Novant and Wake Forest Baptist both seek $13M expansions: 6 things to know

Written by Adam Schrag | February 23, 2017 | Print  | Email

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health Inc. and Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist have filed certificates to expand their hospitals to Clemmons, N.C., and Bermuda Run, N.C., respectively.

Here are six things to know:


1. Novant requested permission to spend $13.1 million on a multi-specialty ASC.


2. The inpatient project costs $49 million and will feature 36 inpatient and six observational beds. The facility will provide orthopedic care with a focus on joint replacement. One hundred jobs are expected to be created.  


3. If the certificate is awarded, the Novant facility is expected to be completed in mid-2019.


4. Wake Forest Baptist requested $13.7 million to add an operating room and a minor procedure room at Bermuda Run, N.C.-based Davie Medical Center. The practice currently has two operating rooms and two procedure rooms.


5. Wake Forest Baptist's facility is a $47 million, 50-bed hospital and is expected to be opened in the spring. No opening date has been announced.


6. North Carolina healthcare systems and providers are required to have a certificate-of-need before building facilities, buying equipment or offering surgical procedures. The law, which is a cost controlling measure, took effect in 1978 and is designed to prevent unnecessary duplication of services in a community. The two hospital projects involve different service areas.


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