GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Gaston Memorial Hospital is a 442-bed
hospital with all private rooms. It serves residents of Gaston County
and surrounding areas.
GMH’s parent company, CaroMont
Health, employs more than 2,600 people, making it one of the county’s
largest employers. More than 250 doctors representing more than 30
medical specialties are members of Gaston Memorial’s medical staff.
More than 100,000 patients are served each year.
For more information, call (704)
834-2226, or visit on the Web at www.gastonhealthcare.org.
GASTON HEART CENTER
Open-heart surgery is the newest cardiac
procedure being offered at Gaston Memorial. Combined with other heart
services including cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation, a
pacemaker clinic, a monthly cardiac support group and many cardiac
diagnostic services, The Gaston Heart Center, Carolinas Heart
Institute Gastonia, is a comprehensive cardiac care program.
Cardiologists from the Sanger Clinic,
Mid Carolina Cardiology and Gaston Internal Medicine work with a
special team of radiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, techs and
other patient care staff to offer the best care to our heart patients.
The 12-bed Cardiovascular Surgery Unit
prepares patients for surgery and cares for them as they recuperate. A
Coronary Care intensive care unit for seriously ill patients and its
step-down sister unit, Progressive Coronary Care, for patients with
less serious heart conditions, have state-of-the-art equipment and
Special clinical paths administered by
health care professionals help patients with heart attacks, congestive
heart failure or angine recover and return home quickly.
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CARE CENTERThe
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Gaston Memorial provides physical,
psychosocial and educational services to cancer patients and their
The center’s 31-bed oncology unit
offers advanced proven cancer treatments, including an outpatient
chemotherapy program. Nurses give patients instructions to make
treatments as comfortable as possible. A family room is available for
family members to relax and even spend the night. Patients and
families also may attend a variety of support groups.
The Pain Center helps patients who are
diagnosed with cancer pinpoint and describe their pain symptoms.
Medical and radiation oncologists, an anesthesiologist, a
psychologist, a nurse clinician and a pharmacist will review the case
and make recommendations for treating pain.
The center’s Radiation Oncology
Center provides high-tech cancer treatment with two linear
accelerators which deliver radiation to the desired area with no
effect on surrounding healthy cells. The cancer center also offers a
Tumor Registry, which tracks statistics on cancer patients and
provides lifetime follow-up on each patient.
A comprehensive support program, POWER,
offers exercise, information, a support group and education for people
in all stages of treatment.
ORTHOPEDIC SERVICESGaston Memorial offers advanced care for the
orthopedic patient including a Total Joint Replacement program
designed to help patients return home and recover faster.
Orthopedic physicians work with nurses,
physical therapists and technicians who help patients through surgery,
recovery and rehabilitation. The 48-bed unit provides extensive
education on recuperation at home following hospitalization.
GENERAL SURGERYMore than 6,000 surgical procedures are performed
each year in eight operating rooms and two cystoscopy rooms in a
high-technology setting. Surgeons use three different lasers in a
minimally invasive program, which includes gall bladder removal,
appendectomies, kidney stone elimination, hernia repair and some
Only small incisions are required for
many of these procedures, which reduce post-operative pain and length
of hospital stay. Other advanced procedures available include sinus
endoscopy, arthroscopic surgery and podiatry. The department provides
comprehensive anesthesia services with an active pain control program
featuring patient-controlled analgesia.
Services are provided by more than 50
doctors with support from certified nurses and surgical technologists.
Gaston Memorial Hospital has 24 birthing
suites where each mother remains in one room for the entire process of
labor, birth, recovery and postpartum care. Babies may stay in the
room or in the nursery.
The unit maintains an educational
program for parents and families covering topics including birthing
techniques, early pregnancy and a sibling class for expectant brothers
When patients enter the unit, they use
the Stork Express elevator, which brings them directly into the
third-floor unit. Rooms are decorated to create a home-like atmosphere
and include a VCR and whirlpool tub.
OTHER AREAS OF CAREnclude WorkMed,
occupational health services, pediatrics, intensive care units,
pulmonary care, a pain center, psychiatric services, physical and
occupational therapy and sports medicine. The hospital is equipped
with the latest sophisticated technology, including four critical-care
units, two high-tech CT scanners, MRI and mobile lithotripsy.
Phone: (704) 671-7804
Gaston Memorial Hospital is one of nine subsidiaries under the Gaston
Health Care umbrella.
The others are:
The Diagnostic Center
Two First Health Care Centers —
one in Belmont and the other in West Gastonia
Gaston Memorial Hospital Home
Gaston Ambulatory Surgery
Courtland Terrace Nursing Center
Gaston Health Resources — a group
of physician practices
Hospice of Gaston County.
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