Harris Regional Hospital
Welcome to Sylva, a community nestled amid mountain trails and waterfalls, and home to a Main Street district dotted with hometown shops and restaurants.
Established in 1925, Harris Regional Hospital is a Duke LifePoint Healthcare hospital serving the western North Carolina counties of Jackson, Swain, Graham and Macon, as well as parts of north Georgia. It provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services at its 86-bed acute and specialty care facility, an outpatient facility in Franklin and various physician practices. The hospital is affiliated with various organizations through clinical and community partnerships that benefit the health of the region.
Located 50 minutes west of Asheville, Sylva is the county seat of Jackson County. It is nestled among the Great Smoky Mountains and is home to both Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College, as well as a quaint and thriving downtown. The area is known for its wide array of readily accessible outdoor activities. The Tuckasegee River offers whitewater rafting for beginners and families, and is considered one of western North Carolina’s best trout streams. Hiking and biking opportunities can be found throughout the region, as can a number of updated recreational parks and venues for physical activities and sports.
The Sylva area is 50 miles from Asheville and Gatlinburg, 110 miles from Knoxville, Tennessee and 150 miles from Atlanta. It is also convenient to upstate South Carolina and less than three hours from North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte.