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CaroMont Health To Reschedule Non-Essential Procedures, Surgeries and Appointments

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 providers.

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 needs.”

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.