(CHARLOTTE, NC) – June 2023, marks the opening month for Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center (NHBALMC) and it was announced that Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associate’s (MEMA) very own Sarah Orlousky, MD, FACEP will serve as Medical Director. Dr. Orlousky will also serve as Vice Chief of Staff, a 2-year position approved by Novant Health’s leadership.

NHBALMC’s emergency department alone is projected to serve over 11,000 patients throughout 2023, with a total of 15 patient rooms, including 2 trauma and resuscitation as well as 3 behavioral health rooms. The hospital boasts 36 patient beds as of June, with the ability to grow up to 48 rooms.

Tim Lietz, MD, FACEP and Chief Executive Officer of MEMA shares, “MEMA is excited to continue to grow with Novant Health at the new Ballantyne Medical Center. Sarah Orlousky, MD, FACEP is the perfect candidate to lead our team of physicians that will provide excellent emergency care for that community.”

“Being part of the beginning of the story of this new medical center is extraordinary,” says Dr. Orlousky. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to help create the culture and work with our dynamic staff whose excitement carries over into everything they are doing to get ready to serve and offer quality, personalized emergency medicine to this growing community.”

 Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) was founded in 1976.  MEMA is a physician-owned medical practice of more than 120 emergency and acute medical care clinicians that serves the greater Charlotte and Piedmont areas of North Carolina, and the team that staffs Novant’s Charlotte-area hospital emergency departments. Learn more about MEMA by visiting our website at www.mema.net.