The project involves the demolition and re-construction of the former Winston Medical Center (WMC) which was destroyed by an EF-4 tornado in April of 2014. WMC has been operating out of staged facilities since that time, having opened a transitional facility in April 2015 from which it will continue to operate until the new construction facility is completed. However, this facility only enables WMC to operate at 70% of its prior capacity.
Nine buildings totaling approximately 184,300 square feet (SF) will be constructed to house the new WMC campus. These will include: a 2 story main hospital (63,000 SF; nursing home (a series of 1 story properties (84,000 SF); multipurpose administration (12,000 SF); medical office/clinic (13,200 SF); outpatient therapy (3,900 SF); and purchasing, maintenance, mechanical, etcetera (8,200 SF). The separation of these spaces is intentional as it provides for efficiency and flow for the patient base.