Northwell’s emergency medical center was one of the first in the state to open in September.
It has since grown to offer care for all ages and all health conditions, and the goal is to offer the most advanced services in the country, said Kim Hager, Northwell director of public affairs.
Hager said that the hospital has seen more than 100,000 patients since opening.
The city’s first doctor is scheduled to arrive later this month, and Northwell hopes to add more in the coming months.
The facility has been the focus of an extensive state inspection by the Northwell Regional Health Authority.
The inspection found the hospital in poor condition, and many of the facilities were not safe to use, the agency said.
The Northwell ambulance service, which has been in operation since December, was also found to have not met standards, it said.
Northwell has about 400 emergency room beds and has had a wait list for a few weeks, Hager added.
Hagers said the city is working to find an alternate facility that can take in patients.
The hospital, which is located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Charlotte, has been a long-time target for the North Carolina Department of Public Health, which ordered the hospital shut down in October, citing unsafe conditions.
Northwood’s mayor, Brian Sainsbury, called Northwell a model hospital, but he said he had been assured by the hospital’s executives that they were working on ways to reopen the facility.
Hagest said that while the Northwood facility has experienced a “significant increase in demand,” it is “not currently serving as the ideal location” for the hospital.
He added that it is not the only hospital in North Carolina that has been shut down by the state health department.
“We have a lot of hospitals that are in a state of disrepair and are not performing as well,” he said.