The site of the new Presbyterian Hospital, at the corner of I485 and Albemarle Road. Photo by Derek Lacey
At Thursday night’s commissioner meeting, Presbyterian Hospital Matthews president Roland Bibeau gave an overview of what the hospital currently offers the residents of Mint Hill and the status of the Presbyterian Hospital to be built at I485 and Albemarle Road.
Bibeau presented the updated timeline of the construction of the planned Presbyterian Hospital in Mint Hill. The new timeline has moved the date of completion from 2018 to 2016, with construction beginning in 2014. At 165,000 square feet and $90 million, the hospital will include 50 inpatient beds, a 16-bay emergency department, four operating rooms, maternity services, rehabilitation, cardiovascular services, laboratory service, and pharmacy services.
“I’m pretty proud to share this timeline with you,” said Bibeau, adding “We owe it to the community of Mint Hill to deliver the healthcare that they’ve been expecting.”
The services that will be provided at the new location will include a medical office building that will house pediatrics, cardiology, OBGYN, general surgery, cardiology, and gastrointerology.
Construction will begin as soon as water and sewer reach the building site, and according to Bibeau, the 2014 start date is a result of the lack of water and sewer services at the location.
“I’m pretty excited about this,” Bibeau said. “Delivering healthcare closer to your community and your needs.”
In other matters
- A public hearing was held on petition #ZC12-8, for a text amendment to Downtown Overlay Code authorizing administrative variation of sidewalk width.
- Theresa Deeton, president of the homeowners association of Mint Lake Village, spoke at the meeting to oppose the construction of a 7/11 and car wash adjacent to their property.
- Russel Bagley, of Pine Lake Lane, spoke in opposition to any revision of the current noise ordinance, saying that any new restrictions would be over-burdensome to the community.
- Troy Pollard spoke, personally thanking Beth Hamrick for her service to the Mint Hill community, and wished her success in her retirement.
- Jerry Mullis, of the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department, spoke to report that MHVFD purchased property in order to build a station in the Cabarrus Road area.
- Connie Green Johnson, candidate for county commissioner in district six, spoke to introduce herself to the community and present her platform as a conservative democrat.
- Steven Smith, president of Mint Hill Lions Club, spoke about the progress of the Lions Club’s 5k, that has grown from 35 runners in 2008 to more than 300 runners in 2012, and presented the commissioners with T-shirts, thanking them for their support.
- The commissioners voted to approve a contract with the Idlewild Fire Department, which deals with service district tax proceeds for non-incorporated areas. The contract distributes $180,000 to Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department, $130,000 to Idlewild Fire Department, and $5,000 to Midland.
- The commissioners revised their meeting schedule, because of the holiday season, to meet on November 15 and December 13.
- Chief of Police Tim Ledford spoke about the Police Department’s annual golf tournament October 6 at Lark Haven Golf Course, to support new programs and volunteer police service, with registration online at minthill.com.
- The commissioners also discussed the change of voting precinct 219, which will go to the new town hall, and residents of the precinct should be receiving letters detailing the change within the next couple of weeks.