Carolinas HealthCare System announces name change, now "Atrium Health"

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Carolinas HealthCare System announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7 that they will now be known as "Atrium Health."

Carolinas HealthCare System said their roots date back to "humble beginnings." In 1940, they began as Charlotte Memorial Hospital, a public charity hospital whose doors were open for everyone.

Nearly 80 years later, the healthcare system said they remain committed to their mission, now with a new name.

"We are humbled and privileged to share with you that Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health," they said in a written statement released on Wednesday. 

“Today, I’m proud to say we’re known as one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations,” Atrium Health President and Chief Executive Officer Gene Woods says. “Whether it’s improving health for vulnerable communities through access to the newest virtual care technology, elevating hope for the parent of a sick child through an innovative cancer treatment, or advancing healing for a patient in our emergency department through integrated behavioral health services, each and every day I have the privilege of witnessing our mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all.”

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