Carolinas HealthCare System officials have closed on the land for the proposed psychiatric hospital in Davidson, CHS spokesman Phil Whitesell said.
The 22-acre site is part of Davidson East, on N.C. 73, about a quarter-mile east of Ramah Church Road.
The ground-breaking hasn’t been scheduled yet but officials are doing some site work on the property now, Whitesell said.
In May 2012, Carolinas HealthCare System announced its plans to build a 66-bed behavioral health hospital in Davidson. Carolinas HealthCare plans a $36 million project that will include a 67,280-square-foot hospital and a 10,000-square-foot medical office building.
Beds for the new hospital will be transferred from the state-owned Broughton Hospital in Morganton.
The two-story Davidson hospital will feature all private rooms. Therapy will be provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings for adults who suffer from a variety of chronic mental health disorders. Unlike CMC-Randolph, the new hospital will not have an emergency room.
The new hospital is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014.