Cone Health Seeks Approval to Build MedCenter in Greensboro
The facility will bring emergency care and imaging services to the area served by the northern section of the urban loop.
Cone Health has filed for state permission to build a $23.5 million emergency department and imaging services complex. Total project costs are being finalized. If the state approves the request, the Cone Health Board of Trustees will then be asked for final approval of this project.
Once these approvals have been received, a 102,000 sq. ft. MedCenter would sit on approximately eight acres at the Drawbridge Parkway and Battleground Avenue intersection in Greensboro.
“Our MedCenters are models of moving health care services into the community where consumers want them,” says Terry Akin, CEO, Cone Health. “The location just off of the urban loop will be very convenient for people, not only in Greensboro, but in all of northwest Guilford County and western Rockingham County.”
The project is designed to meet population growth in the area and the needs of an aging population. The 17-bed emergency department will provide an alternative to emergency departments at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital. Cone Health renovated and expanded those emergency departments within the past 10 years. However, people have been using them at a rate much greater than expected.
The MedCenter will also make it much easier for people to get MRIs, CTs, X-rays and other imaging services without having to travel to a hospital.
“We have spent the last couple of years getting to know people in the area to better understand their health care needs,” says Deno Adkins, executive director of ambulatory services at Cone Health. “They have had a huge influence as we continue to learn and refine our project.”
The state could approve the application as early as August. Should that happen, plans call for the MedCenter to open in the summer of 2020. It would join other Cone Health MedCenters in Kernersville, High Point and Mebane.