CHARLOTTE, NC — Novant marked a big milestone this week with structural completing of its new Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center and Office Building, according to the organization.
Construction firm Robins and Morton was able to place the structure’s final steel beam and weld it into place, which marks the project’s midpoint. The ceremony is called “topping out.”
“Reaching the midpoint of construction is an exciting milestone,” said Saad Ehtisham, president of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and Novant Health’s greater Charlotte market. “In a little more than a year, south Charlotte residents will have their own community-focused hospital, offering the compassionate care that Novant Health is known for in this state-of-the-art facility.”
Once complete in 2023, the $154 million investment will bring acute care resources to the growing suburban population in South Charlotte through a 216,236-square-foot state-of-the-art medical facility.
The historic site, previously owned by Hall Family Farm, will transform into a 38-acre hospital and medical office building offering services including emergency care, inpatient (medical/surgical and intermediate), women’s care (including birthing suites), expanded diagnostic services, and surgical services. Keeping the tradition of community alive, walking trails and space for community events are also being built to ensure continued connection with south Charlotte residents.
“We’re thrilled to reach this project milestone and be one step closer to bringing this facility to south Charlotte,” Robins & Morton Division Manager Mike Bumgardner said. “We thank Novant Health for their trust in us to deliver their vision.”