WSOC: Professor Michael Thompson Analyzes Carolinas HealthCare System Name Change

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

UPDATE: Thompson's suggestion that Atrium was eying expansion beyond the Carolinas proved prescient today, as the company announced intentions to merge with Georgia-based Navicent health.

UNC Charlotte public health professor Michael Thompson discusses a major shakeup in the North Carolina healthcare industry with WSOCTV.


Carolinas HealthCare System is changing its name to Atrium Health, the organization announced Wednesday.

Officials said the announcement reflects the transformation of the organization from its beginnings as Charlotte Memorial Hospital to a health care system with a regional footprint and national profile.