Work Formally Begins on Major Project at Alamance Regional Medical Center
Groundbreaking on the $34.2 million expansion took place today.
Greensboro – The first official shovels of dirt were turned today marking the start of a major expansion at Alamance Regional Medical Center. The $34.3 million project will bring new and expanded heart services, more advanced testing and treatment, and redesigned breast care facilities.
The project’s goal is to bring more advanced care to the area. That means people with heart rhythm conditions, those needing advanced heart scans and other cardiovascular services won’t need to travel outside Alamance County for treatment. The project will add 14,000 sq. ft. and renovate nearly 49,000 sq. ft. at the medical center. It will move and nearly double the size of the Norville Breast Care Center.
Cone Health CEO Dr. Mary Jo Cagle is most excited about another of the project’s goals, it’s wellness aspect. “While we will provide the best quality care using the most advanced treatments, we will offer a more comprehensive approach that helps people avoid heart disease and stay well after treatment.”
Cone Health expects to see 1,000 more people a year with heart disease over the coming decade. The Cone Health Heart & Vascular and Interventional Radiology Center at Alamance Regional will add a new CT scanner with specialized cardiac capabilities. A new interventional lab will be built alongside two recently modernized labs to handle growth and expand services to the Alamance County area.
“Great care shouldn’t be hard to access. It shouldn’t be two and three counties away,” says Alamance Regional President Mark Gordon. “And with this project, it won’t be. Some of the most advance heart care anywhere, will be in Burlington.”
As part of the project, the Norville Breast Care Center will move from the hospital to a remodeled space in the Grandview building across from the hospital. This will increase the size of the center from 6,000 sq. ft. to 14,000 sq. ft. It will also add a 4th 3D mammography unit and ultrasound rooms.
It will take a little over two years to complete the project.