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WakeMed to build complex in Garner

Posted September 7, 2012

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— Construction will begin Friday in Garner on the new WakeMed Garner Healthplex.

WakeMed is investing $17 million in the 50,000-square-foot hospital. The facility will house WakeMed's seventh emergency department and will serve as the base for WakeMed's medical helicopter services. The hospital will hire 150 full-time employees.

Garner Healthplex's 12-bed emergency department is expected to serve between 12,000 and 15,000 patients during its first year. The hospital will be off U.S. Highway 70 near Rand Road.

The project is expected to be completed by August 2013.

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  • norainonmyparade Sep 7, 2012

    Garner could use the jobs, especially after losing the Con-Agra plant.

  • rrgreennc Sep 7, 2012

    A previous story I saw indicated this is being built on currently undeveloped land across from the Agri Supply store on US70.

  • lmurphy43 Sep 7, 2012

    I think they meant New Rand Road.

  • kellypsnll Sep 7, 2012

    I am sure they meant New Rand Rd.

  • tux Sep 7, 2012

    "US Highway 70 near Rand Road?????? Rand Road ends at Highway 50 on one end and 1010 on the other..it doesn't even go to Highway 70, so where exactly are we talking about???"

    They might be confusing Rand Rd. with New Rand Rd., which intersects US 70.

  • rajahmom Sep 7, 2012

    US Highway 70 near Rand Road?????? Rand Road ends at Highway 50 on one end and 1010 on the other..it doesn't even go to Highway 70, so where exactly are we talking about???

  • buford Sep 7, 2012

    I'd love to know where they are getting all the $$$ for this...two years ago WakeMed was broke...