UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Designations 



Frye Awarded Three Cardiac UnitedHealth
Premium® Specialty Center Designations

Frye Regional Medical Center announced that it has received three UnitedHealth Premium® Specialty Center designations for its cardiovascular services. Hospitals must meet or exceed UnitedHealthcare’s rigorous quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards including programmatic structure, patient care processes and clinical outcomes.

Frye received the following designations:  Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery, and Heart Rhythm Disorders.

“We are pleased that our hospital has been recognized by UnitedHealthcare for the high quality care that we provide,” said Michael Blackburn, chief executive officer of Frye. “Our physicians and staff work hard to provide quality patient care, and these designations demonstrate the high standard of care we deliver every day.”

For more information, or physician referral, call 828-315-3391.

Frye Regional Medical Center has been taking care of hearts for nearly a century. Today, Frye stands as the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in the five-county Greater Hickory Metropolitan Area. From offering low-cost screening programs to providing the latest in minimally invasive and “off pump” heart surgery, Frye is working to keep area residents heart healthy. Recently designated the “Best in the Charlotte Region for Overall Cardiac Care” by HealthGrades, Frye’s heart and vascular experts operate at the most exacting clinical standards, improving rapid response and access to critical services throughout the area. As a leader in the region, Frye works with community hospitals and emergency response personnel to significantly reduce the time between the onset of heart attack symptoms and the delivery of life-saving medications and therapies. And, Frye’s medical team is passionate about educating the region on the prevention of heart and vascular disease. It’s no wonder, then, that Heart Center patients consistently give Frye high marks possible for quality and comfort. 

Put your heart in the right place. Learn about Frye’s award winning Heart Center at www.fryemedctr.com.