Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS1 2018

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 1 68 HEALTH & WELLNESS They offer medical centers, physician clinics, imaging centers, surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, sleep centers, and other facilities so you can find what you need, where you need it. The Novant Health Char- lotte (NHC) market offers a wide variety of classes, seminars, support groups, maternity tours, and com- munity events at their hospitals and other locations. For their efforts Novant is constantly rewarded with recognition by their peers. Novant Health has been awarded the prestigious Ernest A. Codman Award by The Joint Commission (JCAHO), the President's Award by VHA (now Vi- zient, Inc.), as well as the Team Approaches in Qual- ity Improvement Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine and the President's Award from Profession- al Research Consultants. Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center (NHPMC) won the #2 spot in the U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals (Charlotte Metro). It ranked high in Adult Specialties such as Orthopedics as well as Adult Procedures such as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement. U.S. News evaluates data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult pro- cedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. NHPMC is a 622-bed tertiary medical center and is designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing 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 employees and over 700 physicians on medical staff; NHPMC is one of the largest medical centers in the region and had over 27,000 admissions last year. It performs, on average, over 6,500 inpatient and nearly 17,000 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room receives over 87,000 visits annually. Also part of Novant Health Charlotte is Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital (NHCOH) the area's only orthopedic hospital providing a full range of orthopedic services including advanced diagnostic imaging, innovative treatments, and rehabilitation services. It ranks among the top 5 percent of hos- pitals in the country for surgical care measures and has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission (JACHO) for five of their joint and spine programs. NHC just opened three new clinics in Matthews, North Carolina. The clinics provide services for disease management, wound care, and senior care. Last spring NHC finished the first federally funded pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center in Charlotte; meaning that all children with bleeding disorders will have a new specialty medical home for treatment, education, and supportive services. The St. Jude Affiliate Clinic HTC (Novant) provides access to specialty trained physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and social workers who have extensive training in taking care of children with these rare complex disorders. Novant also is expected to open its $45.6 million expansion of their Huntersville facility, including 44 new beds, additional operating room, and intensive care unit early next year. As mentioned earlier, Charlotte is also home to a sec- ond flagship nationally ranked hospital system - Caro- linas HealthCare System (CHCS). The heart of CHCS is Carolinas Medical Center (CMC). In the most recent U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals rankings, CMC ranked #4 in North Carolina and #1 in Charlotte (Metro Area). Carolinas Medical Center is nationally ranked in 2 adult specialties and 6 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 7 adult specialties and 9 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commit- ment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. It is a teaching hospital. CMC is also a 1,132-bed general medical and surgical facility with over 61,000 admis- sions last year. It performs over 21,000 annual inpatient and 23,000 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room handles over 180,000 visits each year. Carolinas HealthCare System owns, leases or manag- es hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, home health agencies, radiation therapy facilities, physical therapy facilities, and other healthcare related opera- tions; comprising more than 7,600 licensed beds and more than 60,000 full-time and part-time employees. But the emphasis on healthcare isn't limited in Charlotte to hospitals, physicians' offices, and clinics; recently medical equipment manufacturing has emerged as a growth industry. Capitalizing on the educated workforce, two major national hospital groups, and close proximity to R&D institutions such as the North Carolina Research Campus; the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area's medical equipment manufacturing industry has rapidly expanded. Jobs in these industries grew by more than 9 percent per year over a recent 5-year period. Dur- ing the same period nationally; the industry grew by less than 1 percent. With the healthcare sector so crucial to the Charlotte area's economy, it only makes sense that the quality of care for those living in this region will only continue to soar. []

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