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Hospital building expansion

 

SARAH LOWERY

Staff Writer

 

Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently broke ground on a new medical office designed to expand the range of services the hospital currently offers.

The expansion will provide space for 35 physicians in 13 specialties to meet growing community needs on the CMC-Lincoln campus, according to a press release announcing the new facility.

A total of 60,000 square feet and three floor levels will make up the new office space, with construction expected to be completed by January of 2014. Both Lincoln Family Practice and Lakemont Family Medicine will be relocated to the new building, called Medical Plaza II, the release noted.

Additionally, Medical Plaza II will offer quick and convenient access to CMC-Lincoln’s main hospital building and CMC-Lincoln Medical Plaza I through a new covered walkway connector.

“By opening Medical Plaza II, CMC-Lincoln is expanding the level of comprehensive care that the hospital offers, which better enables us to serve the immediate and long-term needs of our residents,” stated Pete Acker, president of CMC-Lincoln, in the release.

“This new space provides patients with access to a wide range of specialty services and advanced treatment methods, without needing to travel far from home.”

The new medical office plans to provide increased patient engagement, higher efficiency, a new “self-rooming” concept, enhanced integrative care and clinical collaboration and a conducive environment for treating patients, the release noted.

Specific services to be offered at Medical Plaza II include: primary-care physicians; a range of orthopedic services, including hip and knee, sports medicine and the likely addition of spine and general orthopedics in the future; Levine Cancer Institute, through CMC-Lincoln’s charter member relationship to the Institute; infusion services and a healing garden for patients receiving treatment through Levine Cancer Institute; laboratory services; and other specialty practices, including endocrinology, pediatrics and women’s services.

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