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