Topping Out Celebration for Park Ridge Health!
Hendersonville, N.C.(July 17, 2013)–Park Ridge Health is excited to announce the topping out celebration at its new medical campus in South Asheville. This ceremony marks the completion of the building’s steel structure, which is located immediately off I-26, Exit 37, on Long Shoals Road across from the entrance to Biltmore Park. Opening in summer 2014, the new medical center will house 16 primary care and specialty physicians, their medical teams and other high-demand medical services.
The four-story, 25,000-square-foot medical center will feature two balconies on the third and fourth floors offering views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The modern building was designed by local Asheville architectural firm Bowers, Ellis & Watson. The design team focused on creating an environment to support health and healing, while using industry-leading walls and windows to insulate the building and minimize environmental impact. The site will also feature extensive landscaping with indigenous, drought resistant plantings, as well as low-glare site lighting to reduce light pollution at night. The stone for the building was locally quarried in Fletcher. Park Ridge Health partnered with Asheville’s H&M Constructors for the Biltmore Park project, and has exhibited a strong effort to utilize local construction teams for the creation of the $10 million health care facility.
“When we open our doors in 2014, this will be the new medical home for thousands of patients who have already partnered with Dr. Denise Ingram, Dr. John Lang, Dr. Teresa Bradley, Dr. Leah Swann, and Dr. Ron Johnson for their ongoing health care needs,” said Jason Wells, Vice President for Physician Services at Park Ridge Health. “Additionally, we believe thousands more will make this their new health care home as they will now have access to many of the area’s leading specialists in one strategically designed facility. Park Ridge Health will offer primary care and secondary care through specialties including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Neurology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. I believe what we are creating in the Asheville area is very exciting as it represents a unified network of primary care physicians and specialists all sharing a common electronic medical records system, providing world-class coordination of care and serving patients side-by-side at a convenient location.”
The community is invited to a brief topping out ceremony on Thursday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at the construction site. To establish care now with a physician who will serve in the new medical center, please call 855.PRH.LIFE.
About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 120 primary care and specialty providers, cardiac care and rehab, state-of-the-art surgical care, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.orgor call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).
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