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State sets hearing on day surgery facility application

State regulators have set a hearing on Oct. 12 to receive comments on an application from Pardee UNC Health Care for permission to build a $16.3 million day surgery center in Mills River.


Henderson County Hospital Corporation and Pardee  LLC filed a certificate of need application with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to relocate two operating rooms from Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital to a new ambulatory surgical facility in Mills River called Pardee Partners ASC. The facility would also have two procedure rooms. If approved, the project would be completed by July 2021, Pardee said.

The public hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Kaplan Auditorium of the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St.

Anyone may file written comments concerning the proposal. Comments must be received by the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section no later than 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Comments may be submitted as an attachment to an email and sent to

Comments may also be mailed to:

Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section
Division of Health Service Regulation
2704 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2704