Frye Awarded Grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure 
Thursday, 01 May 2008 
Carolyn Cooper, representative of NC Foothills Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, presents the grant check to Rebecca Couch, RN, of the Oncology Services Department. 

    The Oncology Services Department at Frye Regional Medical Center has been awarded a grant in the amount of $6440 from the NC Foothills Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The grant will fund the development of a “Comfort Conference Room” at FryeCare, Frye’s outpatient imaging center.            

    The conference room will provide a warm, private and education oriented space for patients to discuss their digital mammography, ultrasound or other diagnostic breast procedure results. The grant will also provide furnishings, books, and breast models and diagrams for the project. “Our goal is to provide an environment of comfort and support as we educate patients during what can be a very frightening time,” says Rebecca Couch, Breast Health Navigator and project director. “We are extremely grateful to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for their generous contribution that will make this special area possible.”

    Frye Regional Medical Center is a 355-bed acute care facility located at 420 North Center Street in Hickory.  The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Catawba County since 1911.  The hospital’s main campus includes a comprehensive heart center, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, restorative care unit, pediatrics, center for neurosciences, cancer center and women’s pavilion.  Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area, including FryeCare, an outpatient diagnostic facility; Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, Frye Wellness and Education Center, which houses the Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; Infusion Care; Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; South Campus for psychiatric services; Tate Surgery Center; Unifour Pain Treatment Center; Unifour Pulmonology; two urgent care facilities; and Vein and Wound Center.  For employers, Frye provides industrial health services through Hart Industrial Clinic, Oakwood Place an outpatient substance abuse program and our urgent care locations. 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