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Updated rendering of the new Atrium hospital

Atrium Health Lake Norman began life as a $153 million project. Now it’s valued at $250 million

NEWSMAKERS BREAKFAST | By Erica Batten April 17. “This is going to be a lot more than a hospital. It’s going to be a healthcare campus,” said Bill Leonard, the facility executive for Atrium Health University City, who joined Cornelius Today and Business Today for a Newsmakers Breakfast to discuss the rapidly developing hospital site […]

Atrium eases COVID visitor and masking restrictions

March 20. [Updated] Atrium Health is lifting visitor restrictions and modifying masking policies after a steady decrease in respiratory virus cases,. Beginning tomorrow, restrictions limiting visitors aged 12 and under will be removed at Charlotte-area Atrium facilities. Masking will be optional except for specific areas where higher levels of infection prevention are needed. These may […]

Rendering of Atrium Health Lake Norman in Cornelius

Last call: RSVP for Newsmakers Breakfast on new hospital in Cornelius

March 8. The Newsmakers Breakfast March 12 at The Peninsula Club will feature Bill Leonard, the executive behind the new Atrium hospital that is coming to the former Augustalee site in Cornelius. The hospital, originally valued at $153 million, now represents a “significantly larger” investment in the community, Leonard said. Leonard will take questions directly […]

Another hospital chain restricts youthful visitors

Dec. 18. Novant Health has joined Atrium in visitor restrictions due to an increase in flu, COVID-19 and RSV cases. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 19 children under age 13 are asked not to visit patients to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Visitor guidance from Novant: —Kids under 13, unless seeking care or other special circumstances, […]

High rate of lung cancer in NC

Nov. 15. According to the American Lung Association, North Carolina has 63 new cases per 100,000 people, compared to the national average of 54.6 new cases per 100,000 people, putting us at No. 39 out of the 48 states ranked. Details in the 2023 “State of Lung Cancer” report.  

The newly renamed Cook Community Clinic

New name honors founders of LKN Community Health Clinic

Oct. 9. The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic is changing its name to Cook Community Clinic in honor of founders April Cook and Dr. David Cook. The clinic provides free health care to low-income residents who have no health insurance and lack access to affordable care. The new name honors Dr. David Cook, who started […]

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic: 25 years of health and hope

Oct. 2. The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (LNCHC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a gala event honoring the clinic’s founders and raising funds to expand services to local residents who have no health insurance and lack access to affordable health care. LNCHC served 1,605 residents in Mecklenburg and southern Iredell counties in 2022. The celebration and […]

COVID vaccines will soon be available

Sept. 13.  Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna and Pfizer. Healthcare providers are preparing to distribute the newest vaccine which is designed to better protect patients against current COVID-19 variants circulating in our communities. Atrium and Novant officials say […]

NC hospitals sued 7,500+ patients, families over medical debt

Aug. 25. North Carolina hospitals sued 7,517 patients and their family members to collect medical debt from January 2017 through June 2022, according to a new study authored by Duke Law School faculty and the Office of State Treasurer (OST). Judgments total $57 million in medical debt owed by patients. Nonprofit hospitals were responsible for […]

Have you had a routine doctor visit in the past 2 years? | WalletHub

NC ranks 42nd among Best States for Healthcare, according to study

Aug. 1. With the average American spending more than $12,900 per year on personal health care, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Health Care and North Carolina didn’t do so awesomely well. NC came in at No. 42 among 50 states (and Washington DC) in health […]