Welcome from our CEO

I am so excited to be here in Haywood County and be a part of Haywood Regional Medical Center – the people, the landscape, and the quality of life in our community is top-notch, and the genuine care and compassion displayed daily by our employees, medical staff and volunteers is inspiring. 

At HRMC, excellence is not our goal, it is our expectation. We will continuously explore and pursue new ways to expand access to quality care close to home, and improve patient safety and the overall patient experience. We are able to do this in large part because of our affiliation with Duke LifePoint Healthcare.

As a part of Duke LifePoint, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever before. Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence and quality care with LifePoint Health's extensive financial resources, knowledge, and experience in operating community healthcare organizations. Because of this partnership, we have access to some of the best clinicians in the world, continue to benefit from capital investments that include state-of-the-art technology and new medical equipment, are supported by industry-leading operating practices and principles, and have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from an extensive network of seasoned healthcare professionals.

I hope in the days, weeks and months to come, you will see first-hand our commitment to excellence and our genuine desire to help people. It is a privilege to serve as your healthcare partner, and I look forward to meeting many of you as we work together to improve the overall health and well-being of Haywood and surrounding counties.

Rod Harkleroad, CEO