Carolinas Medical Center
|Carolinas Medical Center|
|Location||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Care system||Private, Medicaid, Medicare|
|Hospital type||General and specialized|
|Affiliated university||University of North Carolina School of Medicine|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Helipad||FAA LID: 34NC|
|Lists||Hospitals in North Carolina|
The hospital was organized in 1940 as Charlotte Memorial Hospital on Blythe Boulevard in the Dilworth neighborhood. Since that time, the hospital has undergone several major expansions and bringing the licensed bed capacity to 874 beds.
In May 1970, the organ Transplant program began with the first cadaveric kidney transplant performed by Dr. Don Mullen and Dr. Dale Ensor. This was one of the first transplants in the USA done outside a medical school setting. A year later, Mullen and Ensor performed the first living related transplant.
In 2010, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine established the Charlotte Campus of the UNC School of Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. Students from UNC School of Medicine had been completing clinical rotations at Carolinas Medical Center for over 40 years prior.
On July 28, 2011, Becker's Hospital Review listed Carolinas Medical Center under 60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs.
- Charlotte Observer, May 5, 1970
- "Across the Region". February 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-07.[dead link]
- Becker's Hospital Review