October 9, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Mocksville unanimously adopted a resolution of support for the Certificate of Need proposed by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for a replacement hospital for Davie County.
The resolution states that the “need clearly exists for a modern hospital with state-of-the-art equipment and a broad range of services” to meet the healthcare needs of Davie County, one of the fastest-growing counties in North Carolina.
The resolution points out that the Davie County Hospital is “an outdated facility that cannot feasibly be renovated and has no adjoining land for expansion.” The hospital was built in 1956.
The Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center/Davie County Hospital plan calls for an investment of $125 million in Davie County to build the hospital in the Advance area and a primary care center in Mocksville.
The resolution notes that Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has paid off a $1 million loan that Davie County Board of Commissioners made to Davie County Hospital.
“The Mayor and Board of Commissioners of Mocksville totally support the Certificate of Need for a replacement for Davie County Hospital, providing new services, including obstetrics, that will benefit our entire County,” said Christine Sanders, Town Manager.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 18th in primary care and 44th in research among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 35th in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

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