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Celebrate your doctor today

March 30. Today is Doctors’ Day, an annual observance that recognizes what physicians do for so many of us. According to nationaltoday.com, the holiday first started in 1933 in Winder, Ga., and since then it’s been observed every year on March 30, the anniversary of Dr. Crawford W. Long using ether anesthesia.   It’s an […]


Novant adjusts visitor restrictions in Huntersville, system-wide

Feb. 16. As COVID-19 levels have declined regionally, Novant Health announced it will begin to adjust visitor restrictions, effective today. Most patients hospitalized at Novant Health facilities in North Carolina will be allowed to have an unrestricted number of visitors aged 12 or older, with limits remaining in place in certain areas and/or as needed […]


$2.4 million pediatric emergency center coming to Novant Health Huntersville next year

Oct. 11. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center has broken ground on a $2.4 million, 5,000-square-foot children’s emergency services center with nine treatment rooms and advanced medical equipment specifically designed to treat children. The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Services center will open in the second quarter of 2022. The center will also have a NASCAR-themed […]

COVID Patients in Charlotte Area Hospitals 9.2.2021

Joint press conference this morning: Hospitals issue dire COVID warning

Sept. 2. By Dave Yochum. The COVID surge in Mecklenburg County is dangerous, according to three major healthcare chains. During a rare joint press conference at 10:30 this morning, Atrium, Caromont and Novant officials said “unprecedented numbers” of people are seeking care as the Delta variant digs in among the unvaccinated. Yesterday the NC Dept. […]

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Atrium office building gets Town Board OK

Aug. 17. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the rezoning which will permit Atrium Health to build a two-story, 25,000 square foot medical office building on the west side of Hwy. 21 at the future intersection of a new Bailey Road extension. The building will occupy approximately 6.5 acres of a 97-acre […]

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Atrium office project comes before Town Board Monday

Aug. 16. By Dave Vieser. Plans for a new medical complex in Cornelius will likely take a step forward at tonight’s Town Board meeting. The proposal by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority—also known as Atrium—to construct a two-story, 25,000 square foot building on Hwy. 21 for professional and general office uses will be considered for final […]

NC Sen. Marcus hosts online Town Hall June 16

June 15. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus will host an online Town Hall 7-8 pm Wednesday, June 16 that will include an MSN/assistant vice president at the Levine Cancer Institute who supports expanding healthcare access in North Carolina. Marcus will provide updates on legislative developments and give constituents an opportunity to ask questions. Attendees must sign […]

LNCHC will take over and expand Ada Jenkins medical services

April 7. The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (LNCHC) of Huntersville is taking over the services of the Ada Jenkins Center Free Medical Clinic. Effective immediately, LNCHC is welcoming uninsured patients formerly served at AJC. “By not duplicating services, we are able to work together to touch more lives in a more efficient manner,” said […]

Atrium expanding vaccinations to Cabarrus, Lincoln, Union

Jan. 11. Atrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Lincoln and Atrium Health Union begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the general public. The expansion of vaccination availability across the region comes as North Carolina moved from Phase 1a to Phase 1b, Group 1, of its vaccine priority distribution plan that launched on Jan. 6 […]


Daily new COVID-19 increase climbs back over 3,000 statewide, record hospitalizations

Nov. 17. By Dave Yochum. With Gov. Roy Cooper set to address North Carolina this afternoon, the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 3,288 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. That’s up from 1,972 new cases yesterday but down from the record 3,885 new cases reported Saturday. While there have been changes in the […]