Frye Hosts Cystic Fibrosis Walk 

The Respiratory Therapy department at Frye Regional Medical center is hosting GREAT STRIDES: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fund-raising event. The 10K walk will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 8-11am and will take place on the hospital’s walking trail, beginning at the lower level parking lot. To register for the event, please call 315-3337.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and about 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Fifty years ago, few children with cystic fibrosis would live to attend elementary school, but due to the advances in research and medical treatments, the predicted median age of survival today is more than 37 years.

For more information about cystic fibrosis, visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website at


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.  To learn more about the hospital, visit For physician referral, call 828-315-3391.