Haywood Regional Medical Center
Nestled between the Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Pisgah National Forest, Haywood County is home to a unique array of world-class cuisine, fine shopping and a wealth of cultural opportunities.
A Duke LifePoint Healthcare hospital, Haywood Regional Medical Center serves Haywood County and the surrounding area with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services at its 169-bed acute care facility; a three-story, 44,000-square-foot outpatient center; two urgent care centers; a six-bed inpatient hospice facility; and 11 multi-specialty physician clinics providing a full spectrum of care. The system also includes a 54,000-square-foot health & fitness center with a wide array of amenities, including saunas, steam rooms, personal training and massage therapy.
Haywood County residents are enthusiastic about the quality of life available in their community. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Haywood County is the third largest county in western North Carolina and home to 14 peaks with elevations of at least 6,000 feet (more than any other area east of the Mississippi). The county experiences very mild summers and, thanks to the southern latitude, mild winters. Just 25 miles from Asheville, the area is one of the Southeast’s top cultural destinations. Nearby Waynesville, just seven miles southwest of Haywood Regional Medical Center, is a vibrant, friendly, small town with magnificent mountain views, fine shops, galleries, restaurants, historic buildings and microbrew pubs. The town has garnered several honors, including being voted as a “Low-Cost Eden,” “Best Undiscovered Town,” “Best Small Town,” and “Best Mountain Town” in a past edition of America’s 100 Best Places to Retire by Where to Retire magazine.
Each year, millions of visitors are drawn to the area’s breathtaking mountain vistas and vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities, including world-class mountain and road biking, downhill skiing, backpacking, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, camping, fishing and hunting. Golfers can indulge at six well-groomed golf courses, including the Bob Cupp-designed course at Laurel Ridge Country Club. The county also hosts nine fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, farmers markets, 46 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Mountains to Sea Trail and a 200 acre lake with walking trails.