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Vote For Your Hospital For 2013 "Most Beautiful Hospital"


CaroMont Regional Medical Center is in the running for the 2013 “Most Beautiful Hospital” in America by Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider.

This is the fourth annual contest, and with a wealth of great nominations this year, Soliant decided to bypass its routine selection process and include not only the top 50 entries, but all entries received to be in the running for the 2013 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. The voting period runs through June 23. The top 20 winners will be revealed on the following Friday, June 28. Voting takes place at Please vote for your community hospital, CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

Though tough this year, competing entries represent facilities across the United States with impressive features big and small such as local art displays, healing gardens, educational centers, stone walls and retreat-style accommodations; CaroMont rivals all with its own unique characteristics to include:

The West Expansion

In 2004, CaroMont Health completed its west expansion that now houses The Birthplace, Rotunda/Visitor Parking Deck, Education Center and Surgery Waiting.

The Birthplace

The idea behind the Birthplace was simple: to provide the perfect environment for families to share one of life’s most amazing experiences. It was designed with the needs of patients and their families in mind. The world-class birthing center reflects CaroMont’s commitment to family centered care, while celebrating and supporting the birth of a child.

Complementing the building’s architecture and using evidence-based principles to promote wellness and to create a feeling of comfort and hope, the art collection invites the extended family to celebrate the birth experience. In addition, a goal of the art program was to play a significant role in enhancing the hospital’s wayfinding. Many major pieces from sculptures to mobiles to paintings are positioned as wayfinding landmarks to help patients and visitors navigate their way through hospital.

The internationally acclaimed birthing center continues to receive attention for its family-focused design, and has been featured in HealthcareDesign and American Art Resources.

Rotunda/Visitor Parking Deck

The solution for the Birthing Center and west expansion simplified internal circulation, created an icon for the outpatient and short-stay programs, eased access to the cancer program, and consolidated parking in a 700-car garage, thus providing a single-level platform. Most visitors and patients enter the hospital through the Rotunda or lobby, more than 2,600 square feet of magnificent open floor and top to floor windows that allow natural light to permeate the expansion.

The Education Center

Nearly 6,500 square feet of conference and meeting room space occupies the lower level of the west expansion. Both internal and community groups have access to six, spacious meeting rooms right off the entrance from the Visitor Parking Deck. The average room size is between 73,000 and 76,000 square feet, and can accommodate upwards of nearly 80 people. Each adjoining room is divided by a partition, and can be rolled back for larger groups. Each room is equipped with advanced audio and visual technology.

Campus Grounds

CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s aesthetic landscape earned it an award last year. A dedicated grounds maintenance team, known for their attention to detail and personalized services, canvases the campus every day to keep it looking clean and pristine. Seasonal displays of plants and flowers adorn the picturesque campus including 47 flower beds and 29 planters, of which currently contain red and pink knockout roses, begonias, purple hearts, green elephant ears, among others.

Please vote for your community hospital, CaroMont Regional Medical Center.


About CaroMont

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 435-bed magnet hospital for nursing excellence.

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 .

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