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Wake Forest Baptist Health opens new campus

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BERMUDA RUN, N.C.—Wake Forest Baptist Health has opened a state-of-the-art medical center in Davie County.

The Bermuda Run campus of Davie Medical Center brings new medical technologies to the county is on track to replace its aging sister campus in Mocksville in 2017.

The $89 million campus will replace the former Davie Hospital.

"Davie Medical Center has served the citizens of Davie County for over 60 years,” Chief Administrative Officer Brue Chandler said. “The Mocksville facility built in 1950 was in need of renovation."

The new center houses medical offices and all of the older hospital's operations save for its inpatient unit.

"We will provide emergency room, operating room, lab and imaging in this facility today, leaving our inpatient beds for the next three years in Mocksville serving the citizens down there," Chandler said.

The emergency department includes 23 treatment rooms.

"We'll have the capability to treat about 30,000 patients a year,” Medical Director Dr. Jonathan Kelly said. “We don't expect to see that many but it gives us plenty of room to grow into and handle any of the needs of the community in the area."

New equipment includes the latest in CAT Scan technology and the FEMTO eye laser.

"[It] supports the world class physicians who are operating out of Wake Forest and our private practice physicians," Kelly said.

The medical center's orthopedic unit includes clinical, operative and rehabilitation space.

"Basically the whole gamut of what I do we can provide here in this facility,” orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Hubbard said. “That's really unique for this area."

Chandler believes the community will be pleased with the focus on what he calls patient and family-centered care.

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