Catawba Valley Medical Center
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Top 2% in the Nation for Patient Safety

Quality Healthcare

Close To Home

As the region’s largest not-for-profit community hospital, we exist to heal and comfort patients, to promote and foster a healthier community, and to assure access to healthcare to all who need it - regardless of their ability to pay. With a wide array of medical specialties, our skilled nurses and providers are trained to treat virtually any type of injury or illness, providing high-quality, easily accessible healthcare close to home.

We are committed to serving this community with the best resources available – both through technology and through people.

  • Heart Center

    Committed to high quality and superior outcomes, our accredited Heart Center maintains years of specialized clinical experience and is dedicated to caring for patients with skill and compassion. Our Heart Center staff partners with Catawba Valley Cardiology’s providers to deliver a team-oriented approach to patient heart issues, with a high level of technical expertise.

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  • Cancer Center

    Our Comprehensive Cancer Center was the first in the area to achieve accreditation from the American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive community hospital cancer program – making us one of just over 1,500 cancer programs to receive this honor in the United States. This translates into an outstanding continuum of care that includes leading edge diagnosis and treatments, talented staff, and the best medical equipment and support available.

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  • Orthopedics

    From sports-related injuries to bones and joints in need of repair, our Center for Orthopedics leads the way to recovery. The Center is known for both its surgical expertise and rehabilitation capabilities, as well its high quality total hip and knee replacement programs.

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  • Women and Children

    Our Center for Women & Children encompasses comprehensive, family-centered obstetrics and gynecological care for women at every stage in life from prenatal care and childbirth to menopause, and pediatrics for children up to age 18. Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of evidence-based healthcare with skill and compassion.

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  • Day Surgery

    Utilizing the same surgical suites as those for our inpatient procedures, our Day Surgery Center offers the convenience of outpatient surgery with the assurance that comes with being in a fully-staffed hospital environment.

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  • Primary Stroke Center

    When a patient arrives with stroke symptoms, our Primary Stroke Team is well-trained and prepared to provide patients with immediate access to the latest treatments in order to save lives and reduce likelihood of long-term disability caused by strokes. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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  • Weight Management

    Our Surgical Weight Management Program offers medical assistance including bariatric surgery and support to provide treatment options aimed at improving health and prolonging life.

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  • Rehabilitation

    Our Center for Rehabilitation is a full service, multidisciplinary program offering inpatient and outpatient therapies. The comprehensive center includes a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program as well as a fitness center with aquatics program and outdoor fitness trail. The 10-bed inpatient unit is certified by CARF as a Comprehensive Integrated Rehabilitation program.

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Awards & Accreditations

  • Accredited Center
  • CARF Accredited
  • The Joint Commission Approval
  • American College of Radiology
  • Women's Choice Award

Consistently achieving Magnet recognition speaks to the leadership of the hospital and the importance of a nursing team that exceeds the expectations of those who trust us with their lives.

Casey Mueller, RN, BSN, ONC

5 Time Magnet Recognition

Recognizing quality patient care and nursing excellence, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.

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Catawba Latest News

  • Twelve Consecutive 'A' Grades for Patient Safety
    May 10, 2022

    Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) has received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes CVMC’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital, as well as meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. This marks the twelfth consecutive ‘A’ grade for safety that CVMC ...

  • CVMC Earns Eleventh Consecutive 'A' Grade for Patient ...
    Nov 10, 2021

    Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) has received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes CVMC’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital as well as meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. This marks the eleventh consecutive ‘A’ grade for safety that CVMC has received ...

  • Important Update for Patients with UnitedHealthcare - ...
    Oct 28, 2021

    Catawba Valley Health System (CVHS) is pleased to update you that UnitedHealthcare and CVHS have reached a multi-year agreement on a new contract. This agreement protects affordability and provides UnitedHealthcare members with continued in-network access to Catawba Valley Medical Center and Catawba Valley Medical Group. This impacts patients with UnitedHealthcare commercial, Medicare Advantage ...

    Oct 4, 2021

    HICKORY – Catawba Valley Medical Group (CVMG) has announced the arrival of Vincent Pompili, MD, as the new medical director for Catawba Valley Cardiology. A highly regarded physician and educator, Dr. Pompili comes to his new practice from Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College where served as professor of medicine, and from Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, ...

  • Oct. 1 Update for Patients with UnitedHealthcare
    Oct 1, 2021

    Catawba Valley Health System (CVHS) is disappointed to announce that UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has chosen to terminate its contract with us as of October 1 for services within our medical center. We will, however, continue to work with UHC to negotiate a new contract that ensures in-network coverage for all our services long-term. In the interim, those covered by UHC may still access our hospital ...

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