Frye Receives Grant From Through Healing Eyes 
From left to right: Kim Sherrill, RN, Cancer Nurse Navigator; Katheryn Harlan, President and Founder of Through Healing Eyes; Kathleen Isenhour, Frye Volunteer; Rebecca Couch, RN, Cancer Nurse Navigator

The Frye Volunteer Auxiliary has received a grant in the amount of $6996 from the local non-profit organization, Through Healing Eyes. The grant, presented on February 16 by Through Healing Eyes President and Founder Katheryn Harlan, will be used to purchase new software for the hospital’s breast health nurse navigator program. The new software features a secure nurse-to-patient messaging system, allowing a constant connection between the patient and her nurse navigator, and thus enhancing the patient/navigator relationship.

The cancer nurse navigators at Frye are registered nurses with additional training in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Navigators offer one-on-one support and guide patients diagnosed with cancer through the care process, from diagnosis to recovery. For more information on the cancer nurse navigator program at Frye, call 828-315-3596 or visit

Through Healing Eyes promotes breast cancer awareness through education, provides inspiration to those affected and helps to make breast cancer diagnosis and treatment available to those unable to afford care. For more information, visit



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.