CaroMont Health ranked at top for care quality by CareChex

GASTONIA – CaroMont Health is ranked No. 1 in the nation for overall medical care in the 2012 CareChex America’s Top Quality Hospitals rankings, according to a CaroMont news release.

“The CaroMont Health vision states that we are a nationally recognized leader and valued partner in promoting individual health and vibrant communities,” said acting Chief Executive Officer Doug Luckett in a news release. “This kind of top-level national recognition shows that we walk the walk when it comes to quality care.”

CareChex is a medical quality rating service of The Delta Group – the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information service company. CareChex provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care and also provide a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality, such as process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

The ranking comes on the heels of several other accolades for the company. In September, it was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. This summer, CaroMont’s Gaston Memorial Hospital was ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals.

“We are very proud of the fact that the national medical community is taking notice of the quality care that patients can receive in Gastonia,” Luckett said. “We believe that good health is a key component to quality of life. We are proud to be contributing to the great quality of life in our community, and we are happy to be spreading that message across the nation.”

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