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Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine

Revealing the power of teamwork

Project Facts

Location Asheville, North Carolina
Owner Mission Health
Size 611,500 SF
Cost $231 million
Status Completed 2018


The construction of the new tower at the Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine exemplified the remarkable results that arise from cross-team collaboration. Despite an ambitious schedule and unexpected challenges, the extraordinary teamwork not only transformed the construction process but also led to the successful completion of the project ahead of schedule.

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About the project

The new 12-story, 611,500 square-foot tower included 220 patient rooms, consolidated operating rooms (ORs) with support space, expanded emergency department space, interventional cardiology and interventional radiology, and indoor and outdoor gathering areas for families, visitors, friends, and loved ones. The construction project was the largest in western North Carolina’s history.

Walter P Moore solved several significant challenges on the project. The steeply sloping site and extensive rock excavation required a customized foundation solution and constant communication during construction. The building was designed to accommodate future vertical expansion with minimal disruption during construction activities. The concrete framing system was optimized to accommodate same-handed patient rooms, floor depressions, and floor penetrations while maintaining regular formwork modules and efficient reinforcing.