Iredell Mooresville Set to Open June 2in News
Mooresville, NC – A drive down Highway 150 in Mooresville is filled with businesses of all types, but one in particular stands out among the rest. Sitting near the corner of the highway and Bluefield Road, it’s hard to miss the two-story building under construction. The large, glass windows immediately grab your attention as you pass, and the sleek and modern design hints at the innovation that will be found inside its walls.
What is it? The newest venture of Iredell Health System, a state-of-the-art facility that will be known as the healthcare organization’s Iredell Mooresville campus. The 68,000 square foot building will be home to Iredell Urgent Care – the only 24-hour urgent care facility in the area outside of a hospital emergency room — and an ambulatory surgery center, the first of its kind in Mooresville. It will also include a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center with CT, ultrasound, 3D mammography and x-ray. The new space will also house Iredell Occupational Medicine, Iredell Rehab at Mooresville, and multiple physician practices.
Iredell Health System broke ground on its Mooresville expansion in early January 2020. The building visible now is just the first phase, and will officially open its doors for business on June 2, 2021. The 17.2-acre property will eventually have multiple buildings serving various purposes, totaling 200,000 square feet.
The overall intent of the new campus? To meet the growing healthcare needs of the community and keep healthcare local.
“Our patients were telling us they preferred not to travel to get the care they need and deserve. We’ve been listening,” said John Green, President & CEO of Iredell Health System. “This campus will allow us to continue to expand on our services already offered in the Mooresville area, while adding new and other innovative service lines as well.”
In 1954, the people of Iredell County created a community hospital with the mission of focusing on the health and wellness needs of the people they served. Today, Iredell Health System continues to remain true to that vision, and with the prolific growth in the Mooresville/South Iredell area, the decision to expand in order to have more services available through Iredell Mooresville was a natural one.
“Since our beginning, Iredell Health System has been owned by all the citizens of Iredell County. We have always been dedicated to the health and wellness of all the communities we serve, and we recognize the growing importance of having more options for quality, cost-effective healthcare close by,” Green said.
The vision of Iredell Health System is to guide its neighbors to optimal health. They recognize that means something different to everyone and strive to meet people where they are on their healthcare journey. Staff demonstrates core values of respect, integrity, collaboration and compassion in all they do, and patients will experience that firsthand at the Iredell Mooresville campus. IHS believes in working together with patients to find the best solutions to their healthcare needs and encourages individuals to play an active role in healthcare decisions.
As healthcare continues to evolve, Iredell Health System will continue to determine the community’s needs with respect to the future of healthcare and provide those services for them. In fact, understanding the needs of the community is so important to the Health System that after completing the land purchase for the Iredell Mooresville campus, it set out to determine what services should occupy the new space to best meet the needs of the individuals living in the Mooresville-South Iredell area. The planning process included research to determine what has worked best for similar communities across the country and included local citizen input.
“It’s exciting to know that we still have an additional two-thirds of this campus available for other ventures,” Green said. “Our mission to inspire wellbeing – together will continue for many years to come.”
Iredell Health System has grown significantly in the past few years, becoming the largest healthcare entity in Iredell County. That expansion includes reaching beyond Iredell to surrounding counties. The Health System now has more than 20 clinics and practices, as well as Iredell Memorial Hospital. Iredell Mooresville is located at 653 Bluefield Road in Mooresville. For more information, visit iredellatmooresville.com.