CaroMont Medical Group Partners with Cogent HMG to Launch Comprehensive Hospitalist Program at Gaston Memorial Hospital

Cogent HMGMarissa Chachra, 615-254-0575orCaroMont HealthPenny Cowden, 704-834-2088

, a national leader in the field of hospital medicine, will launch a new partnership to enhance and expand the existing hospitalist program at , a 435-bed acute-care center in Gastonia, N.C., officials announced today. The hospital is the anchor facility for .

The program, which is set to launch on November 1, is being designed to build on Gaston Memorial Hospital’s nationally renowned track record of providing advanced and comprehensive patient care. It will include more than 20 physicians and four mid-level providers, along with Cogent HMG’s signature System of Care™ technology and operational infrastructure, data-driven processes, rigorous ongoing training and experienced leadership.

“We’re committed to continuously increasing the quality of care we provide our patients in the Gaston County region,” said Dr. Jerry Levine, Chief Medical Officer for CaroMont Health. “Cogent HMG has an excellent reputation for improving quality and lowering cost through its hospitalist services at hospitals across the country. We believe they will be a terrific partner because they are well-suited to help us build on our own accomplishments in containing costs for our patients while providing award-winning, nationally-rated care.”

Gaston Memorial Hospital has been serving the Gastonia area since 1946. It is the anchor facility of CaroMont Health, a health care system with seven affiliate companies including a network of over 40 primary and specialty physician offices. CaroMont Medical Group’s national reputation for outstanding medical care includes recognition from as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for three years in a row, and from as the top hospital in the nation for excellence in overall medical care.

“Cogent HMG is honored to be selected as the hospital medicine partner for Gaston Memorial Hospital,” said , CEO of Cogent HMG. “It is our goal that this partnership with both Gaston Memorial and CaroMont Medical Group will help strengthen and continue the facility’s renowned excellence in patient care.”

Based in Gastonia, N.C., CaroMont Health is a nationally recognized leader in promoting individual health and vibrant communities. CaroMont Health strives to exceed the highest standards in medicine through innovative breakthroughs and extraordinary care. CaroMont Health’s superb reputation is backed by numerous awards, such as the Midas National Platinum Award for Excellence in Quality Outcomes and selection as one of Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Hospitals. The system has achieved HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence status for three consecutive years, and its Cancer Center earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission. For more information, visit .

Cogent HMG is the nation’s largest private hospitalist company, partnering with more than 100 hospitals across the country to build and manage high-performing hospitalist programs. Through our management and consulting services, Cogent HMG focuses on relentlessly improving efficiency and quality of inpatient care, by supporting hospitalists with technology and operational infrastructure, a coordinated clinical care team, data-driven processes, rigorous ongoing training and experienced leadership. Founded by physicians who were pioneers of the hospital medicine industry, the company is dedicated to the advancement of the field by setting best practices and through its established national mentoring program, Cogent HMG Academy™. For more information, visit .