WakeMed will hold a groundbreaking Friday for its new Garner Healthplex, which is being built on a 20-acre site off U.S. 70.
The 50,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed by August. It will include a 12-bed emergency department, lab and imaging services and physicians offices.
WakeMed is spending $17 million on the project, and will hire 150 people to staff the facility.
The hospital system got approval from the state to build the Garner Healthplex in 2009.