In Moore County, you’ll find innovative and progressive healthcare organizations with state-of-the-art technology and facilities not typically seen in a rural community. Employing nearly 30% of the private sector workforce, healthcare is our largest industry sector. Three of our largest healthcare providers are headquartered in Pinehurst – FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst Surgical Clinic, and Pinehurst Medical Clinic. Each have embarked on ambitious projects to expand their facilities and services in the region to further strengthen the area as a health and wellness destination.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas
Headquartered in Pinehurst, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is a private, not-for-profit health care network that employs over 5,300 employees with four hospitals, numerous specialty clinics and other facilities in a 15-county service area. FirstHealth’s flagship hospital, Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, receives numerous accolades and awards each year and is consistently ranked as a top hospital in the nation and state. In 2023, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital was recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for the third consecutive year. Moore Regional is the only hospital in North Carolina to earn the prestigious distinction.
Other significant medical care facilities operated by FirstHealth in Moore County include the 63,000 square-foot FirstHealth Fitness Center, the five-story Reid Heart Hospital, and a brand new four-story, 120,000 square-foot Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic’s board-certified staff have been providing a wide range of multi-specialty surgical services in Moore County since 1946. Their flagship, state-of-the-art main facility is in Pinehurst, with other facilities in Moore, Scotland, Lee, Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond and Cumberland counties.
Its newest location at the Morganton Park Health & Life Sciences Campus in Southern Pines is a total of 278,000 square feet of new medical facility space, with other healthcare providers like FirstHealth of the Carolinas and Pinehurst Medical Clinic co-located on the site.
Pinehurst Medical Clinic
Pinehurst Medical Clinic, headquartered in Pinehurst, has over 120 providers in 18 locations throughout the Sandhills region. The wide range of primary and specialty care services include cardiology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, hematology, internal medicine, oncology, geriatrics, memory disorders and sleep disorders. Like our other healthcare providers, Pinehurst Medical Clinic continues to expand its facilities, staff and services to care for the residents of Moore County and surrounding counties.
Other premier healthcare facilities available in Moore County include:
- Carolina Eye Associates: Since 1977, patients from across the United States and more than 20 foreign countries have come to Carolina Eye Associates for their eye care needs. Carolina Eye Associates is one of the largest eye care practices in the Southeast, with 14 eye care centers across North and South Carolina.
- St. Joseph of the Pines: St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines is a skilled care facility that provides a full range of aging services including independent living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and home-based services to over 1,400 residents. With almost 800 team members, St. Joseph of the Pines is one of Moore County’s largest employers.
- Sandhills Pediatrics: Sandhills Pediatrics has provided comprehensive physical and mental healthcare services to children in the Sandhills region since 1966. Currently with three locations in Southern Pines, Seven Lakes and Raeford, Sandhills Pediatrics is constructing a new flagship 17,962 square-foot medical clinic on a 2.3-acre site in the Morganton Park Health & Life Sciences Campus in Southern Pines.
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