CaroMont’s top priority is to remain a viable and independent health
care system. To remain strong we must do everything possible to secure
our future. Part of that is making decisions that help position the organization
to compete in a market that is competitive and to remain stable while
meeting the enormous financial pressures being brought to bear by health
care reform. Our goal is and will always be to continue to provide high
quality care at a reasonable cost to those who depend on us.
“We recognize that the difficult decision to change the Hospital’s
name has been upsetting to some in our community. As a veteran myself,
I have invited the leaders of the Veterans’ groups to meet with
me, Board Member Donnie Loftis and County Commissioner Tracy Philbeck,
to discuss concerns around the name change and how CaroMont plans to honor
our heritage. We want to share the research and data behind the naming
decision–a decision that was not made lightly,” said Doug
Luckett, Interim Chief Executive Officer.
CaroMont sincerely wants to ensure that our heritage remains the anchor
of this organization and for all of our present and future veterans in
Gaston County. “I am confident that we can come together around
what is best for the independence of our community hospital while preserving
the history that made it so great,” said Mr. Luckett.