1) Carolinas Medical Center: Largest and oldest hospital owned by Carolinas HealthCare System; 827 beds, including Levine Childrens Hospital; regional Level I trauma center; helipad and air ambulance fleet; Levine Cancer Institute; organ and tissue transplant center; medical residency programs and satellite campus of UNC Chapel Hill medical school. 1000 Blythe Blvd. 704-355-2000; www.carolinashealthcare.org.
2) Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center: Formerly Presbyterian Hospital; largest and oldest Charlotte-area hospital owned by Novant Health; 622 beds, including $58 million four-story expansion opened in 2011; helipad for emergency transport; cancer center; behavioral health beds; Hemby Childrens Hospital; womens center with Level III intensive care nursery; partnership with Cleveland Clinic heart institute. 200 Hawthorne Lane. 704-384-4000; www.novanthealth.org.3) Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital: Part of Novant Health; formerly Presbyterian Orthopaedic, 50-year-old specialty hospital with 80 beds will relocate in 2015, $84 million replacement will have larger private patient rooms. 1901 Randolph Road. 704-316-2000; www.novanthealth.org.4) Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy: Part of Carolinas HealthCare System; 173 beds, established in 1906 by Sisters of Mercy and sold to Carolinas HealthCare in 1995, designated Planetree patient-centered healing environment in 2011. 2001 Vail Ave. 704-304-5000; www.carolinashealthcare.org.
5) Carolinas Medical Center-University: Part of Carolinas HealthCare System; 94 beds, second busiest emergency department in the county, maternity center with Level III neonatal intensive care nursery. 8800 N. Tryon St. 704-863-6000; www.carolinashealthcare.org.
6) Carolinas Rehabilitation: Part of Carolinas HealthCare System; 99-bed specialty hospital (including 19 beds at Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, additional 40 beds in Mount Holly and 30 in Concord), rehabilitation services for brain and spinal cord injuries, congenital defects and effects of stroke and cancer. 1100 Blythe Blvd. www.carolinashealthcare.org.
7) Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph: Mecklenburg County recently transferred ownership of this 66-bed psychiatric hospital to Carolinas HealthCare System as part of lawsuit settlement; services include emergency, inpatient and outpatient care. 501 Billingsley Road, 800-418-2065 (24-hour call center); www.carolinashealthcare.org.
8) Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast: Cabarrus Countys longtime hospital merged with Carolinas HealthCare System in 2007; 457 beds, Jeff Gordon Childrens Hospital; Hayes Family Center; Batte Cancer Center; residency training program for family physicians; CyberKnife radiosurgery system for treating tumors. 920 Church St. N. 704-403-3000; www.carolinashealthcare.org.
9) CaroMont Regional Medical Center: Formerly Gaston Memorial Hospital; flagship hospital of CaroMont Health; 435 beds; services include cancer care and robotic surgery, The Birthplace neonatal intensive care unit has only private rooms for newborns, partnership with Columbia HeartSource in New York. 2525 Court Drive. 704-834-2000; www.caromonthealth.org.
10) Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center: Part of Novant Health; formerly Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville; opened in 2004; recent expansion brought total to 75 beds; services include emergency department, cancer and cardiovascular care, pediatric care, womens services and orthopedics. 10030 Gilead Road off Interstate 77, Exit 23. 704-316-4000; www.novanthealth.org.
11) Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln: Part of Carolinas HealthCare System; formerly owned by Lincoln County, new building with 101 beds opened in 2010; services include cardiac care, trauma care, rehabilitation, pain management, New Beginnings birthing center. 433 McAlister Road, 980-212-2000; www.carolinashealthcare.org.
12) Novant Health Matthews Medical Center: Part of Novant Health; formerly Presbyterian Hospital Matthews; opened in 1994; 117 beds and current fifth-floor expansion will add 32 rooms; services include maternity, surgery, cardiovascular and cancer care, 1500 Matthews Township Parkway. 704-384-6500; www.novanthealth.org.
13) Novant Health plans a 50-bed hospital, and plans to open in 2018; construction has not started.
14) Carolinas Medical Center-Union: Owned by Union County and operated by Carolinas HealthCare System; undergoing $57 million expansion including patient tower with maternity center to be completed by 2014; services include cancer center, surgery, outpatient clinics, long-term care, behavioral health. 600 Hospital Drive. 704-283-3100; www.carolinashealthcare.org.
15) Lake Norman Regional Medical Center: Part of Health Management Associates for-profit hospital chain; 123 beds; orthopedic specialty center, outpatient surgery center, womens center, surgical center for weight loss. 171 Fairview Road, Exit 33 on I-77. 704-660-4000; www.lnrmc.com.
16) Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville: Founded in 1987 and joined Carolinas HealthCare System in 1995; $300 million expansion recently doubled beds to 206 and added more specialized programs, such as neurosurgery and open heart surgery; neonatal intensive care nursery has private rooms for newborns. 10628 Park Road. 704-667-1000; www.carolinashealthcare.org.
Fort Mill, S.C.
17) Carolinas Medical Center-Fort Mill: Carolinas HealthCare System won approval in 2011 to build a $77.5 million, 64-bed hospital; project is on hold because Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, and Novant Health, which owns four Mecklenburg hospitals, appealed; Novant has since dropped out; an administrative law judge heard Piedmonts appeal in April; decision expected in fall 2013.
Rock Hill, S.C.
18) Piedmont Medical Center: Part of Tenet Healthcare for-profit hospital chain; 288 beds; heart and stroke care, specialized women and childrens services, orthopedics, weight loss surgery. 222 S. Herlong Ave. 803-329-1234; www.piedmontmedicalcenter.com.