Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Novant seeks approval for expansion at NHRMC

Novant is looking to add 25 new acute care beds at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. (Photo courtesy NHRMC).

WILMINGTON — Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center LLC and Novant Health Inc. have applied for a certificate of need to develop 25 new acute care beds at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The request comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ 2023 State Medical Facilities Plan found the hospital would need 25 additional acute care beds by 2025.

According a state announcement on the request, Novant projects the expansion to cost $55.9 million and would be completed in October 2026 if approved by the department.

Before it makes its decision, NCDHHS will hold a public hearing on the certificate of need request on April 12 at 11 a.m. in Cape Fear Community College’s Health Sciences Building, room L-107, 415 N. Second St. in Wilmington.

Anyone may 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 March 31. They can be emailed to DHSR.CON.Comments@dhhs.nc.gov or 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

Additional questions should be directed to Greg Yakaboski at Greg.Yakaboski@dhhs.nc.gov.

Novant nor NCDHHS did not respond to Port City Daily requests for additional information. This article will be updated with their responses.

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