Nonprofit health system AdventHealth (Altamonte, Fla.) plans to submit a Certificate of Need (CON) application to build a new hospital near Asheville, N.C. The project would comprise a 67-bed hospital with labor and delivery, surgery, and emergency care services, along with diagnostic imaging and a lab.

The plans are in response to the recent 2022 North Carolina State Medical Facilities Plan, which reports a need for 67 additional hospital beds in Buncombe County, N.C., by 2024, according to an article in

Additionally, HCA (Nashville, Tenn.), which owns Mission Hospital in Ashville, plans to seek approval from North Carolina state regulators to also build a 67-bed hospital.