U.S. News & World Report Recognizes CaroMont Health for High-Performing
Gastonia, NC – July 21, 2011- CaroMont Health has once again been
recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top providers
of health care in the Charlotte area.
CaroMont’s CaroMont Regional Medical Center was ranked among U.S.
News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals. The latest rankings
showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 nationwide. Each is rated among
the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or
ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.
CaroMont Regional Medical Center was rated as high-performing in three
specialties: Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Pulmonology.
“At CaroMont Health, we are focused on delivering exceptional health
care, promoting individual wellness and creating vibrant communities,”
said acting CEO Doug Luckett. “Having US News & World Report
rank CaroMont Regional Medical Center as a top hospital in three specialty
areas is evidence that we are succeeding in our mission and vision.”
Metro area rankings were published for the first time by U.S. News earlier
this year and have been updated to coincide with the national rankings,
which have been published annually by U.S. News for the past 22 years.
The rankings were publicly released today and will also be featured in
the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale Aug. 30.
The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have
at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well
enough to be ranked.
“These hospitals are fully capable of giving most patients first-rate
care, even if they have serious conditions or need demanding procedures,”
said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Hospitals
like these are ones you or those close to you should consider when the
stakes are high.”
CaroMont Quality Awards
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
CIGNA highest quality rating for Patient Outcomes in Angioplasty, Cardiac
Catheterization, Colon Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Craniotomy-Adult,
Disc Surgery, Heart Attack, and Spinal Fusion
Top Performer status (3rd highest score among all participating U.S hospitals,
and highest score of any NC hospital) in the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services (CMS) and Premier Healthcare Hospital Quality Incentive
Aetna – Recognized Institute of Quality Cardiac Care
Advanced Certification in Stroke Care from the Joint Commission
Advanced Certification in Diabetes Care from the Joint Commission
Hospital Value Index: Top 100 Best in Value Hospital
American Heart Association Heart Failure Gold Plus Performance Achievement Awards.
Certification in Hip and Knee Surgery from the Joint Commission
Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award from College of Surgeons
ACS MIDAS+ Platinum Quality Award Winner for Excellence in Clinical Performance
HealthGrades – 7 five-star designations in Back and Neck Surgery
(spinal fusion), Heart Valve Replacement Surgery, Sepsis Care, Respiratory
Failure Care, Pulmonary Care and Gastrointestinal Procedures & Surgeries.
This includes an award for excellence in care of the Back and Neck Surgery
Cleverley + Associates Five-Star Honor for high community value
Among only 6 percent
of national hospitals to achieve Magnet recognition status for nursing
excellence from the American Nurses Association
Rated as a top hospital in the Charlotte metropolitan area by U.S. News
& World Report
2010 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals award winner
2011 Becker’s Hospital Review: 65 Great Community Hospitals