Construction complete on Wake County’s first women’s hospital

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Following the completion of construction, WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital opened on May 11 for patient care.

The 248,800-sq. ft. 61-bed women’s hospital is an expansion of the health system’s existing North Healthplex. It will deliver a whole new experience for families in northern Wake County and surrounding communities.

The new hospital combines advanced technology and exceptional providers with a hotel-like, environmentally-friendly design, creating a tranquil space with large, private rooms alongside amenities tailored to women and families, according to a news release.

WakeMed is pursuing LEED for Healthcare Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a rating system designed specifically for the unique needs of health care facilities and patients.

Construction on the project began in September 2013.For the expansion project, Brasfield & Gorrie served as general contractor. The firm teamed up with Triangle-based design consultants ColeJenest & Stone, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, BBH Design and Dewberry.

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