Rutherford Regional Health System

Rutherford Regional Health System is located in Rutherford County, NC, halfway between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, serving a small-town community. Home to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, the area draws visitors from around the country for biking, hiking, fishing, the Dirty Dancing Festival, the Lake Lure Olympiad, and annual events and festivals held throughout the year in the area’s historic municipalities. Whether for work or play, Rutherford County offers a charming and scenic environment for all.

The Hospital

Rutherford Regional Health System was founded in 1905 and is licensed for 143 private, acute-care beds. RRHS offers convenient, accessible healthcare, with offices and services in Rutherfordton, Spindale, Forest City, Mooresboro, Caroleen and Boiling Springs (Cleveland County), We’re a four-time recipient of the Thompson Reuters Top 100 Performance Improvement Leader designation, which is given to hospitals that demonstrate high value and excellent quality care.  We are also proud to be recognized as one of America's Top 100 Community Hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review, for the fourth consecutive year.

The Community

Employing around 800 professional and clinical staff, RRHS has over 120 qualified physicians and more than 23 medical specialties. RRHS comprises Rutherford Regional Medical Center, Rutherford East Family Care, OneSource Rehab, Forest City Family Care, Rutherford Children's Care, Rutherford Orthopaedics, Chase Family Care, Cancer Resource Center, The Mammography Place and Rutherford Surgical Associates.


Major services include family care and pediatrics, orthopedics, general surgery services, women’s services, a cancer program, urology, rehabilitation, imaging, home care, outpatient surgery and services, behavioral health, and emergency care. The hospital also provides telehealth services – first offered for for stroke patients, and recently expanded to offer genetic counseling for cancer patients as well. Emergency and outpatient visits total a combined 80,000 annually and inpatient stays average 5,500 per year.