Frye Honors Local EMS Personnel 
Monday, 19 May 2008 

As we celebrate National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 18-24), we would like to recognize the men and women who commit their lives to providing critical, lifesaving services and compassionate care to our patients and their families.

“The emergency department is the backbone of our hospital and an essential part of our community,” said Frye President and CEO Tom Casaday.  “Residents rely on the EMS system and its trained professionals, who have incredible compassion and devotion to their jobs and communities.  We’re proud to take this opportunity to show them how much we appreciate their dedication.”

For 35 years, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Emergency Medical Services Week and inviting their communities to recognize and thank the dedicated first responders who provide quality care throughout the year.             

“Our emergency medical personnel play an incredibly important role at our hospital,” said Casaday.  “The round-the-clock dedication and individual compassion they show to our patients makes me proud to be a part of the Frye team.  National Emergency Medical Services Week allows each of us the chance to say thank you to these extraordinary individuals who care for our family and friends and provide a valuable resource to our community.”

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.