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February 01, 2013

Carolinas Healthcare Reinvesting $17M in Growing Laboratories

As we move forward in the 21st century, healthcare companies around the globe are trying to find new ways to move forward technologically. Carolinas Healthcare is one company that is looking to advance by upgrading its research and development facilities.

In particular, the company has announced it will be investing as much as $17 million in new lab facilities in 2013 – an influx of cash in that area expected lead to streamlining its lab operations.

Among the projects the company is looking to oversee with this influx of cash will be actually growing the size of its laboratories. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Carolinas Health is waiting on the okay from local officials to grow its facilities from 35,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet.

That would be an increase in lab size of almost 43 percent. 

Carolinas Healthcare has been one of those firms on the cusp of technological growth in the healthcare field, and this kind of a move will allow the company to continue to grow. 

John Knox, executive vice president of Carolinas Healthcare, says his company has currently outgrown the space that has been afforded to their lab facilities and that the new investment of cash will allow them to better adapt and improve. 

$13.3 million of the new money will go to add a large core reference lab to the company’s facilities in their airport center parkway location. Another $3.8 million will go into renovating an acute laboratory space that will help to get patients get their testing needs met better.

Carolinas Healthcare will be able to take a streamlined approach to its testing and healthcare approach should these plans be approved.

Edited by Braden Becker

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