How Frye Is Preparing for Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Hickory, NC – Frye Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers, and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.

We have a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. Please visit our Coronavirus information page, here.

STOP! Visitor Guidelines

New visitor guidelines are now in effect:

For the health and safety for our patients, staff and visitors: Effective immediately, we will implement a ZERO VISITOR policy. Please see the additional guidelines below. Exceptions include pediatric patients, obstetric patients and those receiving end-of-life care.

Please see the additional guidelines below.

COVID-19 Limited Visitation Alert

Practice Hand Hygiene

Practice Hand Hygiene


Part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, FRMC is a 355-bed hospital that has served the medical needs of the Catawba Valley region since 1911. The hospital has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, the nation’s largest hospital accreditation agency.  This distinction recognizes FRMC’s commitment to providing outstanding care and treatment to stroke patients. FRMC also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.