Partnership With Carolinas HealthCare System

About Carolinas HealthCare System

Founded in 1940, the Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, with a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. CHS works to improve and enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and a variety of collaborative partnerships and initiatives.  CHS has grown to more than 60,000 employees, nearly 7,500 beds, and a budget of nearly $8 billion that is comparable to many Fortune 500 companies.

About Our Partnership

In July 2012, Carolinas HealthCare System and Edison Nation formed Edison Nation Medical, LLC, a joint venture to stimulate innovations in healthcare delivery and improvements in patient care. This unique and creative marketplace for physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers, and entrepreneurs throughout the country, to submit their best ideas to further medical innovation and technology, thus transforming the future of patient care.

The collaborative relationship between Carolinas HealthCare System and Edison Nation was fundamentally built on a shared vision that, working together, these two organizations can have a lasting impact on the future of healthcare,” said Michael C. Tarwater, chief executive officer, Carolinas HealthCare System. “By encouraging those who personally deliver care to patients—and even patients themselves—to become innovators in improving both the care and the patient experience, we believe we can stimulate more meaningful ideas that truly result in real, tangible innovation. CHS believes that by blending our comprehensive clinical expertise and our core strengths in innovative thought with Edison Nation’s creative execution abilities, together we can transform healthcare.”

Type of Organization

One of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, providing a diverse network of more than 900 care locations throughout North and South Carolina

Constituent Base

General public in North and South Carolina


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