FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a private, not-for-profit health care network headquartered in Pinehurst, is an acclaimed cornerstone in Moore County that steadily draws many people to our communities.
Everyday, patients from 15 counties in the mid-Carolinas come to FirstHealth’s flagship hospital, Moore Regional (MRH) in Pinehurst, and other affiliated facilities to receive high quality, innovative health care. The numerous accolades and awards MRH receives each year and its consistent ranking as a top hospital nationally and statewide attracts patients and others to our area.
Recently, FirstHealth co-sponsored with Moore County Partners in Progress an Innovation Summit that also brought new people -- 8 biotech companies from NC’s Triangle area -- to Pinehurst and showcased not only the innovative work of our local health care community, but also the greater Moore County community as well.
MRH was named to the national Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list for the second consecutive year and is the only hospital in North Carolina to make the 100 Top Hospitals list. Hospitals in the Top 100 achieved better results than peer institutions on key performance indicators measuring clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health.
MRH has also again been recognized as one of the top hospitals in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report. It climbed two spots in the publication’s annual Best Hospitals recognition and tied for 3rd statewide. MRH also received high-performing marks in several procedures and conditions.
The inaugural FirstHealth Innovation Summit held in May brought together business leaders, health care and technology innovators, and elected officials to share knowledge, inspire and drive innovation.
The two-day event was sponsored by FirstHealth of the Carolinas, The Foundation of FirstHealth and Moore County Partners in Progress to showcase the innovative work of the local health care community and North Carolina-based biotech companies to transform health care and technology locally and globally, and to highlight the Moore County community.
“I believe Moore County is a premier location for biotech firms,” said Natalie Hawkins, PMP, executive director, Moore County Partners in Progress. “Just a short one-hour drive to the Raleigh-Durham area, we offer small town living with easy access to big city amenities. We currently have a very strong health care industry that employs 30% of our workforce. Our local economy could be strengthened further with other biotech companies locating here.”
Triangle-based companies that participated in the Innovation Summit included UNC Fast TraCS, VitalFlo, Continuous Precision Medicine, Higgs Boson Health, Infinitus Medical Technologies, LEEP Mobility Systems, Lucerno Dynamics and Feedtrail.
Hawkins said the Summit was eye-opening for many attendees. “This was the first time many of the attendees toured Moore County and were exposed to the innovative work of FirstHealth providers and our wonderful community,” she said.
Read FirstHealth's press release about the Summit.
Check out the Community Tour video shown at the Summit:
Moore County is so fortunate to have such a prominent asset like the FirstHealth health care system that generates national recognition, drawing people and businesses to our communities to help drive our local economy and contribute to our exceptional quality of life.