NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM GAINS STATE APPROVAL FOR OTHER PROJECTS AS WELL
By John Mugford
Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed Health & Hospitals has had to play a waiting game in order to receive final state approvals to move forward on several capital projects, including a 61-bed acute-care women’s hospital at its North Healthplex outpatient site in the north side of the city.
After the state’s well-publicized call for health systems to submit proposals for 41 new beds in 2008, WakeMed learned in January that it had received the Certificate of Need (CON). However, the approval was delayed when Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health appealed the CON for the hospital.
In recent weeks, WakeMed learned that Novant was dropping its appeal and that the state was reissuing its CON for the new women’s hospital. Novant had filed a CON application to build a hospital in Holly Springs, located about 15 miles southwest of Raleigh, but was denied.
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