MINT HILL, NC – On Tuesday, April 25, Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center partnered with the neighboring Cresswind community to introduce its residents to the hospital’s doctors and services.
“We partner with Cresswind to take our physicians from different specialties over to allow the residents to meet the doctors and ask questions,” explains Mint Hill Medical Center President Joy Greear. “We utilize the model homes and make each house represent a specific service like cardiology, neurosciences, sleep medicine, orthopedics, general surgery, etc.”
As residents toured the model homes, they learned about the various services provided at Mint Hill Medical Center and even had the opportunity to sign up for appointments for some of those services. Additionally, this year’s even featured a DaVinci robot on display, the same model that Mint Hill Medical Center’s surgeons use to perform general surgery. Of course, there were also plenty of giveaways, and residents had the opportunity to enter door prize drawings as they toured the homes.
112 residents attended this year’s event, lining the gates waiting to come in and meet the Novant team. Many came seeking a primary care doctor; others were eager to meet doctors they had been referred to by their PCP. “Even the drizzle of rain didn’t stop the residents from enjoying the event and participating!” said Guest and Volunteer Services Manager Jovanna Ham.
“Thanks so much!” one resident told the activities director of the community. “I had such a good time meeting different specialists and all the information they provided! I will be making doctors appointments today. I even got to use the DaVinci!! My daughter just had robotic surgery, amazing this is how they do it!”
This is the third time Mint Hill Medical Center has hosted an event of this kind at Cresswind, and it’s an important part of the hospital’s ongoing partnerships with the active adult community. “Cresswind opened in the summer of 2018 right before we opened in October, and the residents had the idea to meet the doctors,” explains Greear, “so we invited them to come over to our patio one evening, and then we went and set up in the model homes at Cresswind.”
“We do a lot of events together, and the café at MHMC even sold crockpot and package meals to the residents during COVID,” continues Greear. “The residents also did fun things to recognize healthcare workers during COVID, so we’ve built a nice relationship with them. A number of the residents volunteer at the hospital, too!”