Rutherford Regional Health System


Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture that features the operational expertise of LifePoint Health and the world-class reputation for clinical excellence at Duke University Health System. Governance of the joint venture is shared by RRHS and Duke LifePoint through a board with equal representation from both organizations. This board structure ensures that the Rutherford County community will have an active, long-term voice in RRHS’s future.

Located in the foothills of Western North Carolina and licensed for 143 private acute care beds, RRHS is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs. RRHS has over 130 qualified physicians and features more than 25 medical specialties.

Rutherford Regional Health System includes the following: Rutherford Regional Medical Center, Carolina Home Care, Rutherford East Family Care, OneSource Rehab, Forest City Family Care, Rutherford Children's Care, Insights Psychiatric Resources, Rutherford Orthopaedics, Chase Family Care, Cancer Resource Center, The Mammography Place, Rutherford Surgical Associates, Rutherford Urology, The Clinic at Walmart, Rutherford Wound Care & Hyperbarics, and Polk Medical Specialties


We are proud to have been recognized with numerous honors in recent years, including being named a four-time winner of the Top 100 Hospital award by Thomson Reuters Top Hospitals. Additionally, Becker’s Hospital Review of Chicago, IL, has listed RRHS among its “Great Community Hospitals” and Cleverley and Associates has bestowed its Community Value 5-star Award on RRHS for four consecutive years. In 2012, The Joint Commission named RRHS as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

What does all this mean for our patients? National award winners have higher survival rates, keep more patients complication-free, and attract more patients - all while maintaining financial stability.

Area Attractions

Tourism Development Authority- YouTube page

Lake Lure
Chimney Rock
Forest City

Drive about an hour (or just a little more or less) and visit:
Tryon, NC
Saluda, NC
Asheville, NC
Hickory, NC
Morganton, NC
Hendersonville, NC
Spartanburg, SC
Greenville, SC
Shelby, NC
Charlotte, NC


Inn (Rutherfordton)

Carrier Houses Bed & Breakfast (Rutherfordton)

Holiday Inn Express (Forest City)

Wyndham Resort at Fairfield (Lake Lure)

The Esmeralda (Lake Lure/Chimney Rock)

Lake Lure Inn and Spa (Lake Lure)

Rumbling Bald Resort (Lake Lure)

The Lodge on Lake Lure (Lake Lure)

Jameson Inn (Forest City)

Foundation Performing Arts Center (Concerts, Shows, Plays, etc.)
Flat Rock Play House (Theatre)
Peace Center (Theatre/Concerts)

Fun Places to Visit:
Tryon International Equestrian Center (Tryon, NC)
Biltmore House (Asheville, NC)
Grandfather Mountain
Western North Carolina Nature Center
North Carolina Zoo
Blue Ridge Parkway
Great Smoky Mountains
Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC

Forest City Owls Baseball
Carolina Panthers Football
Charlotte Checkers Hockey Team
NASCAR (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
Snow Skiing

Rutherford County Airport (Marchman Field)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
Greenville Spartanburg International Airport
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Atlanta, GA)