6 Things You Don’t Know about CaroMont Health
Think about your neighbors. You know what car they drive. You notice how
frequently (or infrequently!) they cut their grass. You exchange friendly
waves now and then. But unless you’ve spent time getting to know
your neighbors, you’re missing the full picture.
And while CaroMont Health has been a neighbor to the Gaston area community
for seventy years, chances are you might not know much about us, either.
Perhaps you’ve only encountered us in a crisis, like a trip to the
ER. Or maybe you’ve had a long relationship with one of our primary
care doctors—but you had no clue that our system’s capabilities
extend far beyond sniffles and sore throats. So as we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we’d like to share seven things you might not know
about CaroMont Health—your neighbor.
- We were founded by citizens, not a corporation.
In 1946, when City Hospital was overflowing with WWII veterans, a group
of concerned Gaston Couny citizens came together to make a change. They
believed our community needed a high-quality, well-equipped hospital so
they pledged a day’s wages to purchase the hospital, setting CaroMont
Health on the path to independence. Since then, we’ve remained an
independent health system, which means that the needs of our neighbors andthis community guide our every decision.
- Our hospital has the largest single-room maternity care unit in the nation.
We opened the doors to our beautiful Birthplace in 2004. Since then, thousands
of babies have been born and new families begun—all in our spacious,
private suites which allow most women to labor and deliver in the same
room without transferring. It has been called one of the region’s
most remarkable birth centers, and it’s backed by our family-centered
philosophy, the latest birthing technology, supportive family education
and a level III NICU.
- We built an innovative Emergency Department in response to community need.
For several years, CaroMont Regional Medical Center has been one of the
busiest EDs in the state. In 2015, we opened a new, additional free-standing
emergency department in Mount Holly to address our region’s growing
need for emergency services. This modern, spacious facility also pioneered
a new “rapid evaluation” model of care designed to minimize
wait times and make our patients more comfortable. It’s one example
of our commitment to constant innovation.
- We are the only health system in the area to offer True Beam cancer therapy.
CaroMont Cancer Center has received numerous awards over the years, including
being listed in the nation’s top 2% of cancer programs, but our
emphasis on technology and advanced treatments sets us apart. As the only
health system in the region with True Beam technology, we are able to
offer our cancer patients progressive, minimally-invasive radiation therapy
that helps decrease the amount and length of cancer treatments.
- We have more than 450 medical staff to serve you.
Whether life hands you high blood pressure or a heart attack, a bum knee
or a new baby, our health system is staffed with a range of advanced,
dedicated healthcare providers across a range of services and expertise.
With the hospital as a hub and 43 primary care and specialty practices
conveniently located across the area, we’re equipped to deliver
the healthcare you need, when and where you need it.
6. We were the first in the region with ABUS screening technology.
Did you know that 40 percent of women over 40 have dense breast tissue?
This kind of tissue may make it harder for typical mammograms to detect
cancer or other abnormalities. The Automated Breast Ultrasound, or ABUS,
is designed to screen all kinds of tissue so every woman has a chance
at early detection. Because we are passionate about preventive healthcare
and regular screenings, CaroMont Health was the first health system in
our area to provide this technology.
We are proud to celebrate seventy years of care for our community and want
to thank you for sharing the journey with us. Visit caromonthealth.org/70years
to learn more.