Wellness

Community Blood Center to open Belmont Office

Monday, May 5 Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas new Gaston County Donor Center in Belmont.

 

The location is 1212 Spruce Street in the CaroMont Health Building.  This is the CBCC’s first satellite office.

 

It will collect whole blood and platelets.

 

CBCC is a nonprofit organization which provides more than 90 percent of the blood used at 14 area hospitals including Gaston Memorial, Piedmont Medical Center and all of the Carolinas HealthCareand Presbyterian hospitals in the Charlotte metro area.

For more details, call 704-972-4700 or visit www.cbcc.us.


 

 

Parking fees not as big a windfall as Gaston commissioners thought

Are we surprised by this?

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It’s ok to be optimistic — keep spinning away. We are all for user fees, parking at a distance lot helps the Gaston Healthcare Commission and contributes to a healthier community.

Maybe the rate is too low?

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CaroMont, YMCA partner for healthier community

Here is a good community investment:

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CaroMont Healthcare, the for-profit management group which owns Gaston Memorial Hospital, and the Gaston County Family YMCA have partnered to offer wellness program opportunities to the communities.

Each of the YMCA branches will be hosts to a Nurse Practioner to provide health screenings, classes, and other programs as part of the overall Activate America program.

The YMCA  and CaroMont are two of the partners in the Gaston Community Health Care Commission and the Get Fit! Gaston program.

This is a good use of community reinvestment dollars and brings together two leading providers of critical need services to Gaston County.