GASTONIA, NC – CaroMont Health is coordinating with health systems
across the state to prepare for and respond to the possibility of increasing
cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Following the guidelines from the U.S. Surgeon General and the American
College of Surgeons, CaroMont Health will begin the process of rescheduling
non-essential surgeries, procedures and appointments, effective Thursday,
March 19. All essential treatments and emergency services will continue
without interruption. Rescheduling these procedures and appointments will
minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 among patients, visitors and healthcare
Patients who fall into this category will be notified by their healthcare
provider and will receive further instructions. If patients have specific
questions, they should reach out to their healthcare provider to understand
how this decision will impact their procedure or appointment.
“Protecting the health and safety of our patients, employees and
medical staff is our highest priority,” said Chris Peek, President
and Chief Executive Officer for CaroMont Health. “These measures
will ensure we conserve critical resources, minimize the risk of exposure
to others and focus on patients with critical and time-sensitive health
If individuals have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
and have been exposed to a person with a suspected or confirmed case of
the virus, they are encouraged to call their healthcare provider before
going to an office or clinic. Calling ahead will allow providers to offer
instructions and guidance for individuals to receive care and minimize
exposure of others.