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$44 million expansion proposed for Northside Hospital Forsyth
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One of six newly opened operating rooms at Northside Hospital Forsyth's Center for Advanced Surgical Technology.

The Northside Hospital System may soon be embarking on a $44 million expansion of its Forsyth County location, recently obtained documents show.

According to a letter of intent sent to the Department of Community Health on Dec. 6, 2019, a representative for Northside Hospital stated that a proposed expansion would involve a “2-story vertical addition to an existing patient tower” adding 43 surgery short-stay beds to the facility.

The addition would also include “23-hour observation beds,” and would cost approximately $44 million, the letter states.

More details about the project won’t be shared until a Certificate of Need application is filed in January, a hospital spokeswoman said in an email to the Forsyth County News.

This proposed expansion would be one of several that the hospital has announced or completed in recent months.

In early November, Northside Forsyth opened six new operating rooms at the hospital’s Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, adding supports for robotic, neuro, orthopedic and spine surgeries. Since opening, more than 400 surgeries have taken place in the new ORs, the spokeswoman said.

The hospital also filed a Certificate of Need application in late November to convert 16 existing rooms to be used for obstetrical patients in the hospital’s Woman’s Center and meet projected patient demands for 2024.