Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
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Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center is a 654-bed hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the largest hospital in the Charlotte area operated by Novant Health, a private, non-profit regional medical system in the Carolinas and Virginia. Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) which recognizes facilities that provide the highest level of nursing care.
Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1903, when ten doctors from the North Carolina Medical College purchased the former Charlotte Private Hospital. They immediately turned it over to the city’s six Presbyterian churches to operate. The hospital operated out of leased properties during its early years. In 1915, the nearby Elizabeth College moved to Virginia, vacating its campus on Hawthorne Lane. The hospital acquired that property and in 1918 began operating at its current location. The Presbyterian ownership group planted several satellite hospitals in Huntersville and Matthews, before merging with Carolina Medicorp of Winston-Salem in 1997. The combined company became known as Novant Health, and in 2013 announced the re-branding all of facilities under the Novant name.
Hemby Children's Hospital
Hemby Children's Hospital is located within Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. The hospital has a total of 109 beds including a 38-bed Level IV NICU, an 8-bed PICU, 20-bed adolescent behavioral health department, and a 43-bed general pediatric floor. Hemby Children’s Hospital has the region’s first 24/7 Children’s Emergency Department, and also offers child life and other support services.
Awards and accolades
Presbyterian Medical Center has been named one of the 50 “Best Hospitals” in America by Becker's ASC Review. Based on national hospital rankings for quality patient care, Presbyterian Medical joins the 50 best list along with nationally renowned medical centers such as Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic. Presbyterian Medical Center is the only hospital in the Charlotte region on the “best hospitals” list for 2011.
Presbyterian Medical Center recently received the 2011 President’s Award along with 55 other awards from Professional Research Consultants (PRC), a national healthcare marketing organization that conducts satisfaction surveys for the hospital.
In 2010, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center received a three-star rating for cardiac surgical care from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
In 2009 The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Presbyterian Hospital as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care.
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