April 30, 2008

The town councils of Bermuda Run, Cooleemee and Mocksville have approved resolutions of support for the proposed Davie Hospital.

The three local governing bodies all noted that the application of Davie County Hospital/Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to replace the aging Davie County Hospital would meet the current and future healthcare needs of the growing county. The Davie County Board of Commissioners previously adopted a resolution supporting the proposed hospital.

The resolutions point out that the proposed hospital will be located in an area designated for commercial development with improved access on Hwy 801 at Interstate 40. The site will be convenient to most residents of the County, as well as adjoining Forsyth and Yadkin counties.

The proposed hospital will have 50 beds and a broad range of services needed by residents of Davie County, including surgical, diagnostic imaging and 24-hour emergency care.

Citizens wishing to express their support for Davie’s application can speak at the State’s public hearing at 2 p.m. May 12 at Cornerstone Christian Church on Hwy 801.
For more information about the proposed Davie Hospital, visit www.daviehospital.net.

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Media Contact: Jonnie Rohrer, jrohrer@wfubmc.edu, at 336 716.6972.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the University’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the Nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and 4th in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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