Johnston Health Clayton, Clayton
General Contractor: T.A. Loving Co., Goldsboro
Architect: Johnson Johnson Crabtree Architects PC, Nashville
Cost: $50 million Size: 102,352-square-foot addition and 22,200-square-foot renovation
Clayton residents won't have to venture as far to receive medical care that previously required a trip to Raleigh or Smithfield. A new 50-bed inpatient tower includes a women's center with labor and delivery rooms, a pharmacy and an intensive-care unit. The large atrium and courtyard, cafeteria, chapel and children's area were designed to feel less like an institution and more like a luxury hotel. Last year, Chapel Hill-based UNC Health Care paid $57.6 million for partial ownership in the county health system, with most of the proceeds paying for the expansion. And it will likely not be the last. The hospital is equipped to handle 100 more beds. Since it opened five years ago, a nursing home, assisted living center and doctor's office have moved nearby along N.C. 42. The growth reflects a 131% population increase over the last decade in Clayton, which is 17 miles southeast of Raleigh and home to about 16,000 residents.
Source: Business North Carolina