Franklin, NC – April 30, 2021 – With an eye on the future and supporting healthcare throughout the Western North Carolina region, Mission Health on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking for its 82,500 square foot Angel Medical Center.
“This construction project builds on and supports the vision for healthcare in our communities. A new facility here in Franklin will allow us to provide current patient care services while focusing on the health of the community for years to come,” said Karen Gorby, CEO of Angel Medical Center, during remarks at the ceremony.
Located at One Center Court, Franklin, the new 30-bed facility will be 1.5 miles from the current facility. The new hospital will have 3 operating rooms, 1 endoscopy suite, and a 17-bed ER that will include 3 dedicated behavioral health beds.
“We are proud to be here to celebrate a true investment in rural healthcare and in the Franklin community,” said Greg Lowe, President, HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division, who also spoke at the event.
This new 68 million dollar state-of-the-art healthcare facility offers the most up-to-date clinical services and integrates the latest wireless technology available. It will provide larger rooms, better lighting and healing views, and the capacity to allow for the latest technologies to be incorporated into the hospital.
Among community members in attendance were Jack Horton andDinah Mashburn, Franklin Town Council Members; Warren Cabeand Gary Shields, Macon County Commission Members; Justin Setser, Franklin Town Planner; Kevin Corbin, NC State Senator; Karl Gillespie, NC State Representative District 120; and Chief Bill Harrell, Franklin Police.
Angel Medical Center engaged local businesses for all aspects of the event including: the tent, chairs, flowers, and food.
The new Angel Medical Center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022.