Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services:
ASHEVILLE — Three applicants have filed certificate of need applications with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to develop acute care beds in response to a need determination in the 2022 State Medical Facilities Plan for 67 acute care beds in the Buncombe/Graham/Madison/Yancey multicounty service area.
Novant Health and Surgery Partners propose to develop a new acute care hospital in Asheville — Novant Health Asheville Medical Center — with 67 acute care beds, one dedicated C-section operating room, and one operating room to be relocated from Outpatient Surgery Center of Asheville. The project is expected to cost $328.7 million and would be completed in January 2027.
Mission Hospital proposes to add 67 acute care beds to the main campus of its existing 733-bed hospital in Asheville. The project is expected to cost $125 million and would be completed in July 2026.
Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation proposes to develop a new acute care hospital in Candler — AdventHealth Asheville — with 67 acute care beds, one dedicated C-section operating room, and five procedure rooms. The project is expected to cost $254.1 million and would be completed in January 2025.
A public hearing for these projects will be held Aug. 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Auditorium, Ferguson Building, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville Campus, 19 Tech Drive, Asheville, N.C 28801.
Anyone may file written comments concerning this proposal. Comments must be received by the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 1.
Comments may be submitted as an attachment to an email if they are sent to DHSR.CON.Comments@dhhs.nc.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the following address:
Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section
Division of Health Service Regulation
2704 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2704