WakeMed Wins Approval to Add 41 Beds to WakeMed North Healthplex
WakeMed Health & Hospitals has won approval to add 41 licensed acute-care beds to WakeMed North Healthplex for women’s-focused inpatient services.
The new beds will be added to the 20 acute care beds already approved for relocation from WakeMed Raleigh Campus, making WakeMed North Healthplex Wake County’s fifth full-service hospital and the county’s first and only women’s hospital.
WakeMed North Healthplex’ new 61-bed women’s hospital will offer comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic care, including a full range of obstetric and gynecological services. These new services will be supported by WakeMed North Healthplex’ existing emergency, surgery, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory services.
The proposed addition will be 72,300 square feet. Projected costs will be $34,062,006. Construction is expected to begin February 2010 and is slated to be complete by October 2011.
It’s Time for Wake County to Have a Dedicated Women’s Hospital.
WakeMed is a proven leader in women’s health and provided care for nearly 300,000 female patient encounters in 2007.
More women already choose to have their babies at WakeMed than at any other hospital system in the County. And, WakeMed offers specialized women’s services for high risk pregnancies, minimally invasive surgery and a full range of gynecological care.
A Women’s Hospital at WakeMed North Healthplex will bring new obstetrics and gynecological beds to Wake County - services that are greatly needed in this area.
Proposed Hospital Services
- 61 Acute Care Beds (Including 20 previously approved beds)
- 20 Obstetrics Beds
- 41 Medical/Surgical Beds
- 6 Labor/Delivery/Recovery Rooms
- Newborn Nursery
- 6 Post-Procedure Care Beds
- 1 C-Section Room
Existing Services at North Healthplex
- Full-service Emergency Department
- 14 treatment bays
- 24/7 operations
- Surgical Services
- Four dedicated outpatient surgery rooms
- 14 pre/post operative bays
- Endoscopy, including two endoscopy rooms
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Imaging Services
- General Radiology
- Bone Densitometry
- CT scanner
- Mobile MRI
- Laboratory Services