1930, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center has met the medical
needs of the community. We're proud to be your community hospital and
proud of our history with you.
The original City Memorial
Hospital of Thomasville, organized by community leaders T.A. Finch,
C.H. Phillips, Doak Finch, James R. Lambeth, and A. H. Ragan, opened
its doors in July 1930 with 31 beds. In 1934, the Nurses' Home
adjacent to the hospital was built.
Many healthcare firsts
for the area
The hospital opened the
first intensive care unit in the area in 1966 to give specialized
care to coronary and critically-ill patients. Before the unit opened,
the nearest intensive care units were at Duke, NC Memorial, Baptist
and Charlotte Memorial hospitals. The hospital also pioneered one of
the first cardiac rehabilitation programs in the area when they
established Piedmont Cardiac Rehab, located at the Tom A. Finch
In 1967, the Hospital Guild
of Thomasville was formed. As part of the guild legacy, this volunteer group played an important
role in the development of the medical center: purchasing major
equipment, establishing the Hospitality Shop, co-sponsoring An
Evening of Music and
the establishment of an educational scholarship to assist those going
into the medical field.
New name, location and
On January 1, 1971, the
hospital name was officially changed to Community General Hospital of
Thomasville. The facility was moved to a new location July 7,1971
after a $1.5 million community fund drive. A new emergency room,
outpatient surgery department and radiology department were added in
1983. In 1986, the Outpatient Cancer Treatment Center opened to bring
cancer services close to home for patients and families. In 1988, the
new intensive care, coronary care and pediatric units were opened. In
September 1988, The Learning Place opened, establishing Community
General as one of the first Triad hospitals to establish on-site
child care. In November 1997, Community General merged with Novant
Health, joining Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem
and Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.
In March 2001, Community
General Hospital of Thomasville officially changed its name to
Thomasville Medical Center and in June, opened the largest addition
since moving to its present site. The $9.3 million expansion included
state-of-the-art operating rooms, an outpatient multi-specialty
clinic, and renovation of an existing 31,000-square foot space. To
better meet the healthcare needs of the community, the medical center
also established centers of excellence to focus on specific
healthcare issues including the nationally-accredited Sleep Disorders
Center, the nationally-accredited Heart & Vascular Center, the
nationally-accredited Neurosciences Center, the Women's Center and
the Behavioral Health Center – all of which combine the latest
treatment options with a team of medical experts.
New emergency department
In 2008, Thomasville Medical
Center opened a new $10 million emergency department and expanded the
number of treatment rooms from 10 to 27. Also located in the
emergency department is a minor care treatment area for those medical
emergencies that are less critical, our nationally-accredited
chest pain and stroke centers, the county's only
SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) room, a new digital radiology system, and a $1.5 million,
64-slice CT scanner. When it comes to emergencies, we know that every
Women's Center and
Women's Heart Center
In January 2012, the new
Women's Center opened featuring a new nursery, birthing suites and
postpartum rooms to accommodate today's parents. From
birth-to-teen-to-grandmother and beyond, the Women's Center offers
services that cover every facet of a woman's life including our Mommy
and Me class, Daddy Boot Camp, and online nursery.
Knowing that no two women
are alike, we opened our Women's Heart Center in February 2012 to
provide a comprehensive heart-risk assessment to pinpoint personal
risk factors and set goals to improve women's health. We became a
Spirit of Women hospital in May 2012, joining an elite coalition of
American hospitals and healthcare providers that ascribe to
high standards of excellence in women's health, education and
Geriatric behavioral health unit
Our expansion in May 2012
added an additional 12 beds to our inpatient behavioral health unit,
enabling us to serve up to 45 inpatients in this specialty unit
designed to meet the unique medical needs of those age 55 and older.
Thomasville Medical Center was awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification through DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Healthcare in 2013 becoming the second hospital in North Carolina to achieve this ISO 9001:2008 certification, an international quality management system certification. In this same year, NHTMC also received Certification of Inpatient COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ) program becoming the first hospital in NC and the eighth in United States to earn this certification.
In December 2014 Thomasville Medical Center received STAR (Survivorship training and rehab for cancer patients) Certification reinforcing Novant Health’s commitment to offer premier cancer rehab and survivorship services to patients facing life-limiting side effects caused by cancer or its treatment.
The hospital launched a fully integrated electronic medical record in March 2015 providing patients up-to-date and complete information at each point of care throughout the Novant Health system and enabling more coordinated, efficient care.
With world-class technology, personal connections, and care that’s easier to access and understand, Novant Health is with you every step of the way on your journey to health and wellness.