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CaroMont Health Earns "Fairwarning® Ready Certified Care Provider" Designation For Patient Privacy


CaroMont Health’s commitment to patient privacy and compliance crucial to growing trust with patients and providing the best care possible

CaroMont Health today announced that it has become a FairWarning ® Ready Certified Care Provider at the Certified Achievement Level, demonstrating its dedication to patient privacy. As part of this certification, CaroMont Health will be displaying the FairWarning ® Ready Certified Shield in its facilities as well as online.

“A patient’s health situation is a private matter,” said Donnetta Horseman, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility. “In order to safeguard our patients’ privacy, our Corporate Compliance Team works diligently to ensure proper procedures and policies are upheld at all times and in every circumstance.”

Leading care providers, such as CaroMont Health, are taking cutting-edge measures to ensure sensitive patient information is protected at all times, and patient privacy monitoring is one of the essentials. In order to provide the best care possible, a growing number of physicians, clinicians, administrators, and affiliates must have access to patient information. While care takers use sound judgment when dealing with patient information, privacy breaches do occur from time to time. FairWarning ®’s patient privacy monitoring solutions provide CaroMont Health with the ability to detect these anomalies, train staff and prevent future occurrences. Patient privacy monitoring is also essential to HIPAA, other federal and state law compliance.

The “FairWarning ® Ready Certified Care Provider” designation also includes best practices, giving patients the confidence to share sensitive information, resulting in more comprehensive diagnoses and better care outcomes.

The importance of protecting patient information is a top priority to CaroMont Health. Studies have shown that when patients trust their care providers’ ability to keep their information secure they have the confidence to share sensitive information with their care providers. In earning patient trust, CaroMont Health is ensuring the highest levels of care and reinforcing their patients’ choices of care providers.

The FairWarning ® Ready Certified Shield is displayed in CaroMont Health’s main lobby area as a symbol of its leadership in, and dedication to, patient privacy. Brochures and posters for patients and staff are available throughout CaroMont Health explaining why privacy matters to the organization. Additionally, an electronic version of the FairWarning ® Ready Certified Shield is displayed on the CaroMont Health website at, along with its privacy policies. Full “FairWarning ® Ready Certified Care Provider” program details are available at

For more about FairWarning ® patient privacy monitoring solutions, please visit


About CaroMont Health –

CaroMont Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient medical services within five counties and two states. CaroMont Health employs nearly 3,900 healthcare professionals with a medical staff membership of 455. CaroMont Health is comprised of five entities: CaroMont Regional Medical Center, CaroMont Medical Group, Gaston Hospice, Courtland Terrace and CaroMont Specialty Surgery.

CaroMont Health has been recognized for its quality and overall performance by the following experts:

  • Truven Health Analytics, 100 Top Hospitals
  • HealthGrades, Clinical Excellence Distinction for four years in a row – 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Leapfrog Group, “Grade A” for Patient Safety for two years in a row – 2012 and 2013

CaroMont Health is located at 2525 Court Drive in Gastonia, N.C., and can be reached at 704.834.2000. Additional information is available at

About FairWarning ®

FairWarning ® is the inventor and global leader in patient privacy monitoring solutions for electronic health records, the company’s solutions protect patients in over 1,000 hospitals and 4,000 clinics across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information on FairWarning ®, visit or email