HUNTERSVILLE – On June 26, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center placed the final structural beam on its four-story, 60,000-square-foot hospital expansion during a celebratory topping out ceremony with team members and community members in attendance.

Huntersville Medical Center President Mike Riley watched with excitement as the final beam was placed.

The expansion will add 48 patient beds, an operating room and renovations to several hospital areas. With this $50 million expansion, Huntersville Medical Center will become a 139-bed hospital aimed to meet the health care needs of one of the fastest-growing communities in the Charlotte area, the press release states.

Huntersville Medical Center opened in 2004 as a 50-bed community hospital, serving residents of Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston and Cabarrus counties. The hospital has experienced several expansions over the years, including a two-floor vertical expansion in 2012 that added 15 new beds, and the transfer of 16 beds from Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center to Huntersville Medical Center in 2014.  Currently, the hospital has 91 beds.   

The Huntersville Medical Center expansion and renovation project includes: 

• Adding 44 acute medical surgical beds

• Adding two beds in adult intensive care unit beds (ICU) for a total of eight ICU beds 

• Adding two beds in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a total of four Level III NICU beds

• Renovating the well-baby nursery

• Adding two obstetrical triage rooms

• Upgrading the surgical services family waiting rooms

• Building a new operating room for a total of six operating rooms 

Vannoy Construction is the general contractor, and McCulloch England Associates Architects is behind the design. The anticipated completion date for the expansion is spring 2019. 

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