Charlotte, N.C. — The National Institutes of Health is seeking more than $8 million to help Charlotte’s Hospital for Special Surgery train new surgical interns.
The hospital, in collaboration with the National Institutes for Health, will receive the funding to build a hospital that will help train the new surgical staff to treat critical and life-threatening conditions.
The NIH-supported hospital will have a large surgery room that can accommodate a staff of about 30 interns and will include surgical suites, surgical equipment and specialized operating rooms.
The new hospital will provide a critical infrastructure for the future of healthcare in the U.S., said Dr. Scott Sussman, director of the NIH-funded hospital.
The new hospital would provide an environment where patients and nurses could get the care they need, Sussmen said.
The $8.4 million, a two-year grant will be awarded in three phases and is funded through the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Healthcare Research (NCRR).
The grant will help pay for the hospital’s construction, equipment and operating costs, Sissman said.
“This is going to be a hospital in the United States,” he said.
“This is the hospital that the NIH is going after.”NCRR is a nonprofit public-private research organization established in 1977 to support research and development on behalf of national, state and local health departments and the American people through its research and education programs.