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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.

1891 - Twin City Hospital opened in Winston-Salem, NC.

1903 - Presbyterian Hospital opened in Charlotte, NC.

1930 - City Memorial Hospital of Thomasville opened in Thomasville, NC.

1936 - Rowan Memorial Hospital opened in Salisbury, NC.

1964 - Twin City Hospital renamed and opened as Forsyth Memorial Hospital.

1964 - Prince William Hospital opened in Manassas, VA.

1971 - City Memorial Hospital of Thomasville renamed to Community General Hospital of Thomasville.

1971 - Medical Park Hospital opened in Winston-Salem.

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

1977 - Brunswick Community Hospital opened in Supply, NC.

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

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

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

1995 - Rowan Memorial Hospital renamed to Rowan Regional Medical Center.

1997 - Merger between Forsyth Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital formed Novant Health.

1997 - Community General Hospital of Thomasville merged with Novant Health.

1998 - Orthopaedic Hospital of Charlotte merged with Novant Health and is renamed to Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital.

2001 - Community General Hospital renamed to Thomasville Medical Center.

2004 - Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville opened in Huntersville, NC.

2006 - Brunswick Community Hospital merged with Novant Health and renamed to Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

2008 - Rowan Regional Medical Center merged with Novant Health.

2009 - Prince William Health System merged with Novant Health.

2011 - Brunswick Novant Medical Center relocated to Bolivia, NC.

2011 - Kernersville Medical Center 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
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 UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center
Prince William Hospital Haymarket Novant Health UVA Health System 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.

2016 - Novant Health ‘s Virginia operations, including Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center, joined UVA Culpeper Hospital to form Novant Health UVA Health System. All medical centers changed names to:

Old facility name New facility name
UVA Culpeper Hospital Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center
Novant Health Prince William Medical Center Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center