Health & Family

Three Charlotte health care projects to be reviewed by state

An expansion at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, a new outpatient surgery center and two new kidney dialysis centers have been proposed for the Charlotte area, according to the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

State officials will review the applications for certificates of need, which are required before health care organizations can develop projects of a certain size. Public hearings will be held at various times on Dec. 17 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 270/271, 600 E. Fourth St.

▪ Novant Health wants to expand its Huntersville hospital by relocating 48 acute-care beds and one operating room from Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte. Upon completion of the $44.6 million project, the Huntersville hospital would be licensed for 139 acute-care beds and six operating rooms. The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m.

▪ Charlotte Surgery Center and Carolinas HealthCare System are asking to relocate six operating rooms to a new Randolph Surgery Center on Randolph Road. The hearing for this $13.9 million project is at noon.

▪ DVA Healthcare Renal Care proposes to develop two 10-station end-stage renal disease facilities. University City Dialysis would be created by relocating dialysis stations from North Charlotte Dialysis. The hearing for the $2.5 million project is at 10 a.m.

Brookshire Dialysis will be created by relocating dialysis stations from Charlotte Dialysis. The hearing for the $3.5 million project is at 11 a.m.

Anyone may file written comments by 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. Comments may be submitted as an attachment to an email to: Comments may also be mailed to Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section, Division of Health Service Regulation, 2704 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2704.

Karen Garloch: 704-358-5078, @kgarloch