AdventHealth, HCA compete to add beds in North Carolina

Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth and Nashville-based HCA Healthcare are both planning to submit a certificate of need application to fill 67 beds in Buncombe County, N.C., MY40 reported April 21.

The county needs that many beds by 2024, according to the 2022 North Carolina State Medical Facilities plan.

AdventHealth's website said its application will be submitted June 15. Its facility would have 67 patient rooms, labor and delivery care with a cesarean section operating room, surgery services, an emergency department, diagnostic imaging and lab services.

"A new AdventHealth hospital in the Asheville area would mean additional access and choice for high-quality healthcare close to home," AdventHealth Hendersonville said in an April 20 Facebook post.

HCA, which owns Mission Hospital in Asheville, also confirmed its plan to submit an application to MY40.

"The need for additional beds in this region was created by the demand for Mission Hospital's advanced services and our region's projected growth," Nancy Lindell, division director of public and media relations for HCA and Mission Health, told the station.

Note: This story has been updated.

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