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What are some facts about the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina?

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Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center offers maternity services, emergency care for both adults and children, and neonatal intensive care. It specializes in cancer and heart disease treatments.

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Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center offers emergency services 24 hours per day and treats about 110,000 patients every year. Emergency rooms are furnished with x-ray technology, on-site laboratories and surgical suites. The children's emergency department is especially designed for children, with child-friendly decorations and smaller equipment. All children's emergency department staff members are certified in emergency pediatric medicine.

The Presbyterian Hospital is affiliated with the nation's number one heart care program, the Cleveland Clinic

Heart & Vascular Institute, to offer world-class, personalized heart care. The hospital ranks in the top 10 percent nationally for treatment of heart attacks and is in the top 25 for surgical patient care.

Presbyterian Hospital's cancer unit is also nationally recognized and has received awards from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The unit has nurses specialized in cancer called patient navigators who explain treatment to patients and answer questions throughout the treatment process. They also give psychosocial support and locate community resources to help patients cope with their diagnosis.

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