Novant Health Moves Forward With Plans To Build Kernersville Birthing Center

Novant Health Moves Forward With Plans To Build Kernersville Birthing Center

4:14pm Jul 12, 2021
An architectural rendering of the Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center expansion project. Image courtesy of Novant Health.

Novant Health is moving forward with plans to add maternity and delivery services at its medical center in Kernersville. It's part of the hospital’s $50 million capital investment at the site.

The North Carolina Division of Health Services Regulation recently approved a conditional certificate of need for the project. It gives Novant permission to relocate thirteen beds from its Winston-Salem medical facility to Kernersville. 

That change would allow the hospital to accomplish two things: build a multi-million dollar birthing center and expand intensive care and surgical rooms at that site.

A fourth-floor would be added to the Kernersville building for the new maternity services.

Kirsten Royster, President of Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, says it’s an important step in meeting the community’s needs.

“There’s been so much economic development, housing development that has grown around Kernersville that has identified maternity as something that we should add here. What we know is that patients want to receive care close to home,“ says Royster.

Novant expects final state approval in the coming weeks. If all goes as planned, construction on the new Kernersville birthing center will be completed in early 2024.

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