Frye Regional Medical Center

For over a century, Frye Regional Medical Center has provided sophisticated medical services to the residents of Hickory and central western North Carolina. Frye has evolved into the area’s largest healthcare center, offering specialized care for complex needs. From some of the latest in minimally invasive heart surgery to laser-guided cancer treatment, Frye provides advanced diagnostics, medicine and surgery through a convenient network of hospital campuses and outpatient locations.

FRMC is truly a regional health center, operating preventive medicine, general medicine, and specialty services from Boone to Lincolnton. With over 1,500 employed professionals, over $36 million given in charity care and discounts to the uninsured, and nearly $3 million paid in local taxes each year, FRMC actively supports the local community.

FRMC’s commitment to quality care for all people shows in its many national quality distinctions, including: three-time Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Inpatient Experience from J.D. Power and Associates, Gold Performance Achievement Award in Cardiac Care and Silver Quality Achievement in Stroke Care from the American Heart Association, designation as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Quality and Efficiency, and most recently, the Women’s Choice Award for Excellence in Orthopedics.

The main campus at Frye includes a comprehensive heart center, accredited cancer center and bariatric surgery program, orthopedics, a designated spine unit, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, neurosciences, behavioral health services, and a women’s center with level II nursery and pediatrics.

Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area, including: FryeCare Outpatient Imaging Center with diagnostic imaging, Cardiac rehabilitation, sports and industrial rehabilitation, Tate Surgery Center, an urgent care facility, Unifour Pain Treatment Center, The Frye Wellness and Education Center housing perinatal education and community wellness classes, an accredited Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, Outpatient Infusion Care, and Vein and Wound Center

For employers, Frye provides industrial health services through Hart Industrial Clinic.

Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit For a physician referral call 828-315-3391.