Wake Forest Baptist Files Certificate of Need Exemption for Renovations on the Winston-Salem Campus
N.C. – July 10, 2018 – Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center has filed
papers with the North Carolina Department of Health Services Regulation for an
exemption from Certificate of Need (CON) review to renovate two floors on its
Winston-Salem campus. Since the renovation will not change the number of the Medical
Center’s existing 885 licensed beds or alter CON-governed assets, the letter is
being submitted as a procedural step for construction.
The project is needed to relocate and renovate
licensed acute care beds. Pediatric psychiatry will be relocated to a better
physical location. In its place, a new general acute care unit will be
developed with 30 licensed beds.
The renovation will accommodate 19 patient
observation beds and create four minor procedure rooms. These changes are
required in response to Wake Forest Baptist’s master facility planning to
Work will also allow expansion and
modernization of the Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The
new NICU will include 51 private rooms with two of the rooms reserved for
twins. Modernization of the NICU will improve patient safety as well as the
patient and family experience.
The project is expected to be finished in the
latter part of 2019.7/10/2018http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2018/Wake_Forest_Baptist_Files_Certificate_of_Need_Exemption_for_Renovations_on_the_Winston-Salem_Campus.htm
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