FAYETTEVILLE – February 12, 2020 – Cape Fear Valley’s growing physician residency program is getting its own dedicated facility.
The five-story education center will be called the Center for Medical Education and Research. It will be constructed adjacent to Cape Fear Valley Cancer Treatment and CyberKnife Center, near the intersection of Owen Drive and Melrose Road.
The new facility was needed to headquarter Cape Fear Valley’s physician residency program, which launched in 2017 with the help of Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The first floor will be anchored by a 500-seat auditorium. It will be large enough to hold all 300 residents and faculty and staff. The second floor will contain office space for faculty members and program directors, as well as conference rooms.
The third floor will house simulation labs, where residents can practice with technology that simulates procedures and patient interactions. High-tech mannequins will also be used to provide hands-on training experience for everything from neonatal care to treating heart attacks. The third floor will also house study spaces and lockers for residents.
The fifth floor will house Cape Fear Valley’s Neuroscience Institute, where neurology and neurosurgery specialists will have a new, dedicated space for their patient practice.
The building’s fourth floor and part of the fifth will be shelled at first to allow for future program growth.
Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation has kicked off a fundraising campaign to help cover the project’s nearly $30 million cost. The building’s construction phase is projected to pour $11.7 million into the county economy.
Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.