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CaroMont Health Selects New Chief Executive Officer


CaroMont Health announced today that Doug Luckett has accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gastonia-based health system. Luckett has served as interim CEO since April 2013 and has been with CaroMont Health since 2010.

During the selection process, the CEO Search Committee of the CaroMont Health Board of Directors worked extensively with key internal, community and physician stakeholders to identify a CEO competency profile to guide their choice.

“The CaroMont Health Board of Directors carefully considered the report of the CEO Search Committee, which found that Doug is clearly a qualified candidate,” said Sheila S. Reilly, Ph.D., Vice President of the CaroMont Health Board of Directors. “More than that, Doug’s involvement in and appreciation for our local community, his respect and partnership with the medical community, and his commitment to and support of the CaroMont Health workforce define Doug as a person committed to mutual respect and collaboration, the key ingredients for success of CaroMont’s CEO. We feel confident that this is the right decision for our organization.”

Luckett’s acceptance of the position will place him at the helm of CaroMont Health’s extensive network which includes the CaroMont Regional Medical Center, CaroMont Medical Group, Gaston Hospice, Courtland Terrace and CaroMont Specialty Surgery.

“CaroMont Health has been my home for nearly three years, and I am honored to be offered the opportunity to continue leading a very talented team of physicians and staff.” said Luckett. “My goal has been and will continue to be to make the best decisions possible for our health system. We will not outrun our staff, physicians or our community.”

Luckett joined CaroMont as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2010. In June of 2011, he accepted the role of Acting CEO, while also fulfilling EVP/COO duties, in order to maintain executive leadership during the CEO transition.

Luckett has been an active member of the Gaston County community. He currently serves as treasurer on the Board of the Gaston Regional Chamber and is a board member of the Dream Center of Gaston County.

Prior to his role at CaroMont Health, Doug was the Chief Administrative Officer for Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. and Cape Coral Hospital in Cape Coral, Fla. He was also a member of the Lee Memorial Health System Hospital Executive Group.

Luckett began his career by serving in the United States Army Infantry Unit. After his service ended, he began his health care career as a radiologic technologist.