Presbyterian Healthcare will open a hospital in Mint Hill in 2016, two years earlier than announced in the last progress update to the community in March 2011.
Under current plans, a full-service hospital will be constructed with all services opening at once. Presbyterian previously planned to develop the hospital using a phased-in approach that would add services over time. “We considered the needs of the community and area growth and decided to revise our plans and bring all services on line by 2016,” said Roland Bibeau, president and CEO of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews who is overseeing the project
Hospital services will include 50 inpatient beds, a 16-bay emergency department, four operating rooms, maternity services, rehabilitation, cardiovascular services, laboratory service and a pharmacy. In addition, a medical office building for physician practices and other medical services will be constructed. The hospital will be about 165,000 square feet and cost about $90 million.
“We appreciate the community’s patience and we are excited the hospital will open two years earlier than we last reported,” said Bibeau. “We know our neighbors will be pleased with their new hospital---not only by the services offered but by the remarkable care that will be provided as well.”
A name has not been determined for the hospital, which will be constructed at the intersection of Albemarle Road and 485.