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Rendering of Atrium Hospital in Cornelius

Atrium gets final OK for new hospital in Cornelius

March 7. By Dave Vieser. As expected, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved rezoning for the $150 million, 38-bed Atrium Cornelius Hospital at their meeting March 6. Groundbreaking is expected to be in May. Construction will take between up to 18 months. “The addition of a new Atrium Hospital in Cornelius is a great enhancement […]

Rendering of Atrium Hospital in Cornelius

Atrium hospital plan comes before Town Board on Monday

March 3. By Dave Vieser. A final decision on the rezoning needed for the new 38 bed Atrium Hospital in Cornelius is on the Town Board agenda this coming Monday. All indications point to approval. The plan The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, doing business as Atrium Health, plans to build a 38-bed hospital containing 282,000 square […]

New Atrium Hospital rendering | Atrium

Road improvements expected with new Cornelius hospital

Feb. 16. By Dave Vieser. The construction of a new Atrium Hospital in Cornelius will not only enhance medical care here but also result in some road improvements—all at Atrium’s expense. Major developers such as Atrium are required by the town to conduct a Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) before the rezoning application can be reviewed […]

Blood donors needed

Feb. 16. The American Red Cross needs more people to give this month to meet the needs of hospitals and their patients. One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion. At the same time, only about 3 percent of Americans give blood.  All who give blood, platelets or plasma in February […]

New Atrium Hospital rendering | Atrium

Hospital on track for May groundbreaking

Feb. 13. By Dave Vieser. There’s progress on the new Atrium hospital planned for Cornelius, both on the ground and at Town Hall. Here’s where the project stands as of Monday Feb. 13: At the site There has been some land cleared recently at the future hospital’s site west of Statesville Road/Hwy. 21 just south […]

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New COVID variant spreading, but not overwhelming hospitals

July 19. By Dave Yochum. As key COVID-19 metrics increase due to the BA.5 variant, medical experts are saying it is “incredibly contagious.” Dr. David Priest, Novant Health’s chief safety, quality and epidemiology officer, today said the new COVID wave is “running through the community,” but it has plateaued. “It’s not translating to really high […]

Zoning around proposed hospital on Hwy. 21

New hospital coming in 2024 will operate on former farm

July 19. By Dave Vieser. A $150 million hospital is coming to Cornelius in 2024. When completed, the first phase of the new Atrium hospital will contain 38 beds. Officials from the The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority outlined their proposal for Atrium’s hospital in Cornelius at the Town Board’s July 18 meeting. The property is the […]

Rendering of Atrium Hospital in Cornelius

Atrium will unveil plans for new hospital at tonight’s Town Board meeting

July 18. By Dave Vieser. Renderings of the new Atrium Cornelius Hospital will be unveiled during a special presentation tonight at the Town Board meeting. Atrium has already received a Certificate of Need for a 160,000 square-foot hospital with 30 beds on 97 acres—the former Augustalee property—on the west side of Statesville Road (Hwy. 21) […]

First case of monkeypox reported in Mecklenburg

June 27. Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious, viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. MCPH did not release […]

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Atrium to present plans for new hospital in Cornelius

June 15. By Dave Vieser. Residents interested in seeing what the new Atrium Cornelius Hospital will look like are invited to attend a special presentation July 18 during the regular Town Board Meeting. At that time, Atrium officials will unveil for the first time their plans for the medical facility to be built on the […]