With $173 Million Campus, NEA Baptist Health Will Add 530 Jobs

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 12:00 am  

In the fall, NEA Baptist Health System hopes to open its $173 million medical campus that features a six-story hospital. (Photo by Luke Jones)

When the medical complex opens, it will connect the medical office building floor by floor to the hospital.

“Patients and physicians can easily move between the two areas, improving access to care,” Betz said.

The model of putting doctors’ offices on the same floor of the inpatient hospital rooms “is the wave of the future for patient care because of its efficiency and responsiveness to patient needs,” NEA said on its website.

The new hospital also will have larger patient and operating rooms. It could be expanded to hold more than 300 beds, Waddell, the spokeswoman for NEA Baptist, said.

The NEA Baptist Center for Cancer Care will feature all of its cancer care services under one roof, from diagnosis to chemotherapy treatments to radiation to support, according to a January news release from NEA.

The Cancer Care “project on our new medical campus combines the oncology and radiation therapy services, along with other areas of the hospital and clinic to add yet another dimension of integrated health care, but this time, it is focused entirely on the treatment of cancer,” Betz said in the news release.



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