Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one of the most comprehensive, not-for-profit systems in the country. Our more than 900 care locations include:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Hospitals
  • Freestanding emergency departments
  • Healthcare pavilions
  • Physician practices
  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • Laboratories
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Pharmacies
  • Imaging centers

Our system includes more than 7,600 licensed beds, employs nearly 60,000 people and accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year.

For more information about Carolinas HealthCare System, view our annual report (PDF).

History of Carolinas HealthCare System

From its contribution of the United States' first overseas medical service in WWII (called the 38th Evacuation Hospital) to its current standing as one of the most comprehensive, far-reaching healthcare systems, Carolinas HealthCare System history reaches back to 1940, and earlier. Today, Carolinas HealthCare System is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one of the most comprehensive public, not-for-profit systems in the nation. 

Mission and Values

Our Mission

The mission of Carolinas HealthCare System is to create and operate a comprehensive system to provide healthcare and related services, including education and research opportunities, for the benefit of the people we serve.

Our Vision

Carolinas HealthCare system will be recognized nationally as a leader in the transformation of healthcare delivery and chosen for the quality and value of services we provide.

Our Values

We recognize that employees are our most valuable asset. We have identified four core values we hold in the highest regard: Caring, commitment, integrity and teamwork.

The Carolinas HealthCare System's Code of Business Conduct, A System of Integrity (PDF) defines the personal and professional behaviors that all employees and vendors should follow, and serves as a quick reference for many of our compliance policies.

Awards and Recognition

Carolinas HealthCare System is continually recognized locally and nationally for our commitment to delivering efficient, quality care. Year after year, we are recognized by many of the top accrediting and ranking organizations in the industry.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 150 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children. Eighty-nine hospitals ranked in at least one specialty. Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital was named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in five specialties.



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HiMSS Stage 7 Award

Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy was certified with the highest-level Stage 7 designation, becoming the first hospital in North or South Carolina to achieve this recognition for the highest level of EMR adoption, representing the top 2.5% nationwide.

HiMSS Stage 7 Award

CARF

CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback and serving the community.


CARF


HealthCare’s Most Wired Winner

Hospitals & Health Networks sponsors the annual Most Wired award, which is an industry-standard benchmark for IT adoption designed to measure the level of IT adoption in US hospitals and health systems.

Carolinas HealthCare System is one of only 19 health systems to be named “Most Wired Advanced” in 2016.

Most Wired Winner 2016

Sepsis Heroes
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Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles


Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles

The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Learn more here.

The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification

Community Benefit

"Community benefit" is a healthcare industry term that refers to the total cost of providing financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured patients; subsidizing below-cost Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements; and financing other services that address vital needs such as research, allied and graduate education, community health improvements, community building initiatives, behavioral health and community health clinics. Find out more.

Carolinas HealthCare System Leadership

Carolinas HealthCare System has upheld a strong tradition of industry leadership since the time of its origin 75 years ago.

We set the example for healthcare organizations in commitment to mission, community service, medical advances and employer-employee relationships. Our goal is for every one of our facilities to be:

  • The best available place for high-quality patient care
  • The best place for medical professionals to practice
  • The best place to find a rewarding, meaningful career

Meet the CHS Leadership Team, Hospital Administrators and Governing Boards.

Quality

At Carolinas HealthCare System, you and your family can expect to receive the highest quality care when you come to one of our facilities. Our commitment to quality is tracked every day by hundreds of clinical professionals whose sole mission is to provide excellent care to our patients.

Here, you'll find information that will be helpful in explaining quality improvement standards in specific clinical areas. Our scores will show you how often we provide the care that leads to the best outcomes for our patients during the treatment of heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

You also can see our data at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) website, Hospital Compare . The data on Hospital Compare is nearly a year old when it is made available online, due to the time it takes to collect the data, transmit it to CMS, and then have it validated and posted by CMS.

We display our data in quarterly increments, so you can identify trends over time. The results you see here are the most recent available, and have not yet been posted on Hospital Compare.

Additional quality measures may be accessed here:


Delivering Value Through Shared Knowledge

Affiliating with Carolinas HealthCare System enables like-minded healthcare organizations to share in the knowledge, best practices and resources of a vast healthcare network while maintaining local autonomy. We offer a range of unique solutions, pressure-tested in our own system, to drive better outcomes, lower costs and increase access for our patients.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve. Learn more.

Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

The Carolinas HealthCare System Diversity & Inclusion Symposium is an annual educational forum that features some of the nation's foremost authorities on diversity-related topics, such as culturally competent care, diversity research, supplier diversity, multicultural marketing, workplace inclusion and strategic diversity management. Information about the 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium will be available soon.

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation accepts charitable contributions that enhance wellness and support medical education, research and the overall advancement of healthcare in the Carolinas. Philanthropy, from both corporate partners and individual gifts, is often the difference between simply good and truly excellent healthcare programs and services. In some cases, philanthropy is the only means of support for a program or service.

The Foundation supports a broad range of facilities, programs and services within Carolinas HealthCare System, including heart care, cancer care, pediatric care and rehabilitation. If you would like more information or wish to discuss how to make a gift, visit our Carolinas HealthCare Foundation Website, email us, or contact us by telephone at 704-355-4048.

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If you prefer to donate to any of the following hospitals, please click on one of the links below to visit that facility’s foundation-related site:


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