New Facility Will Offer Emergency Care to Gaston, Lincoln and
CaroMont Health celebrated the opening of CaroMont Regional Medical Center
– Mount Holly. The new, state-of-the-art emergency department is
the first of its kind for the health system, which has a main emergency
department on the campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC.
“Our goal is to make emergency care services more accessible to residents
in eastern Gaston, southern Lincoln and western Mecklenburg Counties,”
said Doug Luckett, President and Chief Executive Officer at CaroMont Health.
“This freestanding facility also supports our long-range vision
to expand emergency care services throughout our service area. Our investment
in this community is indicative of our commitment to the residents, leaders
and local economy in Mount Holly.”
Innovative Model of Care
Patients will encounter a new emergency care experience by following a
model of care that minimizes wait times. After check-in, patients will
immediately be taken back to one of six Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME)
rooms where they will be seen by a nurse or physician to be assessed and
triaged based on their condition. After initial assessment, patients will
be taken to one of 12 treatment rooms or the Results Lounge, a unique
space that allows some non-critical patients to wait for further treatment
or consultation in a separate area with comfortable amenities.
“We worked collaboratively with our architect to create an innovative
space where the focus on care delivery and patient flow is paramount,”
said Kathleen Besson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
at CaroMont Health. “The thought and purpose that went into the
design of the building balances form with function, and will offer our
patients a care experience they won’t find at other emergency departments.”
The 38,000 square foot facility also includes two resuscitation rooms,
a diagnostic imaging suite with CT, X-Ray and Ultrasound, and a laboratory.
Staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians from ApolloMD
and registered nurses, the facility meets the same Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements
as the main campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. The
space also includes original artwork from several local artists that are
reflective of the community and are meant to enhance the patient experience.
Located in a growing area and accessible by several main highways, the
facility expects to see an estimated 12,000 patient visits each year.
CaroMont Regional Medical Center – Mount Holly Overview
38,000-square feet of treatment and administrative space
6 Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) Rooms
10 Treatment Rooms
2 Resuscitation rooms
Results lounge (including two private consultation rooms)
Imaging Suite (CT Scan, X-ray & Ultrasound)
Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Registered Nurses (certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric
Advanced Life Support)