CaroMont Regional Medical Center began as a direct offshoot of the old
City Hospital, which opened with nine beds in November 1908. At the close
of World War II, after a successful fundraiser and with public support,
the City Hospital was purchased and enlarged to meet the needs of the
In 1946, the hospital's name was changed to Gaston Memorial Hospital.
In 1947, Gaston Memorial Hospital established a school of nursing, from
which 307 students graduated before the schools closure in 1973. With
increased need for more space, hospital beds and facilities, the hospital
relocated to its current site that same year.
In 1984, the hospital began a reorganization process. The reorganization
was completed in 1987, and in 1989 a radiation oncology center was opened,
providing advanced radiation therapy to cancer patients. A few years later,
a four-level addition to the hospital was completed. In 1993, Gaston Memorial
became one of only seven hospitals in North Carolina to earn a Community
Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program designation from the American College
of Surgeons. In 2004, the hospital completed another major expansion,
adding a 52-bed world-class birthing center featuring a level III NICU,
a three level patient and visitor parking deck and an education suite
with meeting and classrooms.
CaroMont Health continues to expand to meet the growing needs of our communities.
In 2015, CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Mount Holly opened to meet
the emergency medicine needs of residents in eastern Gaston, southern
Lincoln and western Mecklenburg counties. And, work is currently underway
to expand and renovate the Emergency Department at the main campus of
CaroMont Regional Medical Center. When open in 2016, the new facility
will include a dedicated pediatric emergency area, including separate
waiting and treatment areas and 10,000 square feet of new space.
The healthcare system, known as CaroMont Health, includes five affiliate
companies including a network of 43 primary and specialty physician offices.
The present vision of CaroMont Health is to be a nationally-recognized
leader and valued partner in promoting individual health and vibrant communities.
This vision speaks to CaroMont Health's desire to play a fundamental
role in the lives of each person and the community we serve.