Reaching OutEnhances Service Capabilities
Carolinas HealthCare System observed a major milestone during the summer of 2010 when 101-bed Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln opened in Lincolnton. This marked the first time in CHS history that a new hospital had been built from the ground up to replace an older facility, the original Lincoln hospital having been built in 1969.
In the course of a single day in July, patients, medical records and staff were transferred to the brand new facility smoothly and safely. This was not altogether surprising, given that planning for the move itself started well over a year in advance.
Indeed, the design and construction of CMC-Lincoln – a $90 million, 182,000-square-foot community hospital – was so impressive that it garnered a “National Eagle Award.” This honor signifies the “highest level of achievement” in construction, as judged by the Associated Builders and Contractors of America.