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CMC opens stand-alone emergency room on US 21

HUNTERSVILLE – Carolinas Healthcare System on Monday, April 16, opened a new, free-standing emergency room and healthcare pavilion on U.S. 21/Statesville Road in Huntersville, adding to citizens’ choices for urgent care in the area. The $12.4 million facility, is at 16455 Statesville Road, south of Sam Furr Road. It includes a 24-hour emergency department, advanced diagnostic imaging (CT scans, ultrasounds and X-rays), a dedicated medical lab, and a staff of experienced physicians.

The new CMC-Huntersville pavilion is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center-University in Charlotte. The 21,000-square-foot building has nine treatment rooms, two observation rooms, one resuscitation room.

It’s the fourth stand-alone ER that Carolinas Healthcare has opened in the Charlotte region, according to Director Monifa Drayton.

Ms. Drayton said CMC-Huntersville won’t have the long waits of some other emergency rooms. “The wait times are much less beuase we have a dedicated lab committed to the emergency room, whereas in regular emergency rooms it’s attached to a hospital.

CMC-Huntersville has a medical director and a staff of about board-certified physicians and nurses, she said.

The ER is next to a medical office building that opened in 1995, and offers outpatient surgery, endoscopy, a pain center, a retail pharmacy and physician offices for primary care and specialty care.

In a press release, Bill Leonard, president of Carolinas Medical Center-University, said: “Having a 24-hour emergency department conveniently located will be of tremendous benefit to the families, businesses and schools in the area, and we intend to deliver the same level of care our patients have come to expect from CMC-University.”

More information is available at http://www.cmc-huntersville.org/

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