Carolinas president and CEO Joseph Piemont said he has great respect for Gaston Memorial and its management.
If CaroMont decided to explore partnerships, Piemont
said he'd hope Carolinas
would be part of that process.
"We would be very pleased to be a part of that process.We think a lot of the management over there," Piemont
said."In this environment, everybody is looking at it.It's the nature of industry."Piemont and Novant spokeswoman Marcia Meredith said Gaston Memorial would be an asset to their organization.
...When Carolinas acquired NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, Piemont said there were fears of job loss and of health services being relocated to other affiliated hospitals, but the exact opposite has taken place.
CMC-NorthEast has created more jobs and expanded services, he
"We're about enhancing access and delivering care as close to home as possible," Piemont
Medical Center in Charlotte already serves severe trauma patients from all over the area.And Piemont
was involved in creation of an open-heart surgical program at Gaston Memorial