Carolinas Medical Center
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.
Carolinas Simulation Center
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.
Located less than 2 blocks from the hospital, all of our residents have a continuity clinic practice at CMC-Myers Park Internal Medicine. Residents also rotate through various subspecialty clinic practices at CMC-Myers Park. The ambulatory facility also houses clinics in surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and orthopedic surgery. A pharmacy, phlebotomy lab, pharmacy-run anticoagulation clinic, and a radiology suite for X-ray services are available on-site as well. Our clinic is certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) with very high patient and employee satisfaction rates. The PCMH is a team-based model of care led by a patient’s primary care physician who provides continuous and coordinated care to maximize health outcomes.
Levine Cancer Institute
The Levine Cancer Institute was conceived as a true “Cancer Center Without Walls.” As such, the Levine Cancer Institute has many physicians and faculty members at many sites in North and South Carolina. These sites comprise a variety of socioeconomic areas and practice types providing fellows with exposure to the whole range of clinical care that practicing hematologists/oncologists may experience, including office-based practice, and hospital-based practice, in urban, suburban and rural settings.