Frye Named Most Preferred Hospital 
 
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 
 
 
 
For the fifth year in a row, Frye Regional Medical Center has been named a Consumer Choice Award winner and designated as a Most Preferred Hospital for Best Overall Quality and Image by National Research Corporation.

Each year, National Research Corporation surveys over 200,000 households in 190 markets across the nation and asks them to rate their local hospitals. Once again, Frye Regional Medical Center was selected by the Hickory and Morganton communities as a most preferred hospital for overall quality and image. This is the twelfth year that National Research Corporation has named the top hospitals in markets throughout the United States.

“This is an incredible accomplishment and a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our physicians and staff,” said Denny Bruns, Frye President and Chief Executive Officer. “For five straight years we have demonstrated our commitment to this community and they have recognized that dedication.”

Frye Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet North Carolina, 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 and cardiopulmonary rehab, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, 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; Frye Industrial Health Services, which provides extensive industrial services and programs to employers; 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.

Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit www.fryemedctr.com.