State regulators set hearing date for Atrium Health ASC

North Carolina state regulators have set a public hearing date for Oct. 16 to discuss Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist's request to move forward with the construction of an ASC, according to a Sept. 12 report from the Winston-Salem Journal.

The health system already owns the site, a former post office, where the ASC has been proposed

The system has already filed a certificate-of-need application with the state for an additional $34.7 million for the project, which was originally anticipated to cost $38.7 million. 

If approved, the ASC will be completed in July 2025 and will include eight operating rooms, two procedure rooms and related clinical space.

Other systems in the state, including Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, have been actively opposing the addition of a new Atrium ASC in the region, worried the system is creating a monopoly. 

Cone Health opened its own $97 million ASC two miles from where Atrium plans to open its ASC just last year. 

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