Carolinas HealthCare System

The articles in this section will feature recent updates from various service lines across the System. If you would like to suggest your service line news for future issues, please submit your ideas for consideration to the Corporate Communications Team.

In this issue you wil learn about:

Behavioral Health

A Closer Look: Meet John Santopietro, MD.
Earlier this year, John Santopietro, MD, joined Carolinas HealthCare System to serve as the new chief clinical officer of behavioral health. Read more...


Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Pilots New Device to Repair TAAs.
Led by Frank R. Arko, MD, Carolinas HealthCare System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute implanted the first branched stent graft specifically designed to restore branch vessel. Read more...


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Preclinical and Clinical Trials.
The groundbreaking research of the lab, Dr. Sparks is advancing the translational research program in neuromuscular disorders. Read more...


Drs. Stephanitis and Howley—Grant of $750,000 over next three years to reduce OR distractions.


HDR Brachytherapy: Innovative Technology.
A radiation oncology team led by Michael Haake, MD, at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute, was the first in the world to use improved technology to perform high-dose rate (HDR). Read more...


Heart of a Champion Day Screens Record Number in 2013.
Nearly 2,500 local high school student-athletes received free comprehensive athletic screenings at four separate locations this summer at Heart of a Champion Day. Read more...


Levine Children's Hospital Ranks in U.S. News & World Report.
Despite opening its doors just six years ago, this is the second consecutive year that Levine Children's Hospital has been ranked in multiple categories. Read more...

Primary Care

Patients First: Primary Care Launched.
While there are times when the national conversation around healthcare is often fraught with negativity and uncertainty, here at Carolinas HealthCare System, our dialogue is focused on finding solutions. Read more...


Carolinas HealthCare System Launches Trauma Survivor's Network.
Carolinas HealthCare System's Carolinas Medical Center is one of only 14 trauma centers in the nation to participate in the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN). Read more...


Carolinas HealthCare System's Women's Center for Pelvic Health (WCPH) is now able to perform an extremely effective and unique procedure to help women with endometriosis. The WCPH is the second institution in the United States with physicians that are trained to perform this technique—Drs. Stepp and Morgan.

IVF Center Opening—CMC Campus—Women's Institute