CaroMont Regional Named Top Five in State
The annual hospitals report from Business North Carolina dives into the data to determine which medical centers are most successful at their fundamental goal: providing quality care for patients. The result is Business North Carolina’s 2019 Best Hospitals list.
The list is calculated by the hospitals’ performance in 25 metrics, including information provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We examine patient-satisfaction surveys, rates of commonly acquired hospital infections, and readmission and death rates for common procedures. Also considered are safety report cards from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, and ratings from insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield and U.S. News & World Report. We rank the state’s adult, acute-care medical centers with at least 50 beds, excluding specialty and psychiatric hospitals.
While the top two performers on this year’s list employ a combined 18,000 people and include about 1,500 beds, the list shows that being part of a large, multihospital system isn’t a requirement to perform at a high level. In four of the last five years, CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern has landed in the top five, while CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia has appeared three times.