As part of its commitment to improving the health of communities throughout Mecklenburg County and beyond, Novant Health today broke ground at Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center. The $154 million investment will bring acute care resources to the growing suburban population in South Charlotte in a, 161,000-square-foot state-of-the-art medical facility.
“The residents of Ballantyne and surrounding communities deserve advanced care services in their own backyard. As Charlotte continues to grow, we will continue to grow with it,” said Saad Ethisham, president of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and the system’s greater Charlotte market. “Cultivating a remarkable patient experience is our top priority.”
The historic site previously owned by Hall Family Farm will transform into a 38-acre hospital and medical office building offering services including emergency care, inpatient (medical/surgical and intermediate), women’s care (including birthing suites), expanded diagnostic services, and surgical services. Keeping the tradition of community alive, walking trails and space for community events are also being built to ensure continued connection with south Charlotte residents.
Uniquely, today’s groundbreaking ceremony emphasized the importance of practicing social distancing no matter the event. Project leaders kept their distance while breaking ground in the letter shapes “NH.” Speakers and attendees included senior leadership from Novant Health, HDR Architecture, Inc., the City of Charlotte, and general contractor Robins & Morton.
“Charlotte has been a permanent home for Robins & Morton for over 15 years and it’s really special when we have the opportunity to contribute to our community in this way,” Robins & Morton Division Manager Mike Bumgardner said. “We’re proud to assist in bringing these new services to South Charlotte.”
The new hospital will improve not only the access but quality of care in Ballantyne and surrounding communities with plans to open in 2023.