ChenMed Chooses Fayetteville, NC, for New Medical Center

Jun 13, 2022 | Press Releases

ChenMed Media Contact:
Name: Jim Brown, ChenMed
Phone: 305-310-7214,

Community Media Contact:
Kim Hasty, FCEDC


ChenMed Chooses Fayetteville, NC, for New Medical Center

The primary care medical center, geared toward serving seniors, plans to invest
$1.2 million in the Cape Fear Region and create more than 30 full-time jobs


FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that ChenMed, the largest family-owned and physician-led primary care provider in the United States, is opening a medical center in Fayetteville. ChenMed serves senior adults who participate in the Medicare Advantage insurance plan. The company offers VIP, concierge-style medical services to many of the most health-vulnerable, low-income, and underserved patients.

ChenMed’s Dedicated Medical Center project received support from the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Building Reuse Program, in the Rural Health Category. The $300,000 grant, applied for by the City of Fayetteville, will help ChenMed to renovate an existing 9,500-square-foot building at 4101 Raeford Road.
The company has more than 4,700 team members serving patients in nearly 100 centers in 12 states. ChenMed has committed to creating at least 30 full-time jobs, with an above-average annual wage. Each full-time employee is offered benefits, including health insurance, and the company covers at least 60 percent of the cost of health insurance coverage. ChenMed is particularly interested in hiring separating military service members, veterans, and military spouses for its open positions.

“We are committed to ensuring that the seniors in our community have access to quality, affordable health care,” Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin said. “ChenMed’s Dedicated Medical Center will help deliver care to Medicare Advantage members in underserved neighborhoods, improving the health outcomes for our residents. We welcome ChenMed to Fayetteville and are happy to support them as they renovate a vacant property for the first ChenMed facility in Fayetteville.”

ChenMed stands apart from many other medical centers due to the low patient panel assigned to each physician. Their physicians see their patients at least once monthly, which is 10 times the national average. They also have an average maximum patient panel of 450 patients, which is an 85 percent smaller panel size than the average primary care physician.

“One of the many great things about the arrival of ChenMed is that their services are meant for some of the more vulnerable of our population. Their primary care physician-to-patient ratio is much lower than the national average, and their focus is on preventative medicine and chronic illness management,” said Cumberland County Commission Chairman Glenn Adams. “This type of high-touch care has resulted in lowering ER visits and hospitalizations, so this is a great win for our region and for our seniors. The Medical Center will be highly beneficial in our community as a resource on eldercare and health equity issues.”

E.W. Tibbs, Regional Vice President of ChenMed, said: “We are happy to have received this grant and thrilled about what we will be able to bring to the community as a result. We’ll be able to reach more seniors with more services that will result in better health. We look forward to being a part of the community.” ChenMed also is planning to open seven additional centers in North Carolina — in the cities of Burlington, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point.




ABOUT CHENMED: ChenMed, headquartered in Miami, is a privately owned medical, management and technology company that delivers the high-touch and personalized primary care Medicare-eligible seniors need to enjoy better health. The company operates nearly 100 senior medical centers in 12 states. Named one of Fortune 2020 “Change the World” companies, a “Most Loved Workplace” by Newsweek Magazine, and a certified Best Place to Work® by the Best Place to Work Institute, ChenMed brings concierge-style medicine and better health outcomes to the neediest populations. ChenMed brands include Chen Senior Medical Center, Dedicated Senior Medical Center and JenCare Senior Medical Center.

ABOUT FCEDC: The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity in the region by attracting new industry and growing and retaining existing industry. FCEDC works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community tax base. Successful projects would not be possible without the ongoing support of the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and community partners. Learn more at