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CaroMont Health Announces Leadership Promotions


CaroMont Health today announced a series of leadership promotions. The move strengthens an already solid leadership team at the Gastonia-based health care system. The three executives promoted were Donnetta Horseman, Richard Blackburn and Todd Davis, MD.

“These promotions reflect our commitment to building and maintaining strong leadership,” said Randy Kelley, President and CEO of CaroMont Health. “Donnetta, Richard and Todd have been integral to the success of the organization, and their new roles will help further support CaroMont’s mission to provide exceptional health care to the communities we serve.”

The executives now hold these titles and responsibilities:

Donnetta Horseman was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Corporate Responsibility Officer. Horseman will maintain responsibility and oversight for Compliance, Information Security and Privacy for the organization. Her expanded role helps ensure Compliance receives full support throughout the organization and reflects the commitment that operations of CaroMont Health and its subsidiaries are conducted with the highest degree of integrity.

Richard Blackburn was promoted to Vice President of Support Services. He will maintain responsibility for Facility Services & Construction, Medical Records, Supply Chain Management departments, Food & Nutrition, Housekeeping, Laundry & Linen, Safety & Security, Sterile Processing, Switchboard, Visitor Services, and the Print Shop & Mailroom. Blackburn completed the requirements to receive his MBA/MHA degrees from Pfeiffer University earlier this month.

Todd Davis, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs has expanded duties as the newly-appointed Vice President of Patient Safety, Quality and Medical Affairs Officer. These responsibilities will include Infection Control, Quality and Patient Safety, along with his current duties of overseeing Medical Staff activities related to credentialing, privileging and quality monitoring of practitioners within the organization.

About CaroMont Health – CaroMont Health, parent company for CaroMont Regional Medical Center, has more than 3,800 employees, 43 medical practices, and eight affiliates. A magnet hospital for nursing excellence and quality patient care, CaroMont Regional Medical Center​, is a 435-bed acute care facility supported by a medical staff of more than 300 physicians.

CaroMont Health’s mission is to provide exceptional health care to the communities it serves. It has been recognized by the following experts:

  • Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals 2012
  • Top Performer in the Joint Commission Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical cal in 2010.
  • Number 1 in the Nation in Medical Excellence for Overall Medical Care for 2012 by CareChex.
  • HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 3 years in a row, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • A 2011 Top Performing Hospital for providing high quality, efficient care as a part of the Premier Healthcare Alliance QUEST program.