Work on the planned Mint Hill Medical Center continues to move forward in preparation for its opening in October.
Novant Health has already begun putting out job notices and other information to recruit hospital staff.
The new medical center is being built at 8110 Healthcare Loop.
“We are scheduled to open Oct. 1. We are in the final phases of completing the exterior. Most of the work now is really on the inside of the building,” Joy Greear, president of Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center, said.
Right now work is being done to finish the building’s parking lot as well as gardens around the front and side of the building, Greear said.
So far hiring has begun for the hospital’s leadership positions and applications have begun being accepted for doctors, nurses and other members of hospital staff. It is estimated that the hospital will bring 250 new jobs to the community, she said.
According to the Novant Health, Mint Hill Medical Center website, the hospital will be 145,000 square feet and is being built next to the recently opened Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Office Building. The hospital will feature 24-hour emergency care with 16 treatment rooms, 36 inpatient beds, breast and sleep health centers, an on-site pharmacy, an intensive care unit and more.
“It’s (the new hospital) incredibly beneficial because it allows the local residents to stay in their community and receive healthcare,” Greear said.
The hospital will welcome volunteers when it opens and they are working toward setting up the necessary processes needed to get volunteers signed up. Along with this, Novant Health is looking to incorporate community art into the new hospital and will soon be putting out a Call for Artists, Greear said.
“We’re really emphasizing local because I’m trying to get people in and around the Mint Hill community,” she said.
Groundbreaking for the Mint Hill Medical Center took place in 2016 and she is looking forward to it soon opening. The total cost for the hospital’s construction is around $125 million, she said.
“The community has been so supportive of Novant Health trying to get a community hospital here, so for me it’s almost like a gift that we’re giving to the community so, I’m excited to unwrap the present in October,” Greear said.
For more information about the Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center visit www.novanthealth.org/mint-hill-medical-center.aspx.