Construction Paves the Way for WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 11, 2011) – Construction has begun on WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex located at the corner of US-70 on TW Alexander Blvd. The WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex will include a stand-alone emergency department, outpatient imaging and lab, as well as medical office space.
The facility will include the county’s third 24/7 full-service, stand-alone emergency department with 12 private treatment rooms. The emergency department will be staffed by the same board-certified physicians that serve WakeMed’s five additional emergency departments. Laboratory and imaging services, including CT and X-ray, will also be available for emergency department patients and outpatient visits.
The facility, which will be owned, developed, and managed by Duke Realty, will be 50,000 square feet, including WakeMed’s 26,000 square foot emergency department and 24,000 square footage of medical office space. WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex is located at 8001 TW Alexander Drive in Brier Creek, less than one mile from I-540 and US 70. Moreover, the complex sits on 12 acres, allowing room for future development.
The Brier Creek location will initially employ 74 full time employees and will serve northwest Raleigh and Wake County.
Construction is slated to be completed by November 2011 and the building will be operational by January 2012. The project Certificate of Need was granted in September 2009 for $36 million. WakeMed’s total investment in the project is $14 million.
About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 7,750 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.