Five apply to build Chatham nursing facility

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 05:25 PM

Five competitors are vying for the chance to build a new, 90-bed nursing facility in Chatham County.

In North Carolina, healthcare providers can’t acquire, replace or add to their facilities without approval from a N.C. Department of Health and Human Services division, except in certain circumstances.

The providers filed applications with the state to try to add the nursing facility beds in Chatham.

The applicants included a Kensington Rehab and Nursing Center proposal for a new, $9.2 million 90-bed nursing facility on Lowes Drive in Pittsboro. It would be completed by January 2016.

The Chatham County Rehabilitation Center proposed building a new nursing facility at U.S. 15-501 north and Sunny Acres Road in Pittsboro. The project is expected to cost $15.7 million and would be finished by October 2016.

The Chatham Health and Rehabilitation Center proposed building a new nursing facility at 460 Henley Road in Chapel Hill. The cost would be $9.6 million, and would be complete by October 2016.

UNC Hospitals Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center proposed building a new 90-bed nursing facility in the proposed Chatham Park development in Pittsboro. The project would cost $10.9 million and would be complete by November 2015.

PruittHealth-Chatham proposed building a new 90-bed nursing facility at 1157 Hillsboro St. in Pittsboro. The project would cost $11.8 million and would be complete by October 2015.