Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today broke ground to signal the official start of construction of a new 26,500 square foot surgical facility at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.

The state-of-the-art surgical facility will include four fully-digital operating rooms that can accommodate various types of procedures and specialties. In addition, a 10-bay post-anesthesia care unit, a urology procedure room, a waiting area for families, and consultation rooms for physicians and family members will enhance the care provided at Lexington Medical Center.

The $31.5 million project is jointly funded by Wake Forest Baptist and local philanthropy. A capital campaign is underway to raise $3 million through the support of Lexington community.

“We have been inspired by the outpouring of support from those within our community, who recognize this opportunity to invest in health care for themselves, their neighbors and their loved ones.” Said William B. James, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center. “Being involved in the building this new facility will be an experience that we can all look back on and be proud of as we’re helping make sure we can effectively meet the future health care needs of our friends in our community and those throughout the region.”

The surgical facility I expected to open fall 2019.

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