Atrium Health applies to build new hospital campus
CHARLOTTE – Atrium Health is proposing to build a new hospital campus called Atrium Health Union West.
Atrium Health filed paperwork with the state Oct. 15 to build a hospital campus on the corner of Independence Boulevard/U.S. 74 and Stallings Road in Stallings.
As an extension of CHS Union in Monroe, the new location is part of Atrium Health’s efforts to address the accelerated community growth seen in this area and ensure Union County residents have local access to inpatient and outpatient care.
Upon approval and estimated completion in early 2022, the 150,000-square-foot center will include:
• 40 licensed acute care beds, including 30 medical/surgical acute care beds; six labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, and four intensive care unit beds.
• 10 emergency department bays with an available helipad.
• Two operating rooms, one gastrointestinal endoscopy suite and C-section operating room.
• Imaging services, including mobile MRI, CT, x-ray/fluoroscopy, ultrasound and nuclear medicine.
• Laboratory and pharmacy services.
Visit www.atriumhealth.org/unionwest for details.
Police look for potential impersonator
MONROE – The Monroe Police Department is investigating an incident involving someone impersonating an officer.
Someone told police they were pulled over at 4 a.m. Oct. 6 on U.S. 601 North, near the Monroe Expressway, by a dark Ford Taurus police-type sedan with a light bar on top. The suspect was dressed like a police officer.
He was a white male in his late 30s to early 40s, standing 5-foot-11 to 6 feet tall. He wore a police-type duty belt and displayed a badge outside of the jurisdiction. When asked about his identity, the officer got in his vehicle and drove away.
Anyone with information about the incident or suspect is asked to call Det. Sgt. Chandler Cathy at 704-201-3565 or Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600.
People concerned about the identity of a police vehicle attempting a stop, should slow down, turn on their hazard lights and call Union County communications at 704-289-1591 to inquire if the vehicle is a law enforcement vehicle.
Union County added for disaster assistance
RALEIGH – Residents and business owners in Union County may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.
“People across North Carolina are working hard to clean up and rebuild their lives from Hurricane Florence and expanding FEMA help to people in more counties is a key step,” Gov. Roy Cooper said.
Coooper encouraged people who suffered storm damage to apply with FEMA right away.
To apply, go to www.disasterassistance.gov; call 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice; or visit a disaster recovery center (www.fema.gov/DRC).
If you have a homeowner’s or flood insurance policy, file your insurance claim before applying for disaster assistance.
For qualified homeowners and renters, disaster grants help pay for basic repairs to make a home habitable, temporary rental assistance, and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources. To be eligible, the storm damage and losses must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Florence between Sept. 7 and 29.