CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 4, 2021) — Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) has been selected to provide staff for the emergency department (ED) at Novant Health’s Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, extending its longstanding relationship with Novant Health and expanding its footprint in the greater Charlotte area. MEMA began staffing Rowan Medical Center’s ED in November 2021.

The new partnership with Rowan Medical Center will mirror MEMA’s already-committed relationship with Novant Health, offering patient-focused access to the best, highest-quality emergency services. MEMA will work closely with the hospital system to integrate their services with Rowan’s existing facilities, nursing team, and administration to continue to build on a mutual goal of remarkable patient care.

“Becoming part of the Rowan community is important to us because not only are we working closely with our partner Novant Health to extend excellence in medicine, but we are providing patients of Rowan Medical Center the same access to top-tier emergency care offered in Charlotte,” said MEMA President and CEO Timothy Lietz, M.D., FACEP. “And with MEMA in the Emergency Department in Salisbury, it means that when those patients need to see a specialist elsewhere, we’ll be able to get those services for them much more efficiently.”

“Our main focus is always to care for patients as our top priority and we welcome the greater resources and connections that a MEMA partnership provides,“ said Laura M. Hays, MD, FACEP. “The established, diverse group of board-certified emergency providers at Rowan Medical Center are pleased to become a part of MEMA and continue our shared aims.”

Lietz touts the leadership of medical teams at both MEMA and Novant Health for their thriving relationship and continued growth. “Strong cultures with diligent, supportive leadership translate directly into increased patient and staff satisfaction — and that means happier, more vibrant communities.”

About Mid Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, PLLC 

Since 1976, MEMA has provided the 24/7 physician staffing for the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Emergency Department and currently also provides 24/7 Emergency Department physician staffing for Novant Health Matthews Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center.  MEMA is a growing independently-owned emergency medicine practice with 120 clinicians, (physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.)  Find out more at