One System

One System: Access and Coordination

Ground BreakingCarolinas HealthCare System is breaking down silos to deliver the best healthcare to all. Having a well-integrated system means that patients benefit from a more seamless experience, greater connectivity, and enhanced access to enterprise-wide staff expertise. It also means greater access to services throughout the Carolinas, many of which were new or expanded during 2012.

For example, access to urgent care and emergency services grew substantially with the opening of new emergency facilities in Kannapolis and Huntersville, as well as new urgent cares in Salisbury and Blakeney. Early success at all of these facilities validated the importance of localized access.

In order to meet similar needs in other parts of the Charlotte metro area, construction began on two additional freestanding emergency departments and outpatient service centers. These will be located in Charlotte's Morrocroft neighborhood and in the suburban community of Harrisburg.

Shovels also broke ground for two additional rehabilitation facilities, at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville and Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, as part of an effort to move inpatient rehabilitation beds out from the urban core. The new Carolinas Rehabilitation sites will allow for seamless transitions from acute care settings to ambulatory care, and vice versa, keeping patients in their communities and closer to home.