Family smiling for a photographFrye 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 Heart Center brings a high level of expertise and offers the latest advancements in heart care including minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, Impella 2.5® heart pump designed to protect blood circulation during high-risk procedures, and cryoablation, a minimally invasive technology that freezes abnormal heart muscle to treat arrhythmias.

The Frye Heart Center is the first Duke Health heart affiliate in western North Carolina. 

Backed by the resources of the Duke Heart Center, Frye Regional gains access to current Duke training and staff education, evidence-based guidelines and practices when it comes to heart and heart-related issues.

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.

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 2018, 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: 

2019 Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus accreditation logo

2019 Gold  Mission LifeLine logo

2019 Get With The Guidelines: Heart Failure Gold Plus Logo

2019 Get With The Guidelines: Stroke Gold Plus Logo

American College of Cardiology Accreditation Logo for Cardiac Cath Lab

2019 Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Chest Pain-MI Registry Accreditation Logo

Quality Awards 


  • The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification
  • Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Leapfrog Participant Grade A 

Contact Us

For more information about the Frye Regional Heart Center, please call 828.315.3278

Find A Doctor Online or call 800.339.8758

Find Us

Outside view of Frye Regional Heart CenterFrye Heart Center 

420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601

Phone: 828. 315.3278

Fax: 828.315.5966

Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Front entrance view of Frye Regional Heart Center

Lobby view of Frye Regional Heart Center