Today Novant Health filed a certificate
of need (CON) application to build a 50-bed, community hospital in
Holly Springs. The proposed Holly Springs Hospital will offer 24-hour
emergency services, surgical services, inpatient hospital care,
intensive care, maternity services, diagnostic imaging and a wide range
of additional services. If approved, the hospital is slated to open in
2014 and will be located near the southern intersection of Hwy. 55 and
Ralph Stevens Road. Total capital cost for the hospital is $77.7 M.
Novant first proposed a hospital for Holly Springs in August 2008
after the N.C. Department of Health Service Regulation determined a need
for 41 new licensed acute care beds and 4 new operating rooms in Wake
County. The State awarded the new beds and the new operating rooms to
competing proposals in January 2009.
"We believe the residents of southern Wake County deserve a hospital
of their own," said Jody Morris, vice president and chief operating
officer of Novant's Triangle Market. "That is why we first proposed a
hospital in Holly Springs in 2008 and why we have not given up on
bringing this level of care to the residents of that community."
Novant Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system of 13 hospitals,
366 physician clinics and 100 outpatient centers serving North Carolina
and three other surrounding states. Its largest facilities include
Forsyth Medical Center, a 961-bed tertiary care facility in
Winston-Salem, and Presbyterian Hospital, the 607-bed flagship facility
or Presbyterian Healthcare, which serves patients in the Charlotte
Novant has extensive experience building community hospitals
throughout North Carolina. In 1994 and 2004, Novant opened acute care
facilities in Matthews and Huntersville, and last month it opened its
newest hospital in Kernersville. Later this year, Novant will open a
replacement of its Brunswick County hospital and was recently approved
to build a new community hospital in Northern Virginia.
"We understand the importance of having convenient access to advanced
health services close to home," said Morris. "We're passionate about
delivering the highest quality of care and a remarkable experience for
our patients, right in their own community."
Novant is nationally recognized for quality care and patient
satisfaction. This year, Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte was named
one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review
based on national quality rankings. Additionally, Novant hospitals
participate in the nation's inpatient quality public reporting program,
which includes 25 separate measurements per hospital ranging from heart
disease to surgery to pneumonia care. The U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services publishes this comparative database online at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. In 2010, Novant hospitals and their quality measurements ranked in the top 10 percent nationwide, 90 percent of the time.
To learn more about Novant's proposed Holly Springs Hospital, please visit www.myhollyspringshospital.org.