Words cannot express how important it is to receive high quality medical care within the ‘Golden Hour’. This is the first sixty minutes following a distressing and perhaps life-threatening experience. Receiving quality medical care during this time could mean the difference between life and death or permanent damage.
Caldwell County Medical Center less than 20 minutes from The Coves Mountain River Club, works hard to never compromise one’s health and has a track record to prove it. The mission has remained the same since it opened in 1951. For example, it’s one of the first 25 hospitals in North Carolina to be approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for carotid artery stenting. The 110 bed facility has an active staff of 200 members with an array of specialities.
Residents of the NC mountain communities in the foothills, in the towns of Lenoir, Hickory and Morganton, never have to worry about receiving quality and timely health care. The foothills region is the breathtaking mountain district below the High Country and boosts some of the best retirement places in North Carolina because of the high quality medical care, mild four season Lenoir weather (minimal snow) and low cost of living. The foothills are where an outdoor lifestyle is an every day way of life. Folks here enjoy America’s heritage and rich history as well as the scenic mountain atmosphere that surrounds us.
The foothills region has a plethora of quality medical care providers all around us. Here’s a brief overview of the quality medical care found in the foothills of North Carolina:
Caldwell Memorial Hospital – 321 Mulberry Street, Lenoir, NC
Specialties: Vascular care, cardiology, orthopedics
Size: 110 beds
Awards: 2013 Top Performer
Part of the UNC Health Care System, the state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory and staffing is one of the hospital’s most recent enhancements. Caldwell Memorial Hospital is also known for its progress spine center program.
Grace Hospital – 2201 S Sterling Street, Morganton, NC
Specialties: Oncology, Urology, Pathology, Surgical Services, and Family Medicine
Size: 269 beds
This full service hospital provides emergency medical care, diagnostics and has a long list of medical specialties.
Frye Regional Medical Center – 420 N Center Street, Hickory, NC
Specialties: Cancer treatment, heart and vascular services, emergency services, advanced orthopedics, neurosciences, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
Size: 355 beds
Frye Regional Center is the only hospital within 48 miles of Hickory to offer 24/7 interventional cardiologist and open-heart surgery. It is also an American Heart Association Mission Lifeline STEMI Receiving Facility.
Mission Hospital – 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC
Specialties: Bone and joint, cancer care, endoscopy, emergency, and heart care
Awards: Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics. It’s hard to beat that.
Mission Health Center has numerous outpatient and surgery midpoints, post-acute care provider, long-term acute care provider, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Mission Hospital is about an hour and a half’s drive from Lenoir.
VA Medical Center Asheville – 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC
Specialties: Veterans health, rehab, rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, mental health, spinal cord injury
The VA Medical Center Asheville acute care facility is an easy 1.5 hour highway drive to the west or Veterans medical care can be obtained at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte in about the same distance.
Carolina Medical Center – 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Specialties: Orthopedics, surgery, trauma & surgical care, transplant and women’s services
This medical center is one of the nation’s top and most inventive healthcare organizations that provide a complete spectrum of healthcare and wellness platforms in North and South Carolina.
Below is a list of nearby specialty clinics.
Blue Ridge Radiology
2134 14th Ave Cir NW, Hickory, NC
Blue Ridge Radiology has advanced imaging technology and able to diagnose and treat disease with new skill, equipment and knowledge.
1031 Morganton Blvd., SW, Suite C, Lenoir, NC
Foothills Dialysis provides 4-D ultrasound, Annual Physicals, Pathology, Cancer care, and cardiology.
Laurel Park Women’s Health
222 Morganton Blvd., SW Lenoir, NC
Laurel Park Women’s Health provides a complete range of obstetric and gynecologic care such as annual examinations, birth control, infertility evaluation and treatment, regular and high-risk obstetrics, vaginal and laparoscopic surgery, urinary services, menopause care, and elective 4D Ultrasound.
McCreary Cancer Center
212 Mulberry St SW, Lenoir, NC
Technologically advanced cancer care treatment such as pediatric therapy, pathology, gynecology, plastic surgery and radiology.
Folks who live at the ‘Crossroads of the best of North Carolina’ have peace of mind knowing that quality healthy care is available in the Golden Hour for them at Caldwell County Medical Center and more. Peace of mind is in knowing we will be taken care of in our time of need by compassionate and trained medical professionals.
Residents at The Coves Mountain River Club have no reasons to worry. The gated mountain community is one of the best retirement places in North Carolina and is not aged restricted. The rare combination of having hundred mile views at our mountaintop lodge and five miles of river frontage on the crystal clear Johns River is nothing you’ve ever experienced before in NC mountain communities. Amenities at The Coves include 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, four cascading waterfalls, a full service equestrian center and well equipped mountaintop lodge.
Buyers searching for mountain property without harsh winters, will find The Coves Mountain River Club a perfect match. Come take a tour and see what our mountain community can offer your family.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which will provide more information about living in the foothills.