When I thought of moving to the Charlotte region a few years ago with my wife and four kids; many factors played into my decision to choose Charlotte as my home. One of the primary reasons was the health care system in and around the Charlotte area. Though I hoped to have never had to use it I wanted to make sure the quality of medical care in the area was high and easily accessible.
I was quite stunned at the facilities that Charlotte offered and the easy access to them with their central strategically positioned locations throughout Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte is primarily run by two major health care systems that run the two hospital systems in the Charlotte area. One is Carolina Medical Center and the other is Novant Health Care. I unfortunately, have had the pleasure of visiting both hospitals in the past and felt they both offered equally professional and top notch care.
Carolina Medical Center is part of the Carolinas Health care system. It is the largest health care system in the Charlotte region. Carolina Medical Center is the largest research hospital in the region and one of five teaching hospitals in North Carolina. Being a part of Carolinas Health Care system has helped it, and the Charlotte region provide top notch medical treatment to all patients be it in the hospital or through one of it's doctors or specialists throughout the Charlotte region.
Being a part of the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas has some people worried about the quality of care you will receive. But Levine Children’s hospital was recently recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in the country and Carolinas Medical Center is also rated as one of the top medical centers and programs in the country and has been winning awards for many years in select fields.
The other major medical center in the Charlotte, NC. region is Novant health Care. Located in multiple states people unfamiliar with the new system in the south (like I was) are finding out that the hospital is part of a network of doctors, hospitals, and health care providers all intertwined among one another. Novant is not quite as large as Carolina Medical Center but is still a viable option in the Charlotte region.
It has won awards and the quality of medical care it provides is on par with Carolinas Medical center and some even have said better. I think the competition among the two groups has helped improve the quality of care as well as having them reinvest in research and development..
All in all, moving to Charlotte, NC. has given me a different perspective on health care that I was not used to coming from the Northeast. There individual doctors practiced privately and hospitals were only affiliated with certain doctors. Here everyone works together to help ensure you are provided the best care possible. I also like I can go to any Carolina Medical Center facility and they can pull my records almost instantly without me doing additional paperwork.....
Lot of good reasons to choose Charlotte, NC. as your next home and medical care and facilities in and around Charlotte was one of them for me....
Helen Adams Realty