How Hemby got started
a pediatric unit had been in place at Novant Health Presbyterian
Medical Center since the 1950s, Torrence and Hilda Hemby had a vision
to see a hospital dedicated solely to the needs of children. Novant
Health Hemby Children’s Hospital opened at Presbyterian Medical
Center in Charlotte in 1995 as a specialized facility for children
from birth to age 17. It now encompasses a 35-bed general pediatric unit,
eight-bed pediatric intensive care ,
a 38-bed Level
IV neonatal care unit,
a 20-bed adolescent behavioral health unit and
children’s emergency department.
The Hembys recognized the need for continuing financial support to
ensure the highest quality medical care, and in 1997 they began
the Hemby Children’s Hospital Golf Classic. This fundraising
event has raised more than two million dollars to support such
projects as pediatric critical care transport, the Blume Family Playroom and the Hemby Theatre.
To learn more about how
you can support pediatric patient care through the Hemby Children’s
Hospital Golf Classic, call Novant Health Foundation Presbyterian Medical Center at 704-384-4048.