Rutherford Regional Health System
Whether for work or play, Rutherford County – halfway between Charlotte and Asheville, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains – offers a charming and scenic environment for all.
Founded in 1905, Rutherford Regional Health System is a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare and serves Rutherford County and the surrounding region. It provides a full array of inpatient and outpatient services at its 143-bed acute care facility and a number of physician practices. It is a four-time recipient of the Thompson Reuters Top 100 Performance Improvement Leader designation and has been recognized as one of America's Top 100 Community Hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review.
Established in 1787, Rutherfordton is the seat of Rutherford County and one of the oldest towns in western North Carolina. This Revolutionary War-era town has managed to keep its old-time charm while keeping step with the 21st century, from the cluster of antebellum homes in the historic district at the north end of town to the fiber optic hub on the south end. The town’s ridgetop elevations offer stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its location in the Isothermal Belt offers mild weather and outstanding beauty in four distinct seasons. Nearby Lake Lure and Chimney Rock are two of the most visited tourist destinations in North Carolina, and the county is located less than five hours from the Atlantic Ocean.
Rutherford County features a number of hiking, walking and cycling trails, as well as several scenic golf courses. The area boasts a number of bed and breakfast establishments and draws visitors from across the region for numerous outdoor festivals and cycling.