Maria Parham Health
In Henderson, residents enjoy the best of both worlds: the quiet and calm living a small town brings and easy access to world-class amenities and academic institutions just a few miles south.
Maria Parham Health was the first hospital to become part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare and serves the people of north central North Carolina and southside Virginia with a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services at its 102-bed acute care facility, a freestanding emergency room and various physician practices. It is home to the region’s largest and most comprehensive emergency department, as well as the leading marternity center in a four-county area and the area’s largest and most advanced intensive care and progressive care services. The hospital’s medical and radiation oncology programs – affiliated with Duke University Health System – are recognized for their cutting edge technology and superior clinicians.
Henderson is the seat of Vance County and is located in north central North Carolina on the Virginia border, less than an hour’s drive from Research Triangle Park, one of the largest research complexes in the United States. The community offers a small-town feel but is less than an hour’s drive from the larger metropolitan areas of Durham and Raleigh. Residents enjoy a mild climate and superior local amenities including a wide variety of affordable and attractive housing; two country clubs; a revitalized downtown shopping and business district, designated as a National Register Historic District; more than 60 active civic clubs and community organizations; and Vance-Granville Community College.
A vast array of recreational pursuits are available, including Kerr Lake. One of the largest lakes in the Southeast, it boasts more than 850 miles of shoreline, with everything from wooded shores and secluded coves to tranquil picnic areas and easy access to water sports like boating, fishing, skiing, sailing and wind surfing.