Pardee Hospital Purchases Property in Mills River
Written by Erica Allison
Over the past few months, and as part of a larger endeavor to strategically plan for and accommodate patient growth and delivery of health care in Henderson County, Pardee Hospital has been exploring opportunities in the Mills River area of Henderson County. Most recently, Pardee closed on 20 acres in Mills River, directly across from the Ingles located at the corner of N. Mills River Road and Boylston Highway.
We see this as a positive move for Pardee and one that makes sense in reaching people in Etowah, Mills River, and Fletcher, as well as areas immediately adjacent to the county, said James M. Kirby, II, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital. This is part of a measured, strategic approach to planning for the health care needs of our community. We have worked with business and industry, listened to our patients, and heard from residents within our county that access to high quality health care in that area of the county is a growing concern.
Before Pardee closed on the property, the seller rezoned the property from Neighborhood Commercial to General Business. Kirby noted that the hospital plans to take their time in finalizing plans for the property, remaining flexible in determining exact needs and planning accordingly, while also working within the zoning requirements.