About Us

History

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 community.

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.