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News Posts in February, 2015

Hearts are breaking across the country, and it has nothing to do with a disastrous Valentine’s Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 600,000 Americans die each year from heart disease, which is the top killer for men and women. ...
Q&A: Gregory Woo, MD
Posted Feb 20, 2015
Gregory Woo, MD, FHRS, FACC, says he knew after his first interview that he was making the right decision to practice at CaroMont. “I knew I would be joining a young and dynamic team who shared a similar medical philosophy.” Dr. ...
Helping people is something Omer Shedd, MD, FACC, FHRS, does every day, but it’s not often that he’s able to help hundreds of people in a single week. Dr. Shedd, Cardiologist at CaroMont Heart, recently traveled to Haiti to work on a ...
The Board of Directors of CaroMont Health and the Gaston County Board of Commissioners have come to an agreement that will amend the existing lease for the structure and property that houses CaroMont Regional Medical Center. The amendment defines ...
Q&A with Dr. Letts, Cardiologist
Posted Feb 15, 2015
A passion for learning and sharing that knowledge for the betterment of others is what inspired Dustin Letts, MD, to go into the medical field and specialize in Cardiology. “Cardiology provides many ways to impact almost every patient making ...
Why did you decide to become a physician? The greatest honor and responsibility in life is to serve others. I cannot think of a more rewarding profession than to be entrusted with someone’s care. As a physician, I am proud and honored to have ...
A desire to become a phy sician was rooted in his firsthand observation of the crippling power of disease and the potential of medicine to improve the lives of others. When asked why he chose cardiac surgery as a career, James Greelish, MD, said ...
CaroMont Regional Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines ® –Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American ...
Cooking for Your Sweetheart
Posted Feb 14, 2015
Cooking for Your Sweetheart was a sold-out event last Thursday, February 12 at Discover YOU! in Mount Holly with nearly 40 attendees from the community. Hosted by CaroMont Health, the heart-healthy cooking demonstration offered guests a chance to ...
The Heart of the Matter
Posted Feb 9, 2015
February is national Heart Health Awareness Month and with our New Year’s resolutions fading into the rear view mirror, cold weather keeping us inside and waistlines expanding, its seems timely to discuss heart health. Heart disease remains the ...
Mark Thompson, MD, has provided interventional cardiology services at CaroMont Heart since 2000. Former President of the Heart Society of Gaston County, Dr. Thompson is active in his role as Co-Service Line Director for the Cardiovascular Service ...
CaroMont Regional Medical Center was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. For the third time, GMH has been recognized ...
Smoked Salmon Appetizer
Posted Feb 2, 2015
Yield: Approximately 45-50 pieces Ingredients 1 lb. smoked salmon, pre-sliced from the store ¼ teaspoon dill 4 ounces cream cheese, softened ¼ teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped Lemon zest for garnish Risotto ...