Novant Health Details New $ 169 Million Matthews Project

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Novant Health Matthews Medical Center will soon get a new $ 169 million tower.

LISA MASSEY

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Novant Health is building a $ 169 million tower at its Matthews Medical Center, the hospital system said Friday.

The expansion will add 150,000 square feet to the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, adding 20 acute care beds and renovating an additional 50,000 square feet of existing space.

The new tower will include seven operating theaters, three endoscopy rooms, a post-anesthesia unit and an outpatient unit.

The construction project is expected to start early next year, according to Novant. The first clinical space of the new tower will open in summer 2024, starting with a 24-bed medico-surgical unit.

All construction work on the tower is expected to be completed by summer 2025.

Other hospital extensions

The project recently announced to Matthews is the latest in a series of expansions for Charlotte’s two main hospital systems, Novant Health and Atrium Health.

In October, Novant announced it had inaugurated a new children’s emergency department in Huntersville, a $ 2.4 million project made possible by contributions from NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr.

Also in October, competitor Atrium Health announced that it had received a $ 30 million donation that would help create a 150,000 square foot specialty hospital in the new Atrium Health Carolinas rehabilitation center, including a therapy garden in outdoor and aquatic therapy program.

In September, Atrium announced plans to add a floor to its acute care hospital in Cabarrus County, a $ 46.6 million project set to begin construction in March 2023.

Atrium is also developing plans for its $ 1.5 billion “Innovation District,” a corridor of research facilities, residential buildings and retail stores surrounding its future medical school in downtown Charlotte. .

Most recently, the hospital system received approval from Mecklenburg County and the city for its request for tax refunds and $ 75 million investment funds for innovation district infrastructure work. .

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Hannah Smoot covers business in Charlotte, focusing on healthcare, aviation and sports. She has been covering COVID-19 in North Carolina since March 2020. She previously covered Money and Power at the Rock Hill Herald in South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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