Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL1ISS1 2017

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 1 — ISSUE 1 50 HEALTH & WELLNESS Did you know that more than 90,000 patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals every day and many don't have the luxury (or time) to decide where they're going? If you live in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area of North Carolina (or are thinking about relocat- ing here), wouldn't it be wise to learn as much as pos- sible about what's available in the area? Perhaps more importantly would be to find out what these hospitals, clinics and medical professionals have to offer and what their peers have to say about the quality of their service. One good place to start may be checking the U.S. News Best Hospitals specialty rankings. Each year they rank (by region and nationally), hospitals in 16 specialties. If your care calls for special expertise, or if age, physical ailments or a chronic condition add appreciable risk to your treatment or procedure; it's an excellent yardstick with which to begin measuring a region's treatment facilities. Using the U.S. News Best Hospitals in Charlotte, North Carolina for 2016-17 (with expanded information on each entity), perhaps it will make your decision of healthcare services for you and your family a little easier while living in and near the Queen City. But remem- ber, this is only a starting point. It takes diligence and research to find that "perfect fit" for your family from the physicians' group and clinic staff to dental and eye professionals. Make sure your healthcare professionals are excellent while at the same time able to make your family members feel comfortable and secure. In their most recent rankings, Carolinas Medi- cal Center in Charlotte (CMCC) was ranked #1 in U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals (Charlotte Metro). It ranked nationally in Adult Ear, Nose and Throat plus Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Neurol- ogy & Neurosurgery, Nephrology, and Orthopedics. It was also high-performing in 5 other adult specialties. CMCC scored high in patient safety. Carolinas Medi- cal Center is a 1,132-bed general medical and surgical facility with 62,460 admissions in the most recent year reported. It also performed 17,831 annual inpa- tient and 15,298 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had around 128,000 visits. Carolinas Medical Center is a teaching hospital and part of the Caroli- nas HealthCare System, one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and the largest health- care system in North and South Carolina. Carolinas HealthCare System owns, leases or manages hospitals, Health & Wellness BY LAUREL HYATT nursing homes, physician practices, home health agencies, radiation therapy facilities, physical therapy facilities, and other healthcare related operations, comprising more than 7,600 licensed beds and more than 60,000 full-time and part-time employees. Their more than 900 care locations include: academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, outpatient surgical centers, labs, pharmacies, imaging centers, rehab centers, home health agencies and nursing homes, as well as hospice and palliative care. Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center (NHPMC) won the #2 spot in the U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals (Charlotte Metro). NHPMC is a 622-bed tertiary medical center located in Charlotte. The hospital is desig- nated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credential- ing Center. Magnet designation is the nation's highest honor for excellence in nursing, and only 5 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved this honor. With 7,000 em- ployees and over 700 physicians on medical staff, NHPMC is one of the largest medical centers in the region and had around 30,000 admissions in the latest year for which data is available. It performed 7,368 annual inpatient and 15,685 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 88,745 visits. NHPMC is part of Novant Health, an integrated system of physician practices, hospitals, outpatient centers, and more, delivering award-winning healthcare to the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and beyond. With world-class technology, personal connections and care that's easier to access and understand, Novant Health is part of the >> comprehensive, innovative, highly ranked

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