Duke University Hospital his applied to state regulators for approval for a $48.4 million renovation of the modernist Duke North Building, including technology upgrades in nine operating rooms and in the cardiac critical care unit.
The project, which would renovate and modernize 29,000 square feet of space, is scheduled for completion in August 2015, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
The Certificate of Need Section of the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation has scheduled a public hearing next month in Raleigh. The hearing will take place at 2 p.m. in Room 104 of the Brown Building on the Dorothea Dix Campus at 801 Biggs Drive.
State law requires a Certificate of Need review process for projects that cost more than $2 million, relocate sick beds and involve paying $750,000 or more for major medical equipment.
Details on the project were not available Wednesday. Certificate of Need applications typically run hundreds of pages in length and are submitted in hard copy.