Pineville to be home for new acute care and rehab facility

August 23, 2012 by  

The Carolinas Specialty Hospital, in conjunction with the Carolinas HealthCare System, held a groundbreaking ceremony last week in Pineville, North Carolina for a $40m rehabilitation hospital.

The new building will be located on the campus of the Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville and will be 85,500 square feet in size and four stories high. Currently, the CMC leases space for 40 beds at the CMC-Mercy uptown location for patients with medically-complex issues for 25 to 30 days. The new building will be able to accommodate such patients, as well as long-term acute care, which is not possible at the uptown location. The facility will also be able to bring advanced care to the suburbs and to patients from Union and Mecklenburg counties who need to travel uptown in order to receive care.

The Hospital no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to inform the local community of the new facility so that those in the area will know where they can go when they need these types of services.

Patients who suffer from neurological diseases, strokes, traumatic injuries, and various orthopedic conditions will be able to receive treatment at the new building. According to Joseph Piedmont, President and Chief Operating Officer of CHS, the new hospital will bring specialty services that have not otherwise been available to residents in the area.

Construction of the hospital is planned to be finished in August 2013, at which time the long-term acute care section will open. The rehabilitation section is scheduled to open in October of that year.

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