High Point Regional, Moses Cone settle dispute over north High Point facility
High Point Regional Health System has dropped its opposition to the state’s approval of a Certificate of Need for Moses Cone Health System to build an emergency department and offer other medical services in western Guilford County.
“Time has allowed a number of serious discussions with Moses Cone Health System about its intentions,” says Jeff Miller, President of High Point Regional Health System. “Both parties agree additional services are needed. We are hopeful that our two organizations can cooperate on how best to meet these growing healthcare needs.”
Moses Cone Health System has state approval to build a $20 million emergency department and ambulatory care center near the intersection of Willard Dairy Road and NC 68 in north High Point. High Point Regional Health System had appealed that decision.
The nearly 50,000-square-foot structure is centered between acute care hospitals in High Point and Greensboro. While an agreement has not been reached, talks continue on operating the planned ambulatory care facility jointly.
“The continued growth of the Western Guilford area suggests opportunities for Moses Cone Health System and High Point Regional Health System to expand their mutual commitment to serve this community” says Tim Rice, President and CEO, Moses Cone Health System. “Our institutions have a long history of working together to improve healthcare in Guilford County.”
Construction on the facility should begin in the fall with an opening in late 2008.