STEELE CREEK NEWS
Planned near Highways 49 and 160
(June 28, 2007)
Carolinas HealthCare System is seeking approval to build a
freestanding emergency department with outpatient diagnostic and
treatment services and a medical office building on land it owns
west of the intersection of Highways 49 and 160 in Steele Creek.
The proposed $19
million emergency department, also known as a healthplex, would be a
1-story building with approximately 15,000 square feet. It would be
open 24 hours and have eight exam/treatment rooms; outpatient
diagnostic imaging including a CT scanner, ultrasound, and
diagnostic x-ray; laboratory services; and two observation beds.
It would not have
beds for overnight stays. Instead, patients who needed surgery or
other services not available at the Steele Creek healthplex would be
transferred to other facilities.
Also planned for the
site is a 2-story medical office building with approximately 40,000
square feet. It would have offices for pediatrics, OB/GYN, and other
Urgent Care Center that Carolinas HealthCare System
operates on South Tryon Street just north of Westinghouse Blvd would
remain open and continue to serve the community's minor emergency
The N.C. Division of
Facility Services will hold a
public hearing on the application for a certificate of
need for the healthplex at 1 p.m. on July 11 in Room 267 of the
Government Center at 600 E. Fourth St. in Charlotte.
Systems is responding to the rapid growth in the Steele Creek area
and sees the need for improved local access to an emergency
department and other expanded healthcare facilities in a location
that is more convenient to Steele Creek residents than the Carolinas
Medical Center in Pineville.
They hope to have the
new healthplex facility completed and open by fall 2009.