Four Years As A 100 Top Hospital

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July 9, 2013

For the fourth year, CaroMont Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been named to Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals® in the National Benchmark Award category. Jean Chenoweth, Executive Vice President at Truven Health Analytics, and her team presented CaroMont with the 100 Top Hospital® Award today during a special celebration at the hospital.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Doug Luckett, Interim CEO at CaroMont Health. “If I had to consider what is the most important factor in CaroMont earning this recognition for the fourth time, it’s really pretty simple.  It’s our CaroMont Family. We received this award because we have set the bar higher and higher each year.  We have a spirit of continued growth and improvement.”

As a 100 Top Hospital®, CRMC is ranked among the 95th percentile of all hospitals, and is one of only 20 large community hospitals across the country to receive this ranking. It is the only large community hospital in North Carolina honored. Last year, CRMC was among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital Winners.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® outperform their peers by demonstrating balanced excellence—operating effectively across all functional areas of their organizations. Hospitals that receive this distinction have fewer patient complications, follow patient safety protocols more closely, have longer-term outcomes and are better able to hold down expenses. Truven Health studies have also shown that patients treated at a Top Hospital® return home sooner and report a better overall experience than those treated in peer hospitals.

The 100 Top Hospital® designation is based on merit; hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to be considered for this award.

“This award is due in large part to our culture of safety, quality and teamwork across the organization,” said Luckett. “And even though we’ve achieved this success, we are always looking at how we can improve. We definitely have a good trajectory to follow to continue moving the organization forward.”

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About CaroMont Health –

CaroMont Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient medical services within five counties and two states. CaroMont Health employs nearly 3,900 healthcare professionals with a medical staff membership of 455.  CaroMont Health is comprised of five entities:  CaroMont Regional Medical Center, CaroMont Medical Group, Gaston Hospice, Courtland Terrace and CaroMont Specialty Surgery.

CaroMont Health has been recognized for its quality and overall performance by the following experts:

  • Truven Health Analytics, 100 Top Hospitals for four years
  • HealthGrades, Clinical Excellence Distinction for four years in a row – 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Leapfrog Group, “Grade A” for Patient Safety for two years in a row – 2012 and 2013

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 www.caromonthealth.org.

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