Healthcare and tourism are Moore County’s two largest private industry sectors employing thousands of talented residents.  Healthcare employs almost 30% of the local workforce, and tourism isn’t too far behind, employing just over 20% of the workforce. 

Healthcare and tourism are such vital elements in the economy and culture here, and Moore County can boast that both industries are frequently recognized nationally for excellence. 

Most recently, Moore Regional Hospital, of the premier healthcare system FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, was recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes Moore Regional’s commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients get the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Director of Quality Lori Lefler, R.N. explains that patients who arrive at Moore Regional Hospital experiencing stroke symptoms can be assured that they will be cared for by a staff that is trained in the most up-to-date guidelines established by both the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

In addition, FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst.  Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

Moore County is known as the Home of American Golf for good reason.  Each year, thousands of visitors come to test their game among the 40 legendary courses.  Six of these courses were recently ranked in Golf Digest’s 2017-2018 ranking of the Top 100 Public Courses You Can Play.

These local courses are Pinehurst No. 2 (ranked 6th), Dormie Club (No. 49), Tobacco Road (No. 55), Pinehurst No. 8 (No. 64), Pine Needles (No. 68) and Mid Pines (No. 94). Half of those six were designed by famed golf course architect Donald Ross.

Pine Needles






          Pine Needles

“The United States has such a rich collection of wonderful golf courses to choose from, so it’s an honor to be recognized by Golf Digest as the destination offering the highest number/concentration of public access courses in their 2017-2018 rankings,” said Caleb Miles, CEO of the area’s Convention & Visitor Bureau.  “There has never been a better time to make special memories in the Home of American Golf.”

Moore County is proud of its healthcare and tourism roots, and it is really no surprise that both areas are nationally-acclaimed.                                                                               

These are just 2 of the reasons why Moore County is such a great place to be!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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