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Moving Health Care Forward

AdventHealth is expanding access and services to whole-person care across our region.

We believe patients should feel empowered to take control of their health care, and more choice is a step in that direction. As a not-for-profit health care organization, we invest our financial resources into our communities, expanding access to high-quality care for the people in those communities.

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Share Your Support

Your Voice Matters.

We are excited to share that AdventHealth has applied to provide 26 additional acute care beds to our state-approved hospital being built in Weaverville. This CON would allow AdventHealth to expand the scope and scale of health care services for the people of Western North Carolina. With the announcement of our intention to apply for the Certificate of Need for these additional beds, we have once again received incredible community support.

We are now in the Public Comment phase of this CON process. During the month of July, the public may share their written comments regarding AdventHealth’s application for these 26 acute care beds. The deadline for submitting a written comment regarding the 26-bed CON is Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

If you would like to share your support for this additional choice in health care for the region, you can use the link below.

Click Here to Submit a Letter of Support


You can also submit a letter of support via mail to:

Certificate of Need Chief

2704 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-2704

Make Your Voice Heard.

Join us at the Certificate of Need the Public Hearing.

Following the written public comment period, there will be a public hearing for community members to share their comments and voice their support for AdventHealth's CON application.

Monday, August 19 | 11 am

26-Bed CON Public Hearing

Ferguson Auditorium, AB-Tech

340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC

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New Hospital in Buncombe County

AdventHealth is honored to have been selected – by the community and the State of North Carolina – to build a new hospital to serve the people of Buncombe, Graham, Madison and Yancey Counties. In March, we announced the purchase of more than 30 acres of land along US 25/70 in Weaverville where we will build the hospital. This new AdventHealth hospital in Buncombe County will be a community hospital with in-patient, surgical, labor and delivery, and emergency care. The hospital will include access to whole-person care through the following services:

  • The Baby Place – Labor and Delivery Unit featuring 13 beds and a dedicated C-section Surgery Suite
  • 42 Medical/Surgical Beds
  • 12 Intensive Care Beds
  • 8 Observation Beds
  • A state-of-the-art Surgery Suite for general and specialty procedures with 5 procedure rooms
  • Emergency Department with 12 beds
  • Imaging Services
  • Ancillary Services including Laboratory, Pharmacy and In-patient Therapy

After an initial appeal delayed construction for more than 18 months an NC Administrative Judge upheld the state's decision to award AdventHealth the Certificate of Need (CON) to build the new hospital.

The project is once again being delayed by an additional appeal to the NC Administrative Judge's decision. AdventHealth remains confident that the state's decision will once again be upheld. However, this latest delay in the process will likely prevent the start of construction for an additional 6 to 12 months.

Expanding Care Across Western North Carolina

For more than 110 years, AdventHealth has been bringing wholeness to our patients, team members and communities of Western North Carolina. We are continually Moving Health Care Forward through advanced technology, innovative treatments and growing our team of top physicians, nurses and medical staff. At the center of every move we make are the people we serve. In our conversations with people across the region, you have made it clear that you want it to be easier to get the best medical care possible when and where you want it.

We are excited to share the new choices for AdventHealth’s unique whole-person care taking shape across our region.

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News and Events

26-Bed CON Public Comment Period

Your Voice Matters

We are now in the Public Comment phase of the The next step in the additional 26-bed CON process. During the month of July, will be the 30-day public comment window beginning July 1. That is when the public may share their input regarding AdventHealth’s application and any other applications for these 26 acute care beds.

Use the link to submit a letter of support.

You can also submit a letter of support via mail to:

Certificate of Need Chief

2704 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-2704

[email protected]

26-Bed CON Public Hearing: Monday, August 19

Help Us Advocate for More Health Care in WNC

Following the written public comment period there will be a public hearing before the Certificate of Need Project Analyst, Ena Lightbourne. During the public hearing, the Project Analyst will hear statements from AdventHealth and the other applicants. After that, there will be a time for public comments. This is an opportunity in addition to submitting a letter of support in July. You will be able to share your comments directly with the Project Analyst. All members of the public who wish to speak should arrive about 30 minutes before the hearing to sign up for the public comment section. Members of the public will have up to five minutes to speak.

26-Bed CON Public Hearing

Monday, August 19 | 11 am

Ferguson Auditorium, AB-Tech

340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC

AdventHealth would like to thank everyone who has shared their thoughts about the health care landscape, their experiences, and their desire for increased access to AdventHealth’s whole-person care.

HCA Appeals Judges Decision Again

AdventHealth not swayed by new effort to delay New Hospital in Buncombe County

Fueled by the Administrative Judge’s ruling in favor of the State’s approval of our CON application, AdventHealth has been moving forward with the work to bring a new hospital to Buncombe County. In the weeks following the decision in May, we selected HKS Architects to partner in the design process. This follows the purchase of more than 30 acres of land in North Buncombe County in March.

HCA/Mission’s repeated attempts to block all competition within the state-defined service area continue to fail. Their most recent appeal, filed on June 6, is yet another attempt to stop the introduction of healthy competition. This challenge will certainly delay the opening of the new 67-bed community hospital in Buncombe County, but we believe we will again prevail. The sentiments of fear and frustration we heard from the people of Buncombe, Graham, Madison, and Yancey Counties during our latest public listening sessions are a reminder of the urgency of this matter. Despite these obstacles, AdventHealth's commitment to delivering more access and improved health care to these communities is unwavering.