New ER Department under construction

March 5, 2013 by  

The construction of a new, free-standing emergency department is underway in Harrisburg, which is located just to the northeast of Charlotte.

The CMC-Harrisburg is being built along Rocky River Road, just off Interstate 485. The free-standing ER is planned to open at some point early in 2014, operating 24 hours a day, seven days every week and employing around 45 to 55 full-time employees. Emergency room physicians certified by the board will oversee the staff and provide medical direction.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new emergency department facility occurred on February 27. Mayor Tim Hagler of Harrisburg spoke to the crowd at the ceremony, stating:

“This project’s been a very long time coming. My goodness, it seems like it’s been ages since we met in Town Hall and kind of rolled out the paperwork on this.”

The Certificate of Need was approved by the state in 2007, but development of the site was delayed as a result of the economic downturn. As plans now become reality and are moving full force ahead, Harrisburg and surrounding area printing companies may find themselves with a little extra business in the coming months as the facility nears completion. In addition to requiring brochure printers to provide information about the facility, business card printing and various other printing services are likely to be needed too.

The free-standing emergency department is a $20.2m project. The facility will encompass 23,689 square feet and will have an address of 9592 Rocky River Road.