This 350,740 SF five-story pavilion was built adjacent to the Regional Heart Center. The first floor houses a 50,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Emergency Center (EC). The need for a new emergency department was identified as the number one priority by the community with widespread support. Floors two through five are each 40,000 square feet and accommodate future growth, including expanded surgery and intensive care units. The Emergency Center was designed specifically to address the complex emergency medicine issues that face the community it serves. The new Emergency Center (EC), doubled in size of the previous facility, which at 20,000 square feet, was designed to accommodate 40,000 visits per year. The current EC, now with 55 beds, a dedicated Fast Track area and a separate 4-pod Behavioral Health Unit sees approximately 95000 visits annually, making it one of the busiest ECs in the Carolinas.