A modest but wonderful idea for old hospital properties

Sometimes some of the best ideas do not come from state or national planners or “inside the Beltway.”

A group in western North Carolina in the out of the way mountain tourist area of Blowing Rock-Banner Elk, NC, led by a local innovative thinker has come up with a variation on a genre of an idea kicking around the country for over a decade nows. Its core idea is preservation and re-purposing of old, abandoned but still intact properties. The property of concern is typical of a growing number of such relatively new “leftovers” as medical care models in this country continue to evolve from the 50 years ago widespread model of cottage industries small private group practices of doctors and small community hospitals serving local communities and areas.

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