FryeCare Named Clinical Site of the Year 

Catawba Valley Community College’s Radiography Program recently honored FryeCare Outpatient Imaging with the Clinical Site of the Year award at the school’s annual pinning and awards ceremony. This award is voted on by the graduating students, with 11 sites considered for the honor, including Catawba Valley Medical Center, Davis Regional, and Carolina’s Medical Center, Lincolnton to name a few.

According to CVCC’s Radiography Clinical Coordinator Angie Pons, FryeCare was voted top. “Our students say that the technologists at FryeCare don’t mind taking time with them.” This is the second time FryeCare has been chosen for this award, with the last time being in 2005.

According to FryeCare Administrative Director Sandra Holman, who was present during the awards ceremony, FryeCare was also presented an award by the college for being the clinical site that was instrumental in helping them achieve their first accreditation by The Joint Commission. FryeCare was the clinical site that the college selected to be surveyed by The Joint Commission when they underwent the school’s accreditation process last year.

FryeCare offers digital mammography, bone densitometry, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, x-ray, CT scan, and now the latest high field Open MRI to the Greater Hickory Metro Region. To schedule a screening mammogram, call 315-7050. FryeCare offers early and late appointments to accommodate patients that are unable to make appointments during normal business hours with screening mammogram appointments from 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

MRI appointments are available from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

For physician referral, call 828-315-3391.




For nearly a century, Frye Regional Medical Center has provided sophisticated medical services to the residents of Hickory and central western North Carolina. From its modest origins, Frye has evolved into a major medical facility offering specialized care for complex needs. From 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.

From the start, Frye operated with one simple goal: to offer the best possible healthcare to people in our region. This guiding principle, instilled by the hospital’s namesake Dr. Glen R. Frye and his physician peers, is seen today as an unwavering drive for excellence among the medical staff, nurses, technicians and others who comprise the Frye family. They believe passionately in Frye’s commitment to care for the community and to do so by operating at the most exacting standards possible.

Perhaps this is why Frye has earned so many distinctions: Distinguished Hospital Award from J.D. Power and Associates (three years), Hospital of Choice Award by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers, Best Hospital in Overall Quality and Image by National Research Corporation, and Best in Charlotte Region for Overall Cardiac Care by HealthGrades. However, the award we are most proud of is the Five Star Satisfaction rating given us by our patients!

Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.