High Point Regional Health System has filed a “certificate of need” application with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to establish a new hospital in Greensboro.
According to a Thursday, March 16 press release from NCDHHS, the project is expected to cost $246 million.
If approved by the board that oversees hospitals in the state, the hospital is projected to be finished in July 2026 in the city where Cone Health dominates the hospital scene.
As one part of the project, High Point Regional would relocate 36 acute care beds and two operating rooms from High Point.
Medical providers in the state can’t just make changes in service and facilities in any way they want. They need the state to sign off on the plans first. North Carolina is one of 35 states that has a certificate of need program – that is, a law that states health clinics and hospitals must get approved by a state board before they can build a new medical facilities.
Members of the public will be able to share their views on the plan when state officials hold a public hearing next month. That hearing be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in the Benjamin Branch of Greensboro Public Library at 1530 Benjamin Parkway.
Anyone may also 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 Friday, March 31.
Those interested can submit comments as an attachment by sending them to DHSR.CON.Comments@dhhs.nc.gov. Comments can 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
What the doggie do do do you think you’re winning
Anyone who has been to an emergency room in the last 5 years knows we need more hospital beds in Greensboro.
I’m betting Samet gets it built in record time just to rub it in the faces of the county dumb@$$es & sues Skip for lunch money.
“Certificate of Need”. Sounds like Big Brother’s ever-expanding and choking regulations. Perhaps a bone to the Barristers?
I just can’t think of anything the Govt does well. Anyone?
I can think of only one thing government does well Miller. It’s a synonym for fornicating with John & Jane Q. Public. I think I all but gave up in 2016, and even more so in 2020 when I saw those in the primaries for our highest public office. There’s no way possible that out of 7.5 billion people, that these people are the best we have to offer as leaders of our country. Americans laughed at the funny lookin’ little Texan with big ears, yes Ross Perot, but everything he warned us about has come to pass. Maybe folks will wise up and realize we don’t need a Republican or a Democrat, or any career politician for that matter, we need good leaders with morals and common sense who aren’t afraid to take on, or when necessary take down/downsize government. I’m convinced it may never improve until a third and or fourth parties give the current big two a run for their money.
Our entire government needs an overhaul. It is a non-sustainable dumpster fire. As such, if we don’t fix it, outside entities might fix it first. Personally, I really don’t care to learn Mandarin or Russian in my lifetime.
Trump was (is) independent. He ran as a Republican because he had no chance as an independent. See what happened when Ross Perot ran as an independent? He diluted the conservative vote and gave us Clinton. Once he moved to the Center, Clinton was OK.
See what happened with TR and the Bull Moose Party? TR & Taft split the Republican vote, and we got Democrat Wilson. Pres. Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Very bad result.
The Tea Party was a good start, but it faded.
Cone has gone downhill and we need some competition. Hope this happens. Our family has had nothing but bad experiences with Cone last few years.