THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES REPORTS...
The first phase of a health care campus on Hendersonville Road is expected to open this fall.
The project is a collaboration between Pardee Hospital and Mission Health.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina will also have space on the new campus.
“We started talking last fall about the opportunity to come together and partner with the Y on the site,” said Kris Peters, Pardee Hospital’s vice president of strategy and development.
John Mikos, chief operating officer of the YMCA of Western North Carolina, said the Y is still working out details related to what the facility will look like.
“We’re certainly looking forward to expanding our services for south Buncombe and north Henderson,” he said.
The health campus will eventually include two buildings — one 80,000 square feet and a second 40,000 square feet.
The first phase of the project, the main building’s first floor, will include an urgent care center, outpatient lab and pharmacy, according to Peters.
Construction is well under way on the first building, and the first section of that structure will open in October, she said.
The second floor of that building will house physician practices. That part of the project is slated to open around January.
The second building will include space for the YMCA as well as cardiac rehab, Peters said. That part of the project should be completed next year.
“I think it’s a one-stop shop for a lot of different things,” Peters said.
Kristi Sink, vice president of ambulatory and ancillary services for Mission, said Mission and Pardee have worked together on various programs and community education. This is the first time the two have collaborated on a facility. It aims to serve the growing population in that community.
“This put all of those outpatient services in one place, central to the community and a large population,” Sink said.
“I expect it will be a fairly active site,” she said.
The health campus could also include some specialists, Sink said.
The multi-million dollar out-patient health care facility straddles the Henderson-Buncombe County line in Fletcher.