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CaroMont Ranked #1 in Nation



Dallas Wilborn
CaroMont Health

Gastonia, NC – October 17, 2011 – CaroMont Health is # 1 in the nation for overall medical care in the 2012 CareChex America’s Top Quality Hospitals rankings. CaroMont Health was also:
#1 in the Market for Medical Excellence in

    • Overall Hospital Care
    • Overall Surgical Care
    • Major Cardiac Surgery
    • Carotid Artery Surgery
    • Coronary Bypass Surgery
    • Heart Attack Treatment
    • Joint Replacement
    • Neurological Care
    • Major Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Pneumonia Care
    • Pulmonary Care
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Stroke Care
    • Vascular Surgery

“The CaroMont Health vision states that we are a nationally recognized leader and valued partner in promoting individual health and vibrant communities,” said acting CEO Doug Luckett. “This kind of top-level national recognition shows that we walk the talk when it comes to quality care.”

CareChex is a medical quality rating service of The Delta Group — the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information service company. CareChex provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.

The # 1 national ranking comes on the heels of several other accolades for CaroMont Health’s quality care. In September, CaroMont was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. This summer, CaroMont Regional Medical Center was ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals.

“We are very proud of the fact that the national medical community is taking notice of the quality care that patients can receive in Gastonia, N.C.,” Luckett said. “We believe that good health is a key component to quality of life. We are proud to be contributing to the great quality of life in our community, and we are happy to be spreading that message across the nation.”


About CaroMont Health
As your locally focused, nationally honored health partner, CaroMont Health is promoting a more vibrant community through individual health care. To do this, we’ve created a network of top resources across five counties, all centered on a state-of-the-art, 435-bed hospital that’s ranked among the best in the nation. It’s a spectrum of health services that’s just the right size to deliver high-quality, individualized care that has been recognized by the following experts:

  • CareChex rating service: First in the nation in medical excellence for overall hospital care
  • Region’s only Hospital to receive North Carolina’s Award for Performance Excellence (Baldrige)
  • Joint Commission: Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

So get to know CaroMont, and let’s begin a healthy relationship.