In order to bring high quality, convenient access to care for the residents of northern Mecklenburg County, Atrium Health is proposing to build a new hospital.

Atrium Health Lake Norman will be located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Westmoreland Road and NC Highway 21 in Cornelius, NC. The hospital will offer emergency, inpatient and outpatient care in north Mecklenburg County to better support the needs of the community.

Hospital Features and Services

  • 30 Licensed acute care beds
    • 20 Medical/Surgical Acute Care Beds
    • 6 LDRPs
    • 4 ICU
  • 8 Observation beds
  • 2 Operating rooms
  • 1 C-section operating room
  • Imaging Services
    • Mobile MRI
    • CT
    • X-ray/Fluoro
    • Ultrasound
    • Nuclear Medicine
  • 10 Emergency Department bays (including 2 trauma) open 24/7
    • Helipad
  • Laboratory services
  • Pharmacy services

Important Dates

Following approval, opening is estimated for early 2023.

Atrium Health Statement

As part of Atrium Health’s mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, and in order to bring high quality and convenient access to care for the residents of northern Mecklenburg County, Atrium Health is proposing to build a new hospital called Atrium Health Lake Norman.

Atrium Health filed a Certificate of Need application on October 15 for a new hospital located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Westmoreland Road and NC Highway 21 in Cornelius, NC. As an extension of Atrium Health University City, this new location is part of Atrium Health’s continuing efforts to address the accelerated community growth seen in this area and will ensure that residents of northern Mecklenburg County continue to have local access to world-class inpatient and outpatient care. 

Upon approval and estimated completion in early 2023, Atrium Health Lake Norman will be an approximate 160,000 square foot facility and will include:

  • 30 licensed acute care beds, including 20 medical/surgical acute care beds; six labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms; and four intensive care unit (ICU) beds
  • 10 emergency department bays, including two trauma bays, that will be open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, with an available helipad
  • Two operating rooms and one cesarean delivery (C-section) operating room
  • Imaging services, including mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), X-ray/fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine
  • Laboratory and pharmacy services

Atrium Health is committed to providing the highest quality care, comprehensive services and convenient access to all our patients, including those in the Lake Norman area communities we are privileged to serve in northern Mecklenburg County.

Artist’s Rendering

*Artist’s rendering of Atrium Health Lake Norman is not definitive and meant for illustrative purposes only.

Lake Normal Hospital rendering

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