Ongoing medical facilities in the area

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Plans for a few medical construction projects are progressing in the area.


Wilmington Health is preparing to open its first outpatient surgery center this month. Meanwhile, construction continues at Brunswick County medical offices for Novant Health.


A grand opening for Wilmington Health’s 20,000 square foot facility at 1305 Glen Meade Road is scheduled for June 6.


The physician-owned facility is licensed for a new operating room and three procedure rooms and will allow the practice to perform same-day preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic surgeries, officials said.


“Their procedures vary across multiple specialties and are generally less complicated than procedures that require hospitalization,” a press release read.


The Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is expected to be used to begin treating patients on June 13, said Robert Colon, director of the center.


Some of the procedures scheduled at the facility, Colon said, are general procedures, orthopedics including total joints, gynecology including endoscopic procedures, urology including endoscopic procedures, podiatry, plastic surgery, pain management and ENT.


The specialties served at the center are bariatric, cardiology, colorectal, foot and ankle, general, gynecology, interventional pain and regenerative medicine, orthopedics, plastics, urology and vascular.


Previously, Wilmington Health would have performed these types of outpatient procedures at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Novant Health New Hanover Orthopedic Hospital or Wilmington SurgCare facilities, Colon said.


Wilmington Health executives have previously said the project is helping to create more choice in the local market.


“This aligns with our vision statement,” Wilmington Health spokeswoman Desirae Hrynko said in an email, “and most importantly aligns with our priority to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality care. quality to this region”.


A $12 million medical office building on the Brunswick County campus of Novant Health is expected to open in the spring of 2023.


Thomas Construction Group, which broke ground on the two-story, 34,000-square-foot structure earlier this year, was initially contracted to provide pre-construction and design assistance for the building, then contracted full construction services through the developer Trask Land Co. and Novant Health.


Tenants of the new building, designed in collaboration with LS3P Associates, include Cape Fear Heart Associates, Oceanside Family Medicine, Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Novant Health Cardiac Rehab, Novant Health Surgical Associates & Plastics, and outpatient infusion space.


“Design and layout plans for the individual offices have been finalized and Thomas has been contracted to carry out these projects, in addition to the building’s core and shell,” Thomas Construction officials said in a recent Press release.


Trask Land Co. announced in 2020 that it had entered into a development agreement with Novant Health for the Brunswick Center campus.


The agreement means Trask Land, a Wilmington-based commercial real estate and land development company, will provide development services for Novant at the medical center and surrounding campus lands, which include nearly 100 acres in Bolivia.


Thomas also said the facility “will allow for expanded services and hours and have a ripple effect in the Bolivia region, allowing other practices to take over the former medical practices of these tenants.”

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