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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A Medic ambulance passes by the front of the new Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Pineville, NC on September 11, 2013. About 35 patients were moved from the hospital's previous site at CMC-Mercy to its new Pineville facility. Carolinas Specialty Hospital is Charlotte's only long-term acute care hospital. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Robert Lessor waves as he is cheered by nursing students as he is wheeled into the new Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Pineville, NC on September 11, 2013. About 35 patients were moved from the hospital's previous site at CMC-Mercy to its new Pineville facility. Carolinas Specialty Hospital is Charlotte's only long-term acute care hospital. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Robert Lessor is cheered by nursing students as he is wheeled into the new Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Pineville, NC on September 11, 2013. About 35 patients were moved from the hospital's previous site at CMC-Mercy to its new Pineville facility. Carolinas Specialty Hospital is Charlotte's only long-term acute care hospital. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Robert Lessor smiles as he talks to nurses while being transferred to his room in the new Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Pineville, NC on September 11, 2013. About 35 patients were moved from the hospital's previous site at CMC-Mercy to its new Pineville facility. Carolinas Specialty Hospital is Charlotte's only long-term acute care hospital. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Placards with quotes are posted outside patients rooms at the new Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Pineville, NC on September 11, 2013. About 35 patients were moved from the hospital's previous site at CMC-Mercy to its new Pineville facility. Carolinas Specialty Hospital is Charlotte's only long-term acute care hospital. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Daniel Dummyer, CEO of Carolinas Specialty Hospital, stands in an example of a patient's room at the new Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Pineville, NC on September 11, 2013. About 35 patients were moved from the hospital's previous site at CMC-Mercy to its new Pineville facility. Carolinas Specialty Hospital is Charlotte's only long-term acute care hospital. A feature of the rooms is a 12-foot picture window in help combat long-term stay disorientation. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A Therapy Garden, including a putting green to help with hand-eye coordination, is one of the features at the new Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Pineville, NC on September 11, 2013. About 35 patients were moved from the hospital's previous site at CMC-Mercy to its new Pineville facility. Carolinas Specialty Hospital is Charlotte's only long-term acute care hospital. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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