Cone Health Reaches Milestone with New Women’s Hospital
Cone Health marked a milestone in the construction of the 196,000-square-foot project at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital with a topping out ceremony on August 16. The $100 million project will unite the women’s services at Women’s Hospital with the children’s services at Moses Cone Hospital.
Several beams, signed by Cone Health staff, were added to the six-story structure following a brief ceremony at the site.
The new Women’s Hospital will include an expanded, 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital will also offer couplet care, allowing babies needing intensive care and their mothers to be cared for in the same room.
The emphasis on those early bonds is not lost on those hoisting the beams into place. “As a parent, I can attest to the importance of spending time together in a child’s early days,” says Scott Duckworth, regional vice president of general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie. “We know this will be the perfect place for families across the Piedmont to celebrate some of life’s most important moments.”