HICKORY, NC – July 2, 2013 –
Catawba Valley Medical Group has announced the July 15, 2013 opening of
Catawba Valley Family Medicine (CVFM) – Mountain View, the organization’s 10th family practice. The facility is located
at 2712 South NC 127 Highway in Hickory, and will serve as the practice
for Christopher Witke, M.D., who is transferring from CVFM – Viewmont.
“The move is coming about for two major reasons,” said Dr.
Witke. “Ensuring that there are practices located throughout the
region to offer convenient locations for medical care and providing an
updated location to meet the needs of our patients.”
The newly re-modeled building has accessible parking, a drop-off area and
an entrance located near the intersection of Highway 321 and Highway 127.
The waiting area includes a child’s play section, and procedure
rooms are larger for more patient comfort. There are also three pharmacies
within walking distance of the practice.
CVFM – Mountain View office hours will be 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Patients are encouraged to schedule appointments by calling
Dr. Witke’s current patients will be seamlessly transferred to the
new location, as medical records will be instantly accessible. However,
current patients choosing not to transfer to the CVFM – Mountain
View location should contact the CVFM – Viewmont office, by calling
828.324.1699, to arrange for Shane Summers, M.D., or Mary Ference-Valenta,
D.O., to take over as their healthcare provider.
For more information on Dr. Witke and CVFM – Mountain View, visit
About Catawba Valley Medical Group
Catawba Valley Medical Group is a service of Catawba Valley Medical Center,
the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system that
serves the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides
and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the
public in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness
services, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC has received three
Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and
has been recognized with three Women’s Choice Awards, being named
one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2012,
a 2013 Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics and one of America’s
Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013 by WomenCertified®. In 2013,
CVMC received the QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier,
recognizing a reduction in harm, mortality, readmissions and costs, while
improving the patient experience and delivering evidence-based care. For
more information, visit