Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED) at Frye Regional Medical Center is located at 420 North Center Street in the downtown Hickory area. The department is open 24 hours a day for all emergencies.

Our ED employs 10 board certified emergency medicine physicians, as well as other emergency trained personnel.

We offer major, minor and Fast Track Treatment areas designed to maximize and expedite patient care.


Fast Facts about Frye's renovates and expanded Emergency Department: 

  • Approximately $15 million construction project
  • Number of Patient Rooms Will Double: From 14 to 32
  • One to Three Nurses Stations in the New Emergency Department
  • 18-month construction project with scheduled completion date of Late Summer 2018
  • 40,000 – Number of Patients Seen Annually in Frye’s Emergency Department
  • 26,000 – Number of Patients the Current Emergency Department Was Built To See
  • 1993 – Last Major Construction Project in the Emergency Department
  • 65% of Admissions to the Medical Center Come Through the Emergency Department
  • 8,921 Number of Patients That Arrived Via Ambulance/EMS Transport in 2016

Frye's ED Is:

  • Certified Chest Pain Center
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline STEMI (Heart Attack) Receiving Facility
  • Primary Stroke Center

It's About Improving Patient Care:

  • The Emergency Department project is designed to improve care for Frye Regional’s Emergency Department patients by:
  • Decreasing wait times for care by expanding the number of patient rooms
  • Offering patients more privacy with the ability to get them back to a room more quickly
  • Improving the flow of operations by offering additional nurses stations closer to patient rooms
  • Offering a separate and secure area for patients who need behavioral health services and increasing the
  • number of rooms available for those patients

Contact Us

For more information, please call the Frye Regional Medical Center Emergency Department at 828.315.3190.

Find Us

Frye Regional Emergency Services
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601

Hours of Operation: 24 Hours