CaroMont Regional Medical Center began as a direct offshoot of the old
City Hospital, which opened with nine beds in November 1908. At the close
of World War II, after a successful fundraiser and with public support,
the City Hospital was purchased and enlarged to meet the needs of the
In 1946, the hospital's name was changed to Gaston Memorial Hospital.
In 1947, Gaston Memorial Hospital established a school of nursing, from
which 307 students graduated before the schools closure in 1973. With
increased need for more space, hospital beds and facilities, the hospital
relocated to its current site that same year.
In 1984, the hospital began a reorganization process. The reorganization
was completed in 1987, and in 1989 a radiation oncology center was opened,
providing advanced radiation therapy to cancer patients. A few years later,
a four-level addition to the hospital was completed. In 1993, Gaston Memorial
became one of only seven hospitals in North Carolina to earn a Community
Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program designation from the American College
of Surgeons. In 2004, the hospital completed another major expansion,
adding a 52-bed world-class birthing center featuring a level III NICU,
a three level patient and visitor parking deck and an education suite
with meeting and classrooms. In 2015, CaroMont Regional Medical Center
in Mount Holly opened to meet the emergency medicine needs of residents
in eastern Gaston, southern Lincoln and western Mecklenburg counties.
CaroMont Health continues to expand to meet the growing needs of our communities.
In 2019, we announced plans to invest more than $300 million in capital
projects over the next five years. These critical projects are a reflection
of our unwavering commitment to the thousands of patients who trust us
with their care. Projects include the addition of a critical care tower
on the main campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, the
construction and renovation of several medical office buildings and the
construction of a second hospital in Belmont, CaroMont Regional Medical
The healthcare system, known as CaroMont Health, includes five affiliate
companies including a network of more than 50 primary and specialty physician
offices. The present vision of CaroMont Health is to be the community's
most trusted healthcare partner. This vision speaks to CaroMont Health's
desire to play a fundamental role in the lives of each person and the
community we serve.