This week, CaroMont Well being marked the start of building of a brand new
hospital and medical campus in Belmont. A part of CaroMont Well being’s
dedication to speculate greater than $300 million in new and expanded amenities
in and round Gaston County over the subsequent three years, CaroMont Regional
Medical Heart-Belmont is scheduled to open in mid-2023.
“We’re constructing greater than a hospital, greater than a medical campus,
we’re constructing the longer term,” stated Chris Peek, President and CEO
of CaroMont Well being. “In three brief years, this would be the web site
of a lot hope and promise – the place new life is welcomed, the place
sufferers heal and the place the subsequent technology of healthcare professionals
discover their goal.”
Situated off Interstate 85 in Gaston County, the 28-acre medical campus
will embrace a 66-bed hospital (54-acute care beds and 12 statement
beds), 16-room emergency division, labor and supply unit, working
rooms and surgical capabilities, and sturdy diagnostic testing and imaging
companies. Additionally deliberate is a medical workplace constructing and parking deck.
Early estimates counsel the hospital alone may create as many as 150
new jobs within the area and see as many as 16,000 sufferers within the first yr.
Rendering of CaroMont Regional Medical Heart-Belmont
“With the perception and steerage of medical and medical management,
CaroMont Regional Medical Heart-Belmont has been designed with an intense
give attention to the affected person, each their care and their expertise,” stated
Richard Blackburn, Vice President of Services and Help Companies.
“This medical campus, and the hospital that can anchor it, will
prolong our medical community to raised serve communities within the japanese
a part of Gaston County and proceed to supply distinctive medical care
to the area.”
In September 2020, CaroMont Well being and Belmont Abbey School entered into
a long-term partnership to permit CaroMont Well being to construct the brand new hospital
and medical campus on land owned by the faculty and monastic neighborhood
for the reason that late 1800s. The proximity of CaroMont Regional Medical Heart-Belmont
to the faculty campus will supply academic alternatives for college kids
in Belmont Abbey School’s well being science applications.
“Belmont Abbey School exemplifies the true spirit of our neighborhood
– considered one of progress, integrity, excellence and advantage – and
shares lots of our core values,” stated Peek. “Very like healthcare,
training has the distinctive capacity to counterpoint and help not solely the recipient,
however all who encompass them. A extremely regarded establishment like Belmont
Abbey, targeted on the development of others, strengthens our neighborhood.
We’re proud to be a part of such a historic second.”
Dr. Invoice Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey School, echoed reward
for the partnership.
“Bringing collectively two exceptional and storied establishments, the partnership
between CaroMont Well being, a number one healthcare supplier, and Belmont Abbey
School, a number one establishment of upper training, is a recreation changer
for the area and past. We’re excited concerning the alternative to collaborate
with CaroMont Well being to supply the best ranges of medical care and
tutorial excellence,” stated Dr. Thierfelder.
In Might 2019, CaroMont Well being introduced plans to construct the Belmont hospital,
increase crucial care companies with building of a four-floor tower
on the principal hospital in Gastonia, and full a number of renovation and
growth initiatives in its medical group. The greater than $300 million dedication
was the most important within the historical past of Gaston County. All initiatives are aimed
at increasing CaroMont Well being’s medical community to arrange for anticipated
inhabitants development throughout the area.
“CaroMont Regional Medical Heart-Belmont shall be residence to medical
excellence, however extra importantly, it would assist change and save lives in
our neighborhood for years to return,” stated Peek.
CaroMont Well being Board of Administrators break floor on CaroMont Regional Medical