Cone Health System

Moses Cone Drawbridge

Standalone emergency department and clinic facility dedicated to serving Greensboro and beyond. 

Cone Health System has a trusted network of emergency departments across North Carolina — from Burlington and Greensboro to Reidsville and High Point – that keep patient safety first while providing timely, high-quality medical care.

Driven by an aging and growing population, space constraints across Cone Health facilities were making it difficult to keep up with patient demand.

After assessing alternate solutions, a freestanding emergency department and membership-based fitness and wellness center were built in the northern section of the urban loop, relieving overpopulated space at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital.


Greensboro, NC


  • Adams Electric Company - Electrical Contractor
  • Brasfield & Gorrie - Construction Manager
  • McKenney's, Inc. - Mechanical Contractor
  • Page - Design Architect

Building Size

150,000 square feet

Project Delivery

  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

On-site, state-of-the-art emergency services provide centralized patient care.

Cone Health Drawbridge — the 150,000 square foot facility housing the new Emergency Department and The Wellness Center — eliminates the need for individuals to have to travel to a hospital when requiring MRIs, CT Scans, X-rays, or other imaging services. The Emergency Department contains trauma, resuscitation, and significant imaging services.

The Wellness Center section provides a pool, weight room, physical therapy and group exercise class areas, and meditation/yoga areas. In addition, the top two floors of the facility are clinic floors — featuring an Infusion Center, cancer pharmacy, and flexible clinic spaces.

Featuring an array of fitness equipment and amenities, The Wellness Center helps integrate healthcare and overall well-being.

The Wellness Center boasts a large indoor pool.

This is the second Cone Health System project being delivered through a true Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method. The first, Cone Health Women’s and Children’s Center, incorporated the IPD approach as well, utilizing time more efficiently, maximizing performance, and fostering collaboration.

Under this joint contract, AEI provided early budget planning for design, construction, and soft costs, as well as early space planning for equipment rooms. Throughout construction, AEI provides continuity from design concepts through implementation as various systems are procured and installed.

AEI is providing mechanical, electrical, piping/plumbing (MEP), security, and technology services for this project.

Implemented by AEI’s technology services:

  • Structured Cabling
  • Security Camera and Card Access Control
  • Nurse Call with Real-Time Location System
  • Audio/Video Infrastructure
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Emergency Radio Infrastructure
  • Distributed Antenna System Infrastructure
  • Healthcare End User Devices
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