Cone Health has applied to the State of North Carolina to make a planned new medical center in Greensboro even larger.

Cone’s new request to the state includes permission for a $7.5-million outpatient medical oncology and rehabilitation services addition to a satellite emergency department campus now under construction in Greensboro.

The development of the satellite emergency department and diagnostic center — MedCenter Drawbridge — was previously approved by the state early last year. The original proposal was for a $23.5-million, 102,000 square-foot center on eight acres near the intersection of Drawbridge Parkway and Battleground Avenue in Greensboro.

With an expansion proposal such as this, Cone must first get permission from the state, and, on Monday, Dec. 9, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced that Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Operating Corporation had filed a “certificate of need” application to expand the scope of the previously approved MedCenter.    

The new oncology and rehabilitation area, if approved, are expected to add $7.5 million to the cost of the MedCenter project. The plans submitted to the state now call for the MedCenter to be completed in October 2021.

NCDHHS will hold a public hearing to receive input on the proposed change on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. in classroom 5 of the Cone Health Women’s Hospital at 801 Green Valley Road.

Anyone who wishes may also file written comments regarding Cone’s proposal. All comments must be received by the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section of NCDHHS no later than 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019. Comments may be submitted as an attachment to an email sent to