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Months Of Hard Labor Will Give Birth To New Women's Pavillion

Posted June 20, 2001

— Western Wake Medical Center

attracts plenty of moms-to-be from across the country. As a result, the hospital has quickly outgrown its facilities. From day one, more babies have been delivered there than ever expected, and that is part of the "push" behind a massive contruction project.

Months of hard labor are giving birth to Western Wake's newest addition. Construction noise will soon be replaced by the cries of newborn babies in the new women's pavilion.

The 82,000-square-foot expansion will also provide mammograms, bone density screenings and ultrasounds. It is all designed to keep up with a growing Cary.

"It continues to grow as do the towns of Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville and Fuquay-Varina, so our expansion is a result of the population growth and young families that are having babies in this part of the county," says Bob Singletary, executive director of the hospital.

The construction is not just for Western Wake's youngest residents. An expanded surgical area and new cardiac cath lab will meet the needs of older Cary residents.

"We have a growing aging population in Cary, so our cardiac services will meet their needs in the future," Singletary says.

In all, 205,000 square feet will be added to the existing facility -- nearly tripling the size of the hospital in use today. The cardiac cath lab should open late this summer, followed by the New women's pavilion sometime around next February.

To accommodate the extra patient load, a parking deck is under construction.

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