SOURCE: CaroMont Health

CaroMont Health

January 14, 2015 14:00 ET

CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Mount Holly Opens

New Facility Will Offer Emergency Care to Gaston, Lincoln and Western Mecklenburg Counties

MOUNT HOLLY, NC--(Marketwired - January 14, 2015) - On Tuesday, CaroMont Health celebrated the opening of CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Mount Holly. The new, state-of-the-art emergency department is the first of its kind for the health system, which has a main emergency department on the campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC.

"Our goal is to make emergency care services more accessible to residents in eastern Gaston, southern Lincoln and western Mecklenburg Counties," said Doug Luckett, President and Chief Executive Officer at CaroMont Health. "This freestanding facility also supports our long-range vision to expand emergency care services throughout our service area. Our investment in this community is indicative of our commitment to the residents, leaders and local economy in Mount Holly."

Innovative Model of Care

Patients will encounter a new emergency care experience by following a model of care that minimizes wait times. After check-in, patients will immediately be taken back to one of six Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) rooms where they will be seen by a nurse or physician to be assessed and triaged based on their condition. After initial assessment, patients will be taken to one of 12 treatment rooms or the Results Lounge, a unique space that allows some non-critical patients to wait for further treatment or consultation in a separate area with comfortable amenities.

"We worked collaboratively with our architect to create an innovative space where the focus on care delivery and patient flow is paramount," said Kathleen Besson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at CaroMont Health. "The thought and purpose that went into the design of the building balances form with function, and will offer our patients a care experience they won't find at other emergency departments."

State-Of-The-Art Facility

The 38,000 square foot facility also includes two resuscitation rooms, a diagnostic imaging suite with CT, X-Ray and Ultrasound, and a laboratory. Staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians from ApolloMD and registered nurses, the facility meets the same Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements as the main campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. The space also includes original artwork from several local artists that are reflective of the community and are meant to enhance the patient experience.

Located in a growing area and accessible by several main highways, the facility expects to see an estimated 12,000 patient visits each year.

CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Mount Holly Overview

  • 38,000-square feet of treatment and administrative space
  • 6 Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) Rooms
  • 10 Treatment Rooms
  • 2 Resuscitation rooms
  • Results lounge (including two private consultation rooms)
  • Laboratory 
  • Imaging Suite (CT Scan, X-ray & Ultrasound)
  • Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Registered Nurses (certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

About CaroMont Health

CaroMont Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient medical services within five counties and two states. CaroMont Health employs nearly 3,900 healthcare professionals with a medical staff membership of 455. CaroMont Health is comprised of five entities: CaroMont Regional Medical Center, CaroMont Medical Group, Gaston Hospice, Courtland Terrace and CaroMont Specialty Surgery.

CaroMont Health has been recognized for its quality and overall performance by the following experts:

A Grade "A" Hospital for patient quality and safety, Leapfrog Group -- 2014

Best Hospitals in Charlotte Metro, U.S. News & World Report -- 2014

A Healthiest Employer by The Charlotte Business Journal -- 2014

Healthcare Excellence Award, NC Prevention Partners -- June 2014

Truven Health Analytics, 100 Top Hospitals for four years

100 Great Community Hospitals, Becker's Hospital Review -- June 2014

100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs, Becker's Hospital Review -- 2013

100 Great Hospitals in America, Becker's Hospital Review -- 2013, 2012, 2011

CaroMont Health is located at 2525 Court Drive in Gastonia, N.C., and can be reached at 704.834.2000. Additional information is available at www.caromonthealth.org.

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