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Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals Step Up to Help the Charlotte, North Carolina Community

Charlotte Strong Stride Set for June 1

Charlotte, NC – May 16, 2019 – When tragedy hit at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on April 30—a shooting resulting in two deaths and four others injured—it was close to home for Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals, in many ways.

“Heartbreak spread throughout the community and close to home,” said Jennifer Fair, Managed Care Specialist and Public Information Officer for Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University. Her daughter is a UNC-Charlotte graduate. “The university is located right in the backyard of our hospital and as a non-profit, I feel as though it is our charge to help.”

Derek Murzyn, CEO for both Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals, quickly supported the idea and plans got underway. Murzyn shared, “Serving the community is year-round for us and our compassion spreads far beyond the walls of our facilities. We enjoy interacting with our communities.”

The Event: Charlotte Strong Stride – a time for community members to unite and walk in support of the victims, their families and the community.

  • Approximately 1-mile walk, occurs on Saturday, June 1, 2019, begins at 8:00 am
  • Entrance fee $10 which includes a T-shirt
  • Register by Monday, May 20, 2019; all ages welcome
  • Walk begins and ends at Atrium Health University City, 8800 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
  • Gather at the Patient Discharge Lobby
  • Water will be available at the end of the walk
  • Register by calling: Jennifer Fair at (704) 863-8325

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About Us – Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals
Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospitals include two long-term acute care hospitals located in Charlotte, North Carolina: Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University, 35 beds, located within Atrium Health University City, and Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at Pineville, 40 beds, located within Atrium Health Pineville. The facilities provide a bridge between the general acute care hospital and lower level of care, and help to restore quality of life for patients requiring extended hospitalization of 25 days or more. Multidisciplinary teams collaborate on individualized treatment combining medical and therapeutic care. We are part of Community Hospital Corporation, CHC ContinueCARE division, Plano, Texas. Visit or

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