Project Forward At UNC Health Blue Ridge

UNC Health Blue Ridge is embarking on a period of growth and expansion as part of the vision to be the best community healthcare system in America. Through the Master Facility and Strategic Plan, we have been working since the summer of 2020 to develop projects to expand our Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, and Cancer Care services. These projects will continue to move healthcare forward in the communities we serve and further our mission to enhance life by excelling in care.


See a gallery of images of our Morganton Project Forward upgrades!

On the Morganton Campus, we have planned a 220,560-square-foot, 6-story addition with a 6,650 square-foot renovation. Our initial project includes an upfit on the Lobby Level for a new Emergency Department, an upfit of the 4th Level for our new Intensive Care and Progressive Care Unit, three shell floors for future expansion, and a rooftop helipad.


See a gallery of images showing renderings of our future Cancer Center upgrades!

On the Valdese Campus, we have planned a 14,811 square-foot addition and a 19,461-square-foot renovation on the Lower Level of the Valdese Campus for a new 34,272 square-foot Cancer Center. The new addition will include new Infusion therapy and treatment area with private and open space. Plans call for Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology examination rooms, consultation, and treatment spaces to include two new Linear Accelerators, CT Simulator, and Superficial X-ray. The new Cancer Center also provides space for education, support, and group therapy.

A diverse and comprehensive team of frontline teammates have been active participants in the planning and design of these projects to ensure we provide the best care possible for the patients we serve in the future.
An expansion project is always an exciting time in the community and will bring significant growth to our community hospital. We are friends and neighbors taking care of friends and neighbors, and we are so excited you are choosing to join us on our way forward. We welcome your partnership in creating the story on the continuing pages of history for our local healthcare system. We hope you will consider giving to this exciting project.

Project Forward Levels of Giving

  • Project Forward Levels of Giving
  • Pathfinder: $0-$999
  • Pioneer: $1,000- $4,999
  • Pacesetter: $5,000-$9,999
  • Trailblazer: $10,000-$24,999
  • Voyager: $25,000-$49,999
  • Innovator: $50,000-$99,999
  • Founder: $100,000 or more
Your opportunity to contribute!

Support Project Forward at UNC Health Blue Ridge.

Gifts made will be designated to Project Forward to assist with the building projects on both the Morganton and Valdese Campuses to include the new Cancer Center and the new Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department tower. All donors will be listed on the Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation website and will receive recognition at the opening of the Cancer Center and the Morganton tower.

Donors to the Pacesetter level and above will be included in the Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation annual impact report and on the donor wall at the Morganton tower.

Special acknowledgments, such as naming opportunities, vary according to the gift amount. Please contact the Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation at 828-580-5358 for additional information.

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