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Catawba Valley Medical Center

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

  • New UV Light Sanitizers Revolutionize Fight Against ...
    Aug 18, 2020

    HICKORY, NC – In a continued effort to provide the safest care possible during the current pandemic, Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) recently added two state-of-the-art UVDI-360 Room Sanitizers. These portable ultraviolet light devices can disinfect an average hospital room in less than 10 minutes. When combined with conventional cleaning methods, the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer can ...

  • CVMC Eases Visitation Restrictions
    Jun 8, 2020

    Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is easing some of its visitor restrictions, initially put in place at the end of March to help protect the safety of patients and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Effective Tuesday, June 9 th, CVMC will allow one designated support person to visit a patient admitted to the hospital or to accompany a patient seeking treatment at the hospital. ...

  • CEO, Chief of the Medical Staff Reassure Community
    May 29, 2020

    May 29, 2020 Catawba Valley Health System entered the fight against COVID-19 in early March. We have seen our organization, our community, our state and our world be transformed since then. At our hospital, we implemented unprecedented changes in response to the pandemic in order to keep our staff and our patients safe. The work done by those on the front lines and in support of these efforts has ...

  • CVMC Earns Eighth Consecutive 'A' Grade for Patient ...
    May 11, 2020

    HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes CVMC’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. CVMC was the only hospital within the Catawba, Iredell, Burke, Caldwell, and Alexander region of ...

  • Collaboration and Innovation During COVID-19 Crisis
    May 7, 2020

    With the onset of COVID-19, health care systems across the country began assessing readiness in the event of a surge of COVID-19 patients. Catawba Valley Health System (CVHS) in Catawba County, North Carolina, was no different. The CVHS Director of Emergency Management & Environmental Compliance, Mike Helton, reviewed the hospital’s reserve inventory of personal protective equipment ...

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