Atrium Health

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
Atrium Health
Carolinas HealthCare System
North Carolina Hospital Authority
Industry Health care
Predecessor Charlotte Memorial Hospital
Founded October 7, 1940; 77 years ago (1940-10-07) in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Headquarters 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina, North Carolina
Number of locations
  • 900+ care locations
  • 45 hospitals
  • 35 emergency departments
  • 25+ cancer care locations
  • 30 urgent care locations
Area served
North Carolina and South Carolina
Key people
  • Total Enterprise $9,947,327
  • Obligated Group $5,960,079
Number of employees
65,000 (2017)

Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, is a not for profit hospital network which operates hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, urgent care centers, and medical practices in the American states of North and South Carolina. About 90% of the hospitals affiliated with the system are located within 75 miles of Carolinas Medical Center, the system's flagship hospital and headquarters, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The system has over 60,000 employees.

Legally, Atrium Health is The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority,[1] a municipal hospital authority established under North Carolina's Hospital Authorities Act (North Carolina General Statutes chapter 131E, part 2). The authority is governed by a self-perpetuating board of commissioners which nominates new commissioners to fill its own vacancies; the chair of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners can approve or veto those nominations but not make nominations of her own.[2]


Atrium Health comprises the following hospitals:

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte metropolitan area[edit]

Atrium Health is based in Charlotte, but its operations are not limited to Charlotte. The network operates eight hospitals within the Charlotte area; four of them are considered by many to comprise 90% of the operations at Atrium Health.[citation needed]

Main Facilities[edit]

These hospitals are considered to be the bulk of Atrium Health's operations:

Freestanding Emergency Departments[edit]

Atrium Health operates six freestanding Emergency Departments. These are 24-hour emergency care centers for the treatment of urgent and emergency medical conditions, but are not attached to a full service hospital.

  • Carolinas HealthCare System Harrisburg
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Huntersville
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Kannapolis
  • Carolinas HealthCare System SouthPark
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Steele Creek
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Waxhaw
Other Hospitals[edit]

These hospitals are other community and regional medical centers that Carolinas Healthcare System owns or operates:

Burke County, NC[edit]

Atrium Health manages Blue Ridge Health Care System, which includes the following hospitals.

Columbus County, NC[edit]

Polk County, NC[edit]

Scotland County, NC[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

The majority of Atrium Health's hospital operations in South Carolina is around the Charleston area.

Charleston Metropolitan Area[edit]

The hospitals Atrium Health manages in Charleston are organized as Roper-St. Francis Health System. This system was created in partnership with two other non-profit organizations, the Medical Society of South Carolina, one of the oldest continuously operating physician organizations in the United States and the owner of Roper Hospital, and the Bon Secours Healthcare System, which owns hospitals and medical facilities throughout the eastern United States.

Roper-St. Francis Health System[edit]

Anderson County, SC[edit]


On February 8, 2018, Atrium Health announced plans to merge with Navicent Health based in Macon, Georgia [5]

Urgent Care Centers[edit]

Known as Atrium Health Urgent Care, it is a system of 30 Urgent Care centers in the Charlotte metropolitan area. While a few are 24 hours, most are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week (except Thanksgiving and Christmas).[6]

  • Children's Urgent Care - Blakeney (located in the Ballantyne neighborhood, south Charlotte)
  • Children's Urgent Care - Cotswold (located in the Cotswold neighborhood, central Charlotte)
  • Children's Urgent Care - Union (located in Monroe)
  • Urgent Care - Albemarle (located in Albemarle)
  • Urgent Care - Arboretum (located in south Charlotte)
  • Urgent Care - Ballantyne (located in the Ballantyne neighborhood, south Charlotte)
  • Urgent Care - Belmont (located in Belmont)
  • Urgent Care - Blue Ridge Morganton
  • Urgent Care - Cabarrus (located in Concord)
  • Urgent Care - Cox Road (located in Gastonia)
  • Urgent Care - Davidson (located in Davidson)
  • Urgent Care - East Lincoln (located in Denver)
  • Urgent Care - Eastland (located in East Charlotte)
  • Urgent Care - Fort Mill (located in Fort Mill, SC)
  • Urgent Care - Huntersville (located in Huntersville)
  • Urgent Care - Lincolnton (located in Lincolnton)
  • Urgent Care - Matthews (located in Matthews)
  • Urgent Care - Mint Hill (located in Mint Hill)
  • Urgent Care - Monroe (located in Monroe)
  • Urgent Care - Mooresville
  • Urgent Care - Morehead (Open 24 Hours) (Located on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center)
  • Urgent Care - Morrocroft (located in the Southpark neighborhood, central Charlotte)
  • Urgent Care - Mountain Island (located in Northwest Charlotte)
  • Urgent Care - Prosperity Crossing (located in North Charlotte)
  • Urgent Care - Rock Hill (located in Rock Hill, SC)
  • Urgent Care - Robinwood (located in Gastonia)
  • Urgent Care - Rutherford
  • Urgent Care - Salisbury
  • Urgent Care - Shelby
  • Urgent Care - Steele Creek (located in the Steele Creek neighborhood, southwest Charlotte)
  • Urgent Care - Union West (Open 24 Hours) (located in Indian Trail)

Rehabilitation Facilities[edit]

Atrium Health operates a rehabilitation facility on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte called Carolinas Rehabilitation - Charlotte. Other Rehabilitation facilities include:

Behavioral Health Facilities[edit]

Atrium Health operates a 66-bed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility on Randolph Road in Charlotte. They also operate a new state of the art inpatient/outpatient facility in Davidson, North Carolina. Outpatient services include dual diagnosis treatment, child, adolescent and adult Partial Hospitalization Programs.

Other Facilities[edit]

In addition to providing patients with quality health care, Atrium Health operates long-term care facilities in the Charlotte Area. Other facilities of importance include:

Merger with Navicent Health[edit]

On February 8, 2018, Atrium Health, which had changed its name a day earlier, and Navicent Health of Georgia announced a partnership.[8]

External links[edit]