BELMONT – Serving thousands of patients dealing with life-altering injuries and disease in the last 11 years, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mount Holly has been honored for its community work.
The Atrium Health facility has been named Business of the Year by the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce, which presents the annual award to a business member that has exhibited an extraordinary degree of service to the chamber and/or to the community.
The facility has supported community programs such as Mount Holly Springfest, Belmont Juneteenth Celebration, Cramerton Veterans Memorial, Cancer Services of Gaston County and more.
In addition to serving patients, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mount Holly is a teaching hospital, training the next generation of physicians, therapists and nurses in the east Gaston area.
The hospital, and its parent organization Atrium Health, employ a workforce of almost 2,100 living in Gaston County. Of these, more than 600 are nurses, 39 are physicians and 62 are advanced-care practitioners.
Last year’s Business of the Year was Belmont’s Holy Angels organization.
John Roberts, the hospital’s first administrator, was selected to serve on the chamber board of directors in 2007. Since that time, executives representing the hospital have continuously served on the board to help promote business development and economic growth in the greater Gaston County region.
Hospital Vice President Peter Cassidy was on the chamber board from 2011-13. He and Director of Community Engagement and Corporate Responsibility Emily Wilson are the primary advocates for bringing Atrium Health support to the community. Cassidy will accept the award at the chamber’s 59th Annual Celebration on Feb. 5 in Mount Holly.
Other award-winners are the Greater Gaston Development Corporation (Epic Award); and Don Doctor, Cramer Mountain Club (Harley B. Gaston Jr. Public Service Award).