PDC Breaks Ground on New Facility in West Durham

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[Pictured left to right:  Chris Frederick (PDC Chief Financial Officer), Bill Schiff (VP, PDC Strategic Services), Kim Denty (AVP, PDC Clinical Site Development), Dr. Eugene Washington (Duke Health Chancellor for Health Affairs), Dr. Mark Newman (PDC President), Dr. Mary Klotman (Chair, Dept of Medicine, Chair, PDC Board), Paul Newman (PDC Executive Director), Dr. David Attarian (PDC Chief Medical Officer) ]


JUNE 30, 2016- Today, the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) broke ground on a 125,000 square foot medical facility on a 12.2 acre site on Hwy 54 in Durham. The five-story facility is scheduled to open in January 2018.  It is the first building to be constructed by the PDC in its 85-year history. 

"The PDC began during the Great Depression with five examining rooms and a waiting area in an 8-foot-wide corridor," said Dr. Mark F. Newman, president of the PDC, the Duke Health faculty practice.  "Today, we're breaking ground on a state-of-the art medical facility to add to the more than 70 PDC locations throughout North Carolina and Virginia."

The PDC anticipates offering Primary Care, Urgent Care, OB/GYN, Neurology, Cardiology, PT/OT, Ophthalmology, and other specialties services.  

"This building will be a Center of Excellence where our physicians will deliver the highest quality patient-centered care anywhere in the world," said Dr. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs.  "It is also a symbol of the future and of our commitment to growth and continued health to our community."

Dr. Mary Klotman, chair of Duke Department of Medicine and chair of the PDC Board of Managers, added, "This facility is the first built solely by the faculty practice.It shows that the physician leaders of the PDC and Duke Health are committed to pursuing the ambitious plan for future growth and patient care."   


General Contractor:  Brasfield and Gorrie
Lender:  First Citizens Bank
Project Coordinator Davis Moore Capital
Architect:  LS3P
Engineers:  McAdams
Construction Manager:  TriProperties Inc.

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Contact: Geelea Seaford, AVP PDC Communications, 919-668-3888