Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced the start of construction of a 50-bed inpatient facility at Davie Medical Center - Bermuda Run campus.
Construction of the three-story, 78,220 square foot building will take 18 months, with an opening date expected in spring of 2017. The estimated cost of this addition to the Bermuda Run campus is $47 million.
"In 2008 when we first began discussing the possibility of building a medical facility in the county, it was clear how important it was to Davie County residents and county officials to include an inpatient hospital in any approved project," said John D. McConnell, M. D., CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "We made that promise then to the citizens of Davie County and today we are saying that we are keeping our promise."
The new building relocates inpatient services from the Mocksville campus to the Bermuda Run campus, consolidating services in one location. In addition to 50 general medical-surgical beds, the addition will also have a cafeteria, an inpatient pharmacy and a chapel as well as offices for some Wake Forest Baptist physicians.
“This project has been a true community effort from the start,” said Chad Brown, president, Davie Medical Center. “We have worked closely with county officials and our community advisory group to get their feedback about facilities and services they wanted to see in the community. This new inpatient wing will offer the community access to health care options previously unavailable in the county. It is wonderful to see these plans come to fruition.”
Wake Forest Baptist will hold an official groundbreaking for the new facility in December and will announce more specific information at that time.
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