Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a next-generation academic healthcare system. According to the Atrium Health press release, the organizations have agreed to start a period of exclusive negotiations, with the goal of entering into a final agreement later this year. Included in the announcement are plans to build on the excellence of Wake Forest School of Medicine and develop a second state-of-the-art campus in Charlotte.
Representing the final portion of a three-phase, $350 million campus upgrade, CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has broken ground on a new patient care tower. The nearly 175,000 square foot tower will replace the current hospital building and house a new and expanded emergency department, according to Asbarez News. Hospital President and CEO, Robert Allen said, “While initially triggered by state seismic requirements, we see this as an opportunity to achieve far more than is required and to better position the medical center for the long-term.”