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WFUBMC Expansion

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In the constant battle between Baptist and Forsyth, Baptist Hospital has submitted a request for a new $218million dollar ICU/Emergency department that would service up to 130,000 patients a year. Clearly surpassing the capacity of any other regional hospital. Forsyth serves 110,000 patients at it's recently remodeled facility.

WSJ article about the planned NC Baptist Hospital expansion

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this building is suppossed to be around 400,000 sf! the size will make up for the height.

talk about a hospital building boom in Forsyth. by this time next year, we could have three major projects being built at the same time. FMC, K-ville, and now WFUBMC.

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A new proposal for the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center expansion was released by fox8 news last night. plans call for three 8-story buildings!!! too bad it couldnt be one 24 story building, but im still satisfied with the proposal. The story also mentions that 100's of jobs would be created! The $218 mil project calls for a total of 438,000 square feet. housing a new adult emergency department and new intensive care units. Each floor would have a self-contained ICU.

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If approved, this would be the largest hospital expansion in NC history.

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What prespective is this? It appears to be looking northward with Queen St in the foreground.

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A new proposal for the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center expansion was released by fox8 news last night. plans call for three 8-story buildings!!! too bad it couldnt be one 24 story building, but im still satisfied with the proposal. The story also mentions that 100's of jobs would be created! The $218 mil project calls for a total of 438,000 square feet. housing a new adult emergency department and new intensive care units. Each floor would have a self-contained ICU.

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If approved, this would be the largest hospital expansion in NC history.

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Thats really cool! It seems like it should be the largest hospital in the state. 24-stories would be nice but I imagine they dont want to go to high. Imagine is the hospital ever had to be evacuated for some reason. The taller the building, the more difficult it would be to get people out. But I like 3 eight story building. They will help create a dense skyine in that part of the city. Edited by cityboi

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What prespective is this? It appears to be looking northward with Queen St in the foreground.

You are correct. :)

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:( so it wont be seen from bus. 40?

I don't think so, which is unfortunate. :(

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the expansion plans were approved yetserday so we could see construction start pretty soon? no timeline has been announced yet.

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I wonder if the foundation will be built to support additional floors in the future as space is needed? I remember reading in the Journal a few years back that the Cancer Center was built with this ability.

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I wonder if the foundation will be built to support additional floors in the future as space is needed? I remember reading in the Journal a few years back that the Cancer Center was built with this ability.

Yes, it will be built with the ability to support additonal floors.

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The hospital addition will replace parking decks A and B on Medical Center Boulevard. A final design could get approval by Feb. 1, 2008. A tunnel under Meads Hall connects to the Sticht Center and MRI Building is an important connector for transporting patients, as well as food, laundry and other support services. The hospital cannot tear down Meads Hall and still maintain the tunnel. The two parking-deck locations will allow the hospital to keep the ambulance entrance and the helipad where they are now. The parking decks will move to hospital property on the western side of its campus, near the Ardmore station post office on Miller Street.

http://journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pa...d=1173352354735

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It would be my guess (since I don't frequent the ANA meetings as often as I should) that the ANA put up a big fight about Wake Forest demolishing one of the last remaining parts of the original hospital and the increased traffic on Queen and Hawthorne. I believe they'll move those three eight-storey towers to this new site but will increase the height. I was in contact with a local architecture firm that was vying for this project about two years ago and they said (at the time) WFUBMC was looking for this new tower to be a new tallest at around twenty four floor, instead they divided that by three and now we have three separate buildings proposed. Maybe we'll see this again?

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Wow, just to know they were even discussing 24 is exciting; let's hope it resurfaces!

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Comprehensive Cancer Center Expansion

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/ja...ve-two-major-e/

Wake Forest has applied for a certificate-of-need for a $152 million, five-story expansion of the Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as for a pediatric emergency department at Brenner Children's Hospital at a cost of $19 million. If approved, the pediatric emergency department would open in early 2011 and the cancer center expansion in 2012. The new cancer center addition will be built on top of the existing building.

Wow! Has anyone heard anything about Baptist's triple-tower proposal several years ago?

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this hospital is growing so fast....actually both are and are really good representations of what can happen in W-S. I am also happy that new hospitals are coming because these two need to spread out some and be more accessible for everyone in the area.

I do think that Baptist is becoming somewhat overwhelming for the neighborhood though

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So today, we learn that the cancer center expansion and the new pediactric emergency room renovation will take the place of the original 3-tower proposal. WFUBMC decided to cancel the original $218 million expansion on Queen Street due the the economy, and complaints from Ardmore residents. The new, smaller expansion project would save the medical center $47 million.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/ja...its-plans/news/

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Renderings of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma emergency department.

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wow! just what folks need to calm their nerves when dealing with life-threatening trauma.... fun-house architecture! if the ambulance didn't exist in the top picture, you'd have no clue what you were looking at... casino entrance, big-box record store, the mall food court...?

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Gov. Pat McCrory will be in Winston-Salem Tuesday to help mark the completion of a $125 million expansion of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The center will open next month following an extensive construction and renovation project that kicked off in June 2011 and included the addition of six floors and tens of thousands of square feet of space. The project includes the addition of acute care beds and observation beds along with the consolidation of both inpatient and outpatient cancer care services within a single 530,600-square-foot structure. Lend Lease was the general contractor for the project and HKS Inc. was the architect.

McCrory will join Dr. John McConnell, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, for a press conference at the center at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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-- U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country for two specialties. The hospital came in at No. 26 for neonatology and No. 39 for orthopaedics

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This represents great news for the Innovation Quarter

 

 

 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced a $280 million settlement today in a legal dispute over a wound treatment therapy. Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) will make payments over three years to Wake Forest University Health Services, the research branch of the medical center, and the money will used “to fund major initiatives of strategic importance to the Medical Center,” according to a statement from Dr. John McConnell, the chief executive officer of Baptist.

The agreement resolves lawsuits between Wake Forest and KCI over the patents and licensing for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, including a claim that was scheduled for trial in San Antonio, Texas, next month. Kinetic Concepts Inc. sued Wake Forest University Health Sciences in February 2011, asking a federal court to rule that Kinetic no longer owed royalties on patents licensed from Wake Forest that have been declared invalid, according to the Express-News of San Antonio.

The hospital and KCI had formed a partnership in the 1990s that allowed KCI to develop a commercial application of the wound treatment developed by Wake Forest. The payments were lucrative, with Wake Forest collecting $268 million in royalties from KCI from 2007 through 2010, Kinetic disclosed in a previous regulatory filing.

The wound-treatment system promoted healing primarily by using a vacuum — or “negative pressure” — to pull infectious fluid away from a wound, as well as draw the edges of the wound together. The device was created by Dr. Louis Argenta and Michael J. Morykwas, two researchers in the medical center’s department of plastic and reconstructive surgery.




 

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