CHARLOTTE – (Feb. 25, 2021) – 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 $180 million investment will bring acute care resources to the growing suburban population in south Charlotte at a 168,000-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 Ehtisham, president of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and the system’s Charlotte market. “Cultivating a remarkable patient experience is our top priority. We’re thrilled to see our vision for a community-focused hospital that delivers safe, quality care in a welcoming environment come to life.”
The new 38-acre medical campus will include both a hospital and a 56,000-square-foot medical office building, offering services that include emergency care, inpatient care, women’s care (including birthing suites), expanded diagnostic services, and surgical services. The medical campus will also keep the tradition of community alive with walking trails and space for community events, ensuring 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, Robins & Morton, HDR Architecture Inc., and the city of Charlotte.
“Charlotte has been a permanent home for Robins & Morton for more than 15 years and it’s really special when we have the opportunity to contribute to our community in this way,” Mike Bumgardner, division manager of Robins & Morton said. “We’re proud to assist in bringing these new services to South Charlotte.”’
Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center is set to open in 2023.