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Courtesy of Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory Medical Center Named As Top Performing Hospital By National Publication

Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital in Hickory, has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for treating Heart Attack and Heart Failure. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures. 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.

For its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

Frye Regional Heart Center, a Duke Health affiliate in heart, is backed by the resources of Duke Health, which provides the most current training and staff education, and access to the latest evidence-based guidelines for heart care.

Frye Regional is also an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) by the American College of Cardiology. Accredited Chest Pain Centers are designed to enhance patient care by decreasing the time to treatment for heart attack.

For more information or a referral to a heart specialist, call 828-315-3391 or visit

[News release from Frye Regional Medical Center]