Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). Carolinas Medical Center was founded in 1940 as Charlotte Memorial Hospital. The hospital has undergone several expansions and grown into the 874-bed general medical and surgical facility it is today. Carolinas Medical Center is the region's largest research hospital and the only Level I trauma center. As one of five University of North Carolina teaching hospitals, Carolinas Medical Center is the flagship facility of Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System.
CMC has received several points of recognition and awards. The American Nurses Credentialing Center recognized it with Magnet designation for nursing excellence. In 2013, the hospital was named one of Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals. Other recognitions include an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, and in 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 in Charlotte's greater metropolitan area.
Carolinas HealthCare System places significant value on patient satisfaction and quality of care. This commitment is tracked daily by hundreds of clinical professionals. As part of the national Hospital Engagement Networks, supported by CMS, the system prevented nearly 9,844 potential patient safety events from January 2012 to August 2014.
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