Located just 35 minutes from the top-ranked Carolinas Medical Center and home to two state-of-the-art healthcare complexes, Cleveland County provides access to some of the best healthcare in the country.
Ranked nationally in two adult and six pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in 2017, Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) in Charlotte, NC, is the flagship hospital of Carolinas HealthCare System. Carolinas HealthCare System is one of the most comprehensive public, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation and a recognized leader in healthcare delivery, quality and innovation. Its diverse network of care locations in North and South Carolina and Georgia includes hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, behavioral health centers, academic medical centers, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health providers, hospice and palliative care services and nursing homes. Carolinas Medical Center is a 1,132-bed teaching hospital that serves as the region’s premier Level I trauma center and holds national rankings in Pediatric Cancer, Cardiology and Neurology, as well as Adult Orthopedics and Ear, Nose & Throat.
Cleveland County itself is home to two other major hospitals, which are part of Carolinas HealthCare System. Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland in Shelby, NC is a fully accredited 241-bed, acute care medical complex that was the first Level III trauma center established in the state. Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland also provides world class services in cancer care through Levine’s Cancer Center, cardiology care through Sanger Heart and Vascular and inpatient children’s services through Levine Children’s Hospital and Carolinas HealthCare System pediatric hospitalists.
Carolinas HealthCare System Kings Mountain is a 67-bed hospital in Kings Mountain, NC, offering a broad range of services from 24/7 emergency care and heart care services to behavioral health and rehabilitation. Carolinas HealthCare System Kings Mountain first opened in 1951 and has since earned national distinction for patient care and clinical excellence, including its 2015 rank as a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization focused on quality and safety in American healthcare.