CaroMont Health has announced plans to invest more than $300 million in capital projects and facility improvements in Gaston County over the next five years. One of the most significant projects is the construction of a second hospital in Belmont, which will be located on Belmont Abbey Monastery land, adjoining the main campus of Belmont Abbey College.
While services are still being planned for CaroMont Regional Medical Center-Belmont, the facility is expected to offer an emergency department, inpatient units for patients requiring admission or observation, a labor and delivery unit, and a full complement of diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging. Pending CON approval, the hospital could open as early as 2023.
“Belmont Abbey College exemplifies the true spirit of our community – one of progress, integrity, excellence and virtue – and shares many of our core values,” said Peek. “Much like healthcare, education has the unique ability to enrich and support not only the recipient, but also all who surround them. A highly regarded institution like Belmont Abbey, focused on the advancement of others, strengthens our community. We are proud to be part of such a historic moment.”
CaroMont Health has selected a site near the crossing of Highway 273 and Interstate 85 to build the new hospital. Owned by Belmont Abbey, adjacent to our campus. The health system will enter into a long-term agreement to lease the land and support Belmont Abbey College’s future plans to establish health sciences programs. Specifically, CaroMont Health plans to support Belmont Abbey’s health sciences programs through clinical rotation opportunities.