About 35 patients from Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Elizabeth were moved Wednesday to a newly opened rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospital on the campus of CMC-Pineville.
The new $40 million hospital will be called Carolinas HealthCare Rehabilitation and Carolinas Specialty Hospital. It is a joint project of Carolinas HealthCare System and Carolinas Specialty Hospital, which provides care for patients who need intensive care after being discharged from a hospital intensive care unit.
Carolinas Specialty Hospital has been leasing space for long-term acute care patients at Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy in Elizabeth. Those are the patients that were moved Wednesday, and they will now be housed on the third and fourth floors of the new Pineville hospital.
Carolinas Specialty Hospital will have 40 beds with a nurse monitoring station for every two rooms.
The new hospitals second floor will be for patients who need rehabilitation. They will be admitted starting Oct. 1.
Carolinas Rehabilitation Pineville will have 29 private inpatient rooms.
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