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New prison medical facilities
The Division of Prisons has opened new medical facilities in Raleigh at Central Prison and North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women. These medical facilities will serve the state prison population and allow the state to reduce its reliance on medical services obtained at community hospitals. More than 700 positions are required to staff the new facilities.
Open positions are posted on the Office of State Personnel website.
Interior of Regional Medical Center
| Central Prison
Regional medical center - October 2010
At Central Prison in Raleigh, a new regional medical center with 120 inpatient hospital beds and a 216-bed mental health facility will replace the prison's existing hospital and mental health buildings. A new central utility plant is complete along with improvements to underground infrastructure and parking. When opened 2011, the facility will be hiring employees for 554 positions.
Project cost: $153.7 million
Architect: Schenkel Shultz Architecture
Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women -
The new healthcare facility at the NC Correctional Center for Women is a 3-story, 102,000 square foot building which will provide inpatient acute care, ambulatory care, and mental health services for the inmate population. The facility will accommodate 150 beds; 80 Medical and 70 Mental Health.
The Medical Area of the facility includes an Outpatient/Ambulatory Care Medical Clinic that includes Dental Suite, Lab, Triage, Exam and Procedure Rooms, a Radiology Suite, Chemotherapy and Dialysis space, Physical Therapy space and Pharmacy. An Assisted Living Unit located on the first floor will accommodate 42 Medical beds with an additional 38 general medical beds located on the 2nd floor of the building.
The Mental Health Area is sub-divided into two areas. The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Treatment Area provides counseling and treatment spaces. The Inpatient Mental Health houses 70 beds serving three distinct units: Crisis Stabilization (10 beds), Intensive Care (36 beds) and Residential Housing Units (24 beds). When opened the facility will create 227 new jobs for medical personnel, correctional officers, administrative and maintenance employees.
Project cost: $48.3 million
Architect: BJAC Architects
Contractor: New Atlantic Contracting
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