Novant Health – Presbyterian Matthews – Emergency Department Expansion

Matthews, NC

Project Summary

Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Department expansion and renovation required careful coordination to minimize impact to daily operations.

Project Highlights

  • 3-phase renovation and expansion to allow Emergency Department to continue operation around the clock
  • Close coordination during planned shut downs
  • New chiller and cooling tower added to physical plant


This project’s scope focused on a new, 13,700 SF expansion of the emergency department at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews, North Carolina. The expansion added to the Trauma wing of the department and included 17 multi-treatment bays, new entrances for ambulatory and ambulance patients, a new waiting room, triage rooms and support areas. The 11,170 SF renovation of the existing space was completed in three phases to allow the Emergency Department to continue to operate around the clock. Any planned shut downs for tying into existing systems were closely coordinated with the staff to minimize impact to daily operations. A new chiller and cooling tower was also added to the physical plant to meet the new cooling load created by the expansion, and to provide redundant cooling capacity for the hospital.