Ashe Memorial Hospital is a 25 critical access bed facility, dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care available to the people of Jefferson and Ashe County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. This facility has earned a number of national awards and recognition such as The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is affiliated with the Novant Stroke Program. A brand new 13-bed Emergency Department opened in October 2016.
- Annual ED Volume: 13,000
- ED Beds: 13
- Admission Rate: 15%
- Documentation: Meditech with Dragon Dictation
- Physician Daily Coverage: 24 hours
- Daily APC Coverage: 8 hours on Mondays
Nestled in the North Carolina High Country of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town of Jefferson is the heart of Ashe County. As the county seat, it is the hub of government, health care and social services for our 25,000 area residents. Residents enjoy the comfort and security of a small town with easy accessibility to a major university (Appalachian State) and to amenities offered by larger communities in North Carolina, southwest Virginia and east Tennessee.