On Friday, Oct. 4, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that two health providers have applied to the state to change services in Guilford County – and one of those changes calls for a new breast imaging center.

Bethany Medical Center P.A. and Novant Health Inc. both filed certificates of need applications with the department seeking approval of planned projects.

According to the information from DHHS, Novant Health Inc. is proposing to develop a new diagnostic center – Triad Breast Imaging Center – in Greensboro. That project is estimated to cost $1.66 million and plans are for it to be completed in October 2020.

In the other change submitted to the state, Bethany Medical Center P.A. is proposing to relocate an existing ambulatory surgical facility – Peters Endoscopy Center in High Point – to a new location in that same city. That project is expected to cost $175,000 and is estimated to be finished by March 2020.

For those who want to weigh in on either project, public hearings for the two will be held consecutively on Wednesday, Oct. 16 beginning at 11 a.m. The hearings will be in the Horseshoe Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Old Guilford County Court House at 301 W. Market St. in Greensboro.

Certificate of need public notices are posted online at www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/news.html.