CaroMont Health officially marked the commencement of construction for
a 10,000 square-foot renovation of the existing Emergency Department at
CaroMont Regional Medical Center. The project aims to enhance emergency
medicine offerings in Gaston County and continue to improve patient experiences.
Employees, business people and community partners gathered to celebrate
the ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday morning at the hospital in Gastonia.
“The renovation project at CaroMont Regional Medical Center reflects
our longstanding commitment to provide state-of-the-art health care in
a high-touch, patient-friendly environment,” said Doug Luckett,
President and CEO at CaroMont Health. “We are excited to make these
enhancements to improve emergency services; they will benefit our patients,
community and our employees well into the future.”
When completed, the $16.5 million project will create more space for a
larger waiting area, four private triage rooms and a care transition area
to provide more comfort for patients and their families. The new space
will also feature a pediatric care space with a separate waiting area
and treatment rooms to care for the unique needs of pediatric patients.
These enhancements support CaroMont’s commitment to improving patient
flow and expediting care for patients.
The growing need for emergency care is evidenced by the nearly 100,000
people who visit CaroMont’s Emergency Department annually, making
it one of the busiest emergency facilities in the state. The last renovation
of the Emergency Department was in 1999 and was designed to serve approximately
60,000 patients a year.
“We have been meeting with our community over the last year to get
input about how we can improve our patient services and experience,”
said Luckett. “We have been able to incorporate this feedback into
these improvements to make care more convenient, patient-centered and
efficient for our residents.”
The renovation is expected to be completed in 2016.