WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover Regional Medical Center has asked the state for permission to build a new emergency department in Wilmington, according to a release from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
According to the release, NHRMC has filed an application with the Certificate of Need Section of the NC Division of Health Service Regulation to develop a satellite emergency department in Wilmington and to relocate Porter's Neck Imaging, an outpatient department of the hospital, to the new facility.
Records show NHRMC submitted its application last month.
A hospital spokeswoman did not immediately have information about the plans.
A public hearing for this project will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 at New Hanover Public Library in the New Hanover Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, 201 Chestnut St., Wilmington.
The project is expected to cost $15 million and is expected to be complete by October 2015.
Anyone may file written comments concerning this proposal. Comments must be received by the Certificate of Need Section no later than July 31 at the following address:
Certificate of Need Section
Division of Health Service Regulation
2704 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-2704