Whether your family is growing with a new baby or you’re an older adult in need of orthopedic support, the new Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center can meet your needs at every life stage. That’s the message Ben Brodersen, president and chief operating officer of the new hospital, has for the residents of southern Mecklenburg County.

The new community hospital, holding its grand opening soon, will provide convenient access to emergency and inpatient services, diagnostic and surgical services, maternity care and a variety of on-site specialty care services, including women’s health, orthopedics and cancer.

“We recognize that this is not only a growing region, but one that’s home to a diverse population that stretches across two states and ranges from young families to older adults, each with unique health care needs,” Brodersen said.

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Top-of-the line emergency and surgical care

The $154 million hospital, spaciously housed in more than 200,000 square feet, includes three stories: the first floor focuses on emergency care and imaging capabilities, the second floor is dedicated to surgical and maternity care, and the third floor is home to 36 inpatient beds.

Charlotte-area residents can look forward to experiencing the latest in diagnostic equipment and surgical operating technology at the new community hospital. The first floor’s emergency department is equipped with two decontamination/isolation units, two trauma rooms and three psychiatric safe rooms, as well as a helicopter pad near the entrance. The first floor includes rooms for imaging to include CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, X-rays, and stress echocardiography for heart imaging. It also includes nuclear medicine for patients injected with radioactive dye that allows doctors to examine their organs.

One new feature for a Novant Health hospital in the Charlotte region: digital patient communication boards. This technology replaces white boards, providing transparency and helping guide patients and their families through the complexities of their care. The boards provide real-time updates about pain management, team members on duty, food, expected discharge date and other vital details. They’re also interactive, showing educational videos tied to the individual’s care.

“(This) ensures doctors, nurses, patients and family members are all on the same page,” Brodersen said.

Labor and delivery

For families preparing to welcome a new baby, the labor and delivery unit on the second floor includes spacious amenities for ideal comfort.

“We already have 40 babies scheduled to be delivered here in June,” Brodersen said.

Eight mother-baby postpartum rooms are designed to allow for after-delivery care and recovery. The floor includes a C-section recovery suite with a nursery. A reservable hydrotherapy suite will allow laboring moms to soak in a warm tub leading up to childbirth. (The tub is not used during delivery.) The Hugs Infant Security System, used for all newborns, will provide protection with unique identification bracelets.

A co-located medical office building

In addition to the hospital facility, an all-in-one medical office building is located on site, providing cancer, breast health, women’s health, orthopedics and sports medicine physician appointments all in one location. Together, the hospital and medical office building create a one-stop destination for the community’s health care needs.


Several local Novant Health clinics have been relocated to the new medical office building. These include Novant Health Cancer Institute - Ballantyne now on the first floor; Novant Health Mintview OB/GYN - Ballantyne on the second floor; and Novant Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Ballantyne also on the second floor.

The medical office building’s new breast imaging center will provide community members with improved access to 3D diagnostic mammogram imaging. 3D mammograms image a woman’s breasts from multiple angles and they’re proven to be better at finding small, invasive breast cancers compared to traditional 2D mammography.

Green space

The campus is located on 38 acres and includes walking trails, a community green space and a pond. The property, which was previously the site of a farm, reflects Novant Health’s commitment to each community member’s health and well-being.

“Patients, their family, staff and those in the community will be able to enjoy this area, step outside and take a walk no matter who they are, as part of our overall goal of health and wellness,” Brodersen said.