WakeMed Health & Hospitals will open its sixth emergency department in the county on Friday in the Brier Creek area of northwest Raleigh.
The 50,000-square-foot Brier Creek Healthplex includes an emergency department with 12 private treatment rooms, diagnostic imaging, lab services and physicians offices, including a Wake Orthopedics office.
Friday's event will run from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The first 500 visitors get a free first aid kit.
The center is located just off U.S. 70 at 8001 T.W. Alexander Drive.
Brier Creek Healthplex is WakeMed's third full service, 24/7 center. It will employ 74 people initially.
The certificate of need for the facility was awarded in 2009. WakeMed invested $14 million in the project.
WakeMed will continue to operate its Brier Creek Medical Park, which offers bone density, mammography and physicians offices.