We believe that patient and family-centered care is the best approach to achieve successful outcomes in healthcare, and the cornerstones of that approach are dignity and respect. Equally important are information sharing, participation, and collaboration.
Patients, families, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals form a partnership that benefits everyone. We define a family member as anyone the patient designates as important. Families are not just visitors; they are essential in patient care and decision-making.
Every staff member at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is dedicated to this approach. We combine patient-centered care with modern medicine, advanced technology, compassion, and care provided by loved ones to reach our ultimate goal—to provide the best care and outcomes for patients.
Our mission is clear:
We exist to identify and respond to the health and wellness needs of the region, partnering with patients, families and friends through a comprehensive approach to healing that ministers to the mind, body and spirit.
Community Health Assessment
2012 at a glance
- Founded: 1955
- Licensed Beds: 46
- Communities Served: Mitchell, Yancey, lower Avery and upper McDowell counties
Fiscal Year 2012 Statistics (as of August 2012):
- 84,998 Outpatient visits
- 14,139 ER visits
- 6,413 Inpatient days
- 1,223 Surgical Procedures
- 23,773 Radiology studies
Uncompensated care: $24.85 million (in FY 2012) *includes payer gaps, bad debt and charity care