On Wednesday, February 23, Atrium Health Union West celebrated its grand opening, making it the health system’s first newly built hospital in the Charlotte area in more than 30 years. The state-of-the-art campus includes an acute care hospital, emergency department, and specialty care center all wrapped into one convenient location at the intersection of Highway 74 and Stallings Road. The 150,000-square-foot hospital will serve the western part of Union County, North Carolina, bringing high quality and convenient access to care to residents of Matthews, Mint Hill, Stallings, Indian Trail, Weddington and surrounding communities in the eastern part of Mecklenburg County.
“Union County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state of North Carolina, with nearly 250,000 people now calling Union County home,” shared Michael Lutes, senior vice president of Atrium Health and market president of Atrium Health’s South Market. “This rapid growth makes our state-of-the-art “Union West” hospital a well-suited addition to the Atrium Health system – a system focused on patient health, hope, and healing.”
The hospital is home to 40 licensed acute care beds, 10 emergency department bays with helipad, 3 operating rooms, imaging, pharmacy, and lab services. Located next to the hospital is the 67,000-square-foot specialty care center where patients now have access to outpatient care across the medical spectrum, including Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Atrium Health Women’s Care, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and hepatology, pulmonology, sleep medicine, surgery, and urology.
The opening of Atrium Health Union West signifies hope for patients living in and around Union County, who will now have unprecedented access to world-class medical care. Together, with continued investment from individual and corporate donors, this cutting-edge hospital campus will provide access to world-class inpatient and outpatient care.
About Atrium Health
Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. It provides care under the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region, as well as Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health Floyd in Georgia and Alabama. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.