Carolinas Medical Center is the flagship facility of Carolinas HealthCare System. As one of North Carolina's largest hospitals, CMC serves as the regional referral center for western North Carolina and northern South Carolina.
The hospital is one of only five facilities in North Carolina designated as an Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospital and a Level I Trauma Center. It operates a number of specialized centers and institutes, bringing together some of the finest medical personnel in the country to treat patients with specific diagnoses.
For more than 100 years, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy has been treating patients with a special combination of unsurpassed compassion and leading-edge expertise. CMC-Mercy believes that to truly care for a person's well-being you must do more than treat symptoms. That's why they consider patients' emotional and spiritual well-being as they do the treatment of physical ailments.
An adult acute care facility with 185 beds, CMC-Mercy provides a full-range of services. The emergency department has been recognized for service excellence by J.D. Power and Associates two years in a row. They also have many advanced specialties, such as the Bariatric Center, the Heart Center, the Foot and Ankle Institute, the Hip and Knee Center and the family medicine residency training program.
Levine Children's Hospital, located on the campus of CMC, is the largest children's hospital between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. The 240,000-foot hospital opened in 2007 and is home to the region's only dedicated children's emergency department operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
LCH has more board-certified physicians in more pediatric specialties than any other hospital in the region. With 234 beds, LCH leads the region in specialty pediatric care, offering more than 30 specialized pediatric services including kidney, liver and heart transplants; cardiac and cancer care; neurosurgery; rehabilitation service; and the highest designated level of neonatal intensive care.
The Myers Park clinic houses the offices for all the resident clinics, not only for orthopedic. The clinic helps provide care to those people in the county without insurance.
OrthoCarolina is one of the largest, most comprehensive orthopedic practices in the nation. OrthoCarolina was created by the 2005 merger of Miller Orthopedic Clinic and Charlotte Orthopedic Specialists. For more than 80 years, each practice provided high quality orthopedic care to patients of the Charlotte, NC region.
Together as OrthoCarolina, they are able to combine our strengths to provide an even higher level of orthopedic service and patient care. The highly-trained physician staff of OrthoCarolina is comprised of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists and physician assistants. While the orthopedic surgeons at OrthoCarolina are trained and experienced in all areas of orthopedics, many have fellowship training in specialty areas, such as foot and ankle; hand; hip and knee; pediatric orthopedics; shoulder and elbow; spine; and sports medicine.
Opened in 2007 as a department of Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Carolinas Simulation Center is an American College of Surgeons accredited Level I Education Institute. This prestigious accreditation designates Carolinas Simulation Center as a provider of quality education and a partner in advancing patient safety through educational endeavors.
The Simulation Center is one of only 39 institutions worldwide to receive this accreditation. The center was established as a multidisciplinary simulation center to meet the training needs of Carolinas Medical Center and its related entities as well as healthcare providers and community groups from across the surrounding region.
The Simulation Center allows healthcare professionals at all levels the opportunity to use interactive, lifelike mannequins and other equipment to simulate procedures and situations in a safe learning environment. One of the center's priorities is educational research for continuous improvement of educational methods. Faculty can provide structured, risk-free, hands-on educational experiences for medical and surgical residents, nursing and CRNA students, AHEC, and other allied health personnel. Emphasis is given to curriculum development and implementation on a variety of simulators.
Using our state-of-the-art simulation equipment, healthcare professionals are able to learn proper techniques and improve their decision-making skills through an interactive environment. Through repetitive practice on life-like manikins, learners are better prepared to safely work with patients.
Specifically, the orthopedic residency has developed a year-long curriculum, which involves teaching basic casting/splinting techniques, basic arthroscopy on models, and fracture fixation with the use sawbones.
Carolinas Rehabilitation, located in Charlotte, NC has served patients across the United States and around the world since 1950. A team of highly-specialized physiatrists works to provide the highest quality care to each of the patients who are served. While other rehabilitation centers may attempt to equal this level of expertise, few can match our results in helping patients who have sustained life-altering injuries or conditions.
Carolinas Rehabilitation hospital is one of the largest free-standing, non-profit inpatient rehabilitation centers in the nation. This facility is a neurorehabilitation center for individuals who have sustained brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other traumatic injuries.
Carolinas Rehabilitation has two other facilities where physicians and staff are specialized in treating stroke, non-traumatic injuries, amputations, orthopedic and other general rehabilitation diagnoses. A fourth location is located in Levine Children's Hospital, where our primary therapeutic goal is to help young children and adolescents lead longer and richer lives at the highest level of functioning possible.