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 services
in and round Gaston County over the following 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 website
of a lot hope and promise – the place new life is welcomed, the place
sufferers heal and the place the following era of healthcare professionals
discover their function.”
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 strong diagnostic testing and imaging
providers. Additionally deliberate is a medical workplace constructing and parking deck.
Early estimates counsel the hospital alone might 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
deal with the affected person, each their care and their expertise,” stated
Richard Blackburn, Vice President of Services and Help Providers.
“This medical campus, and the hospital that can anchor it, will
lengthen our medical community to higher serve communities within the jap
a part of Gaston County and proceed to supply distinctive medical care
to the area.”
In September 2020, CaroMont Well being and Belmont Abbey Faculty 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 Faculty’s well being science packages.
“Belmont Abbey Faculty exemplifies the true spirit of our neighborhood
– one among progress, integrity, excellence and advantage – and
shares a lot of our core values,” stated Peek. “Very like healthcare,
schooling has the distinctive skill to complement and assist not solely the recipient,
however all who encompass them. A extremely regarded establishment like Belmont
Abbey, centered 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 Faculty, echoed reward
for the partnership.
“Bringing collectively two outstanding and storied establishments, the partnership
between CaroMont Well being, a number one healthcare supplier, and Belmont Abbey
Faculty, a number one establishment of upper schooling, is a recreation changer
for the area and past. We’re excited in regards to the alternative to collaborate
with CaroMont Well being to supply the best ranges of medical care and
educational excellence,” stated Dr. Thierfelder.
In Might 2019, CaroMont Well being introduced plans to construct the Belmont hospital,
develop crucial care providers with building of a four-floor tower
on the essential hospital in Gastonia, and full a number of renovation and
enlargement tasks in its medical group. The greater than $300 million dedication
was the biggest within the historical past of Gaston County. All tasks are aimed
at increasing CaroMont Well being’s medical community to arrange for anticipated
inhabitants development throughout the area.
“CaroMont Regional Medical Heart-Belmont might be dwelling to medical
excellence, however extra importantly, it is going to assist change and save lives in
our neighborhood for years to come back,” stated Peek.
CaroMont Well being Board of Administrators break floor on CaroMont Regional Medical