Frye Makes Donation to GHCCM Food Pantry 
Monday, 21 April 2008 




Frye Regional Medical Center and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation contributed $4,160 to the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry’s Food Pantry. The donation, part of Tenet’s “Feed the Need” campaign, was presented to Cooperative Christian Ministry Executive Director Roger Baker, Ed.D., on April 16, 2008.

    “We are very thankful to Frye and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation for this generous contribution, said Baker. “It will provide much needed supplies to keep our pantry stocked for those in need in our community.”

    Frye Chief Medical Officer and GHCCM Board Member Frank Smeeks, MD, presented the check to Baker and board president Joyce Corbett. Tenet’s “Feed the Need” program matches every pound of food and clothing donated by hospital employees with one dollar from the Tenet Healthcare Foundation. Frye’s “Feed the Need Campaign” took place in November of 2007.

    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.