Frye Regional Medical Center
Welcome to Hickory, a city whose residents are known for craftsmanship, attention to detail and knowledge of natural resources.
A part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Frye Regional Medical Center has provided for the health and medical needs of the residents of the Catawba Valley region since 1911 and serves a population of nearly 500,000. Frye Regional Medical Center includes a 355-bed acute care hospital, which is home to the Frye Regional Heart Center, Brain Center, Cancer Center, Lung Center, Orthopedics, General and Vascular Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss, and Women's Center with a Level III NICU. The hospital also features a 32-bed Emergency Department, 29-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, 15-bed Surgical Suite and Inpatient/Outpatient Imaging. Frye Regional's South Campus is home to an 81-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital. The health system also offers regional access to more than 60 primary care and specialty providers.
An “All- America City” and recognized as a “Most Livable Place to Live,” the Hickory area is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and boasts a long history of craftsmanship, being renowned as one of the top producing furniture communities in the nation. The region is dotted with quaint downtowns that boast shopping, dining and recreation options, as well as a growing number of vineyards. Schools are well regarded and educational opportunities include Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, with Appalachian State University and Wake Forest University nearby. The local arts scene is supported by organizations like the Hickory Museum of Art, the Western Piedmont Symphony and the Hickory Choral Society, and millions are being invested to create greenspaces – including a Riverwalk – for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.
This vibrant region near the mountains offers close proximity to a number of cities in North Carolina, and a wealth of recreational opportunities. The temperate climate makes outdoor recreational destinations like Lake Hickory and the Blue Ridge Mountains a joy. The Hickory Crawdads, a Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, is a popular way to enjoy the nation’s favorite pastime. And Hickory is also home to the Hickory Motor Speedway, nationally known as the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars.