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Making heart health a priority
Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.
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Frye Regional Heart Center
Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, provides open heart surgery, 24/7 interventional cardiology, and an experienced network of heart surgeons, specialists, and cardiovascular providers.
Performing more than 4,500 heart procedures per year, the Frye Regional Heart Center brings a high level of expertise and offers the latest advancements in heart care including minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, state-of-the-art coronary intervention, and cryoablation, for arrhythmias.
The Frye Regional Heart Center is the first Duke Health affiliate in western North Carolina. Backed by the resources of Duke Health, Frye Regional gains access to the most current training and staff education as well as the latest Duke guidelines and best practices to enhance the quality of cardiovascular care across the Catawba Valley region.
To speak with the cardiovascular nurse navigator, call 828.315.3036.
Quality You Can Trust
The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized Frye Regional Medical Center with its Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for the fourth year in a row, which designates the facility's quality standards for caring for individuals having a heart attack. The AHA also recognized Frye Regional with a Gold Plus Award for its treatment of Heart Failure patients for three consecutive years.
As an American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award winner for 2023, Frye Regional is recognized among the nation's top-performing hospitals for the treatment of heart attack patients.
As an accredited Cardiac Cath Lab with PCI, Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Primary Stroke Center, Frye Regional works closely with EMS providers, physicians, nurses, and other clinicians to diagnose and treat advanced heart conditions right here - close to home.
Recognized for Quality
The Frye Regional Heart Center is recognized for the quality of its program with numerous awards and recognitions, including:
Frye Regional Medical Center earned the High Performing Hospital ratings for Heart Attack and Heart Failure in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
- Duke Heart Affiliation 2016 - Backed by the resources of Duke Heart, Frye Regional gains access to the most current Duke training and staff education, evidence-based guidelines and practices when it comes to heart and heart-related issues.
- Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award - Recognizing Frye Regional for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
- American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award - Recognizing Frye Regional for ensuring that heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite - Recognizing Frye Regional's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
- Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award - Recognizing Frye Regional for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.
- American College of Cardiology Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI for its demonstrated skill and commitment in treating patients who come to the cardiac cath lab for care, including diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.
- American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023 recognizes Frye Regional’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Frye Regional Medical Center has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
- The American College of Cardiology launched HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence to recognize institutions that have demonstrated commitment to exceptional cardiovascular care, process improvement, and sustainable quality improvement through participation in multiple ACC Accreditation and/or NCDR programs. Frye Regional Medical Center's Heart Center has been awarded the HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence (2021).
- The Joint Commission Advanced Heart Failure Accreditation
- The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification
- Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation