It’s graduation season! Yesterday, CaroMont Health awarded certificates
to fourteen members of Gaston Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) to signify
they successfully completed Critical Care training from CaroMont Trauma
“Our patients are our number one priority,” said Dr. Anthony
Raspanti. “Trauma University at CaroMont is a collaboration of agencies
in our community to administer the highest quality of emergency trauma
Three years ago, CaroMont Regional Medical Center (CRMC) became a Level
III State Trauma Center. During this time, CaroMont Health Trauma University
was working to accomplish a higher level of service to the community by
way of specialized training from a multi-disciplinary team of experts
to ensure more seamless patient transition and optimal care. With one
of the busiest Emergency Departments in the state, true collaboration
is critical in emergency situations. When an emergency transfer of a patient
is necessary, GEMS steps in.
“Because CaroMont Health has provided Trauma Care to the community,
we have to step up our services to be able to accommodate this higher
level of care available,” said Dylan Kirkendall, GEMS employee.
Dylan Kirkendall knows emergency care. He has been with GEMS for 14 years.
This is his second year completing trauma training with CaroMont. He uses
it as part of critical care recertification to familiarize himself and
his colleagues with hospital locations and staff.
GEMS serves to either provide treatment to those in need of urgent medical
care, with the goal of satisfactorily treating the presenting conditions,
or arranging for timely removal of the
patient to the next point of care. And, CaroMont’s Trauma University enhances
this foundation in critical care services training in order to better
serve the community.
About CaroMont Health
CaroMont is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare system located in
Gaston County, North Carolina. It is the county’s largest employer
employing nearly 4,000 employees and is supported by a medical staff of
more than 300 physicians. CaroMont is comprised of eight affiliates including
Gaston Hospice and CaroMont Medical Group, 43 primary and specialty practices
and its flagship facility, CaroMont Regional Medical Center (CRMC), a
CaroMont is a viable health care entity that provides the community with
high quality care at a minimal cost and is committed to ensuring that
every man, woman and child in Gaston County is given every opportunity
to live a happier and healthier life. CaroMont has been recognized for
its quality and overall performance 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.
- HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
for 4 years in a row, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
- A 2011 Top Performing Hospital for providing high quality, efficient care
as a part of the Premier Healthcare Alliance QUEST program.
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