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What is a healthcare pavilion?
A healthcare pavilion is a modern concept designed to improve access to quality, comprehensive care for patients of all ages. CMC-Harrisburg will include an emergency department operated and staffed just like a hospital emergency department, with services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from physicians who are board-certified in Emergency Medicine.

CMC-Harrisburg will have six exam/treatment rooms and one observation bed for patients who need extended examination and treatment. Advanced imaging equipment, including a state-of-the-art CT scanner, ultrasound, digital mammography and X-ray/fluoroscopy will be available on-site, providing the same level of diagnostic capability as a hospital emergency room. It also will have a full range of laboratory services for patient care, and a helipad for patients who need to be flown to a hospital for care.

The new facility is another place where patients can receive quality care from the region’s most trusted, most comprehensive healthcare source – Carolinas HealthCare System.

Why a healthcare pavilion?
Studies have shown that nearly 90 percent of the patients who come to an emergency department don’t need to be admitted to a hospital. They either need emergency outpatient treatment or a scheduled outpatient procedure. A healthcare pavilion provides another access point in a growing community where patients can get a high level of care from experienced physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Is this a new idea?
Carolinas HealthCare System has operated healthcare pavilions since 2009, and has four free-standing emergency departments already open in the region. CMC-Harrisburg and another similar facility are under construction. Healthcare pavilions have been around for many years in other states.

Where is the site for the Harrisburg healthcare pavilion?
CMC-Harrisburg is being built at 9592 Rocky River Road in southwest Cabarrus County, near I-485 and Exit 36. See maps and directions view of site.

How big is it and how much will it cost to build?
CMC-Harrisburg will be 23,689 square feet and will employ about 50 people. It cost about $20.2 million to build.

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