Novant Health Matthews Medical Center today broke ground on its four-story, 150,000 square-foot tower and 50,000 square-foot renovation project. With this $169 million expansion, Matthews Medical Center will be better positioned to meet the healthcare needs of this rapidly growing community.
Located on the south side of the hospital campus, the new tower will house 20 new patient beds along with surgical services to include seven operating rooms, three endoscopy suites, a post-anesthesia care unit and an ambulatory care unit. Additionally, there will be three cardiac suites.
“I am proud of Novant Health’s commitment to ensuring our community has access to comprehensive, quality medical care, right here close to home,” said Jason Bernd, president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. “This investment helps address the medical center’s long-term sustainability and ensures we are able to grow in the clinical areas our patients need.”
Matthews Medical Center, located at 1500 Matthews-Township Parkway, opened in 1994 as a 102-bed community hospital. It has expanded several times over the years including a fifth-floor vertical expansion and a new women’s center doubling the size of its maternity services. Currently the hospital has 157 licensed beds. With this expansion, it will become a 174-bed hospital.
The first clinical space in the new tower is scheduled to open summer 2024. The anticipated completion date for the entire project is summer 2025. Vannoy Construction is the general contractor and McCulloch England Associates Architects, the original architects of Matthews Medical Center, is behind the design.