ASHEBORO — Cone Health will add an urgent care, primary care, imaging and other medical services to its planned cancer center in Asheboro.
A “construction kickoff event” for the more expansive facility, a $72 million investment in the health of Randolph County, happened on Oct. 19. Cone Health MedCenter Asheboro will be the health network’s sixth facility using the MedCenter concept.
“Randolph County officials estimate exponential population growth in the county by 2040 due to new industry,” said Cone Health president and CEO Dr. Mary Jo Cagle. “This community will need more medical appointments, more urgent care and more exceptional health and wellness services.
“Cone Health has been part of Randolph County for decades. Adding a MedCenter will help meet the needs for this growing community for decades to come.”
Cone Health MedCenters bring a host of health and wellness services to one place. The design centers around customer convenience with services that complement one another. The goal is that consumers visiting a doctor can walk down the hall for a blood test or an ultrasound instead of having to drive elsewhere. They may even pick up a prescription while leaving.
Cone Health MedCenter Asheboro will sit on a 60-acre site west of I-74 and south of Spero Road. Design teams drove around Asheboro to ensure the flavor of the community is reflected in the 51,500-square-foot facility.
“We have had many discussions with the people who live near the location,” Cone Health Oncology Services & Randolph County Market lead Skip Hislop said. “They, too, want to see high-quality health care close by. And they want it to fit in and be part of the community. Our design will honor that.”
Cone Health Philanthropy will add to that feel by raising money to buy local art to display throughout the facility.
A phased opening of MedCenter Asheboro on Spero Road will begin next fall.