Improving community health, one person at a time

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center offers emergency, cardiovascular, stroke, surgical, maternity and cancer care. We are also here for your same-day care needs, including mammography and other imaging services to help diagnose conditions. In 2022, we received the highest rating available for overall hospital quality from the federal government and we are regularly recognized for the high standard of care we provide heart, stroke and other patients.


We set the standard.

Matthews Medical Center consistently meets or exceeds industry standards for safety and quality of care. Some of our recent honors include:

  • America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, Healthgrades.com
  • Grade “A” Safety, Leapfrog Group
  • 4-star rating for Overall Hospital Quality, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • High Performing Hospitals for Maternity Care, U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

We’re growing

In June 2022, construction began on a $169 million expansion of Matthews Medical Center that will add 20 new patient beds, seven operating rooms, an ambulatory care unit, three cardiac suites and more.

Dr. Campbell is sitting with a patient in their recovery room. With his stethoscope he listens to the patient's heart.

Improving health equity

The care teams at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center are committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the community. Every few years we partner with county health officials to assess the community’s healthcare needs, which helps us form partnerships with local organizations to bring basic heathcare services to members of the community in need.

LGBTG family walking over a bridge smiling child.

You're Welcome Here.

Novant Health's values include diversity, equity and inclusion because we know every person is different and shaped by their unique life experiences.

Serving the community since 1994

  • 1994: Matthews Medical Center opens with an emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery, a diagnostic treatment and support service area, an intensive care unit for critically ill patients, and a special emphasis on maternity care.
  • 2002: Add STEMI to improve outcomes for patients who suffer heart attacks and cardiac catheterization lab used for less invasive cardiovascular procedures.
  • 2013: We open a fifth-floor vertical expansion with 23 inpatient rooms, nine observation rooms and three hospice beds.
  • 2015: We complete a renovation of our existing maternity rooms to add a guest sleep bed, Jacuzzi, shower and other amenities.
  • 2016: We open a 26,000-square-foot Women’s Center, adding new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites, and two antepartum rooms.
  • 2022:
    • Add a second linear accelerator to continue providing the latest in cancer care treatment for patients.
    • We broke ground on a $169 million, four-story, 150,000 square-foot tower and renovation of 50,000 square-feet of existing space expected to open in phases beginning in 2024.