System Profile: CHS at a Glance

Carolinas Medical Center

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one of the largest public, not-for-profit systems in the nation.

CHS operates more than 30 affiliated hospitals, directly employs more than 1,900 physicians, and serves patients at more than 600 other care locations including physician practices, freestanding emergency departments, outpatient surgery centers, pharmacies, laboratories, imaging centers and other facilities. CHS also operates a large number of nursing homes and other enterprises that provide home care, medical equipment and hospice services.

Altogether, CHS operations comprise more than 6,200 licensed beds and employ more than 48,000 people, with combined net operating revenues during 2011 totaling more than $6.7 billion.

One characteristic common to all CHS facilities is a shared mission that includes a strong commitment to public service and extensive outreach to all segments of the population. Carolinas HealthCare System, with its extraordinary staff and comprehensive range of high quality services, research and educational initiatives, provides a medical home to everyone from childbirth throughout their lifetime.

System Profile

CEO: Michael C. Tarwater, MHA, FACHE
Licensed beds: 6,251
Employees: 48,702
Residents and Fellows: 377
Physician services group practice locations: 533
Outpatient imaging centers: 18
Mobile imaging units: 3
Outpatient pharmacies: 18
Cancer centers 8
Outpatient surgery centers: 8
Endoscopy facilities: 9