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1891 - Twin City Hospital (the eventual Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center) opened in Winston-Salem, NC.

1903 - Presbyterian Hospital (the eventual Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center) opened in Charlotte, NC.

1930 - City Memorial Hospital of Thomasville (the eventual Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center) opened in Thomasville, NC.

1936 - Rowan Memorial Hospital (the eventual Novant Health Rowan Medical Center) opened in Salisbury, NC.

1951 - Franklin Memorial Hospital (the eventual Novant Health Franklin Medical Center) opens in Louisburg, NC.

1964 - Twin City Hospital renamed and opened as Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Prince William Hospital (the eventual Novant Health Prince William Medical Center) opened in Manassas, VA.

1971 - City Memorial Hospital of Thomasville renamed to Community General Hospital of Thomasville. Medical Park Hospital also opens in Winston-Salem.

1976 - Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital is founded by a group of orthopedic surgeons. This is the Greater Charlotte area's only orthopedic hospital.

Novant Health was formed July 1, 1997 by the merger of Carolina Medicorp of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Presbyterian Health Services of Charlotte, North Carolina. We've continued to grow and reach out to new communities through our medical centers.

1977 - Brunswick Community Hospital (the eventual Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center) opened.

1988 - Upstate Carolina Center opened in Gaffney, SC. (sold November 1, 2014)

1994 - Presbyterian Hospital opened Matthews Medical Center in Matthews, NC.

1995 - Presbyterian Hospital opened Hemby Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

1997 - Merger between Forsyth Memorial and Presbyterian Hospital forms Novant Health. CGH of Thomasville also merged with Novant Health.

1998 - Presbyterian Hospital acquires Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital.

2004 - Huntersville Medical Center opens in Huntersville, NC.

2006 - Brunswick Community Hospital joined Novant Health.

2008 - Rowan Medical Center merged with Novant Health.

2009 - Franklin Medical Center, Upstate Carolina Medical Center, and Prince William Medical Center joined Novant Health.

2011 - Brunswick Medical Center relocated to Bolivia, NC. Kernersville Medical Center also opened in Kernersville, NC.

2013 - Clemmons Medical Center opened in Clemmons, NC.

2013 - All medical centers changed names to:

Old facility name New facility name
Brunswick Novant Medical Center Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
Clemmons Medical Center Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center
Forsyth Medical Center Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Franklin Regional Medical Center Novant Health Franklin Medical Center
Kernersville Medical Center Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center
Medical Park Hospital Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
Presbyterian Hospital Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
Prince William Hospital Novant Health Prince William Medical Center
Prince William Hospital Haymarket Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center
Rowan Regional Medical Center Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
Thomasville Medical Center Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital

2014 - Haymarket Medical Center opened in Haymarket, VA.