Owner: CaroMont Health
Location: Gastonia, North Carolina
Size: 43,830 sq ft
Architect: Stevens & Wilkinson
Description: The 44,000-square-foot facility was designed using an innovative “no wait” model for patient care delivery. Upon entering, patients are immediately taken back for triage and initial assessment into one of the six, Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) rooms where they are seen by a physician/nurse team. The Emergency Care Center has 12 exam rooms and two resuscitation/trauma rooms. Also included is a diagnostic imaging suite (CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound) and laboratory. Support services, mechanical and electrical rooms, and staff entry are located on the lower level.
The building is designed to harmonize with the architectural character of Mt. Holly, and is reminiscent of the historical mill buildings of the area, utilizing brick, metal and glass on the exterior.