Carolinas Healthcare System

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Carolinas HealthCare System is a nonprofit 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, Carolinas HealthCare 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 his own.[2]


The Carolinas HealthCare System comprises the following hospitals:

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte metropolitan area[edit]

Carolinas HealthCare System 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 Carolinas HealthCare System's operations.[citation needed]

Main Facilities[edit]

These hospitals are considered to be the bulk of Carolinas HealthCare's operations:

Freestanding Emergency Departments[edit]

Carolinas HealthCare System 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]

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

Columbus County, NC[edit]

Polk County, NC[edit]

Scotland County, NC[edit]

Wilkes County, NC[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

The majority of Carolinas HealthCare System's hospital operations in South Carolina is around the Charleston area.

Charleston Metropolitan Area[edit]

The hospitals Carolinas HealthCare manage 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]

Union County, SC[edit]

Urgent Care Centers[edit]

Known as Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care, it is a system of 18 Urgent Care centers in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Most are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week (except Thanksgiving and Christmas).[4]

  • Arboretum Urgent Care (located in south Charlotte)
  • Ballantyne Urgent Care (located in the Ballantyne neighborhood, south Charlotte)
  • Cabbarus Urgent Care (located in Concord)
  • Cotswold Children's Urgent Care (located in the Cotswold neighborhood, central Charlotte)
  • East Lincoln Urgent Care Express (located in Denver)
  • Fort Mill Urgent Care (located in Fort Mill, SC)
  • Morrocroft Urgent Care (located in the Southpark neighborhood, central Charlotte)
  • Prosperity Crossing Urgent Care (located in north Charlotte)
  • Matthews Urgent Care (located in Matthews)
  • Mint Hill Urgent Care (located in Mint Hill)
  • Mountain Island Urgent Care (located in Northwest Charlotte)
  • Northcross Urgent Care (located in Huntersville)
  • Steele Creek Urgent Care (located in the Steele Creek neighborhood, southwest Charlotte)
  • Monroe Urgent Care (located in Monroe)
  • Union West Urgent Care 24 (located in Indian Trail)
  • Gastonia (located in Gastonia)

Rehabilitation Facilities[edit]

Carolinas HealthCare System operates a rehabilitation facility on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Other Rehabilitation facilities include:

Behavioral Health Facilities[edit]

Carolinas HealthCare System 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, Carolinas HealthCare System operates long-term care facilities in the Charlotte Area. Other facilities of importance include:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Charlene Butterfield and Liz Sweeney (19 April 2013). "Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority (Carolinas HealthCare System), North Carolina; Joint Criteria; System" (PDF). Standard & Poor's. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Alexander, Ames (16 June 2012). "Officials: Taxpayers need say on CHS". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "CMC Facilities". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Urgent Care Locations & Hours". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-09-16.