Like the children we serve, we were experiencing growing
pains. When we established The Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center
in 1992, we not only met the need of our region's children, we surpassed them.
As a public, not-for-profit hospital, it is our mission
to care for children from all walks of life and with every imaginable need. The
quality of our healthcare services continues to improve every year — due to
advances in research and technology — but we were challenged daily by
physical limitations. We simply ran out of room.
More than half a
million children live in the 28-county region surrounding Charlotte. An
additional 100,000 children are projected to be born into or move into
this area by the year 2015. There was no dedicated pediatric facility in the region
that could adequately accommodate this growth. By consulting with key area physicians, community
representatives and families of patients, we have designed a facility that will meet the needs of
the growing region and provide exceptional children's healthcare well into the future.