About Us

What defines Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge


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President & CEO Kathy C. Bailey

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Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge Morganton

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Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge Valdese

About Carolinas HealthCare - Blue Ridge

Welcome to your community hospital. Together, our locations in Morganton and Valdese have been serving people throughout our area for nearly 175 years. We are honored that you and your physician have entrusted your care to us, as have generations before.

In 1999, our two hospitals partnered to create a single community health system called Blue Ridge HealthCare. Then, in 2014, the system unveiled its new name as Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge to reflect the deeper integration of its previous affiliation with Carolinas HealthCare System.

A Board of Directors made up of local citizen volunteers oversees Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge.

We are committed to making it possible for you to receive most of the healthcare you will need, right here in your backyard. Our medical technology is state-of-the art. Our facilities are modern, attractive and convenient. Our key services reflect the community’s most widespread medical issues: heart disease, cancer, digestive diseases, bone and joint disease, diabetes and women’s health. Physicians in more than 30 specialties serve on our Medical Staff.

We will do our best to anticipate your needs, but please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant or address concerns you may have. We look forward to being of service.

Kathy C. Bailey,
President & CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge

Meet the rest of our Leadership Team

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission:
The mission of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge is to enhance life by excelling in care.

Our Vision:
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge will be the best community healthcare system in America.

Our Values:
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge believes a solid foundation relies on having strong core values. The values guiding us are:

  • CARING: We treat you with dignity, respect, courtesy and gentleness; responding to the needs of patients and each other.
  • COMMITMENT: We are dedicated to promoting a clean and safe environment; speaking up for the safety of our patients and each other.
  • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical; respecting the rights of patients, families and each other.
  • TEAMWORK: We are professionals working together; recognizing accomplishments of our patients and each other.