Wilkes Regional Medical Center

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Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Carolina's HealthCare System
Location North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 36°09′33″N 81°09′29″W / 36.15917°N 81.15806°W / 36.15917; -81.15806Coordinates: 36°09′33″N 81°09′29″W / 36.15917°N 81.15806°W / 36.15917; -81.15806
Care system HMO, POS, PPO/EPO, Workers' Compensation, Medicaid, Medicare
Hospital type Primary care, Secondary care
Beds 130 Beds
Founded 1952 (as Wilkes General Hospital)
Website www.wilkesregional.org
Lists Hospitals in North Carolina

Wilkes Regional Medical Center is a 130-bed,[1] regional medical center in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, that offers a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, pathology, ophthalmology and behavioral health services. WestPark Medical Park, which includes numerous offices for physicians, medical specialists, pharmacies, physical therapists, and other medical and health-related fields also serves the hospital. WRMC is the largest hospital in northwestern North Carolina and is North Wilkesboro's largest employer.[2] Originally, the hospital was opened on May 1, 1952 as Wilkes General Hospital.[3]


Wilkes Regional Medical Center recently expanded their services by establishing an Urgent Care Center in West Park Medical Plaza. The hospital has just opened a new Heart Center and a new, larger Emergency Department. The project cost a total of $15.5 million.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Recently, Wilkes Regional Medical Center was honored with the Four Star Inpatient service award by Professional Research Consultants, Inc.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Patient Care Facilities". Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wilkes Regional Medical Center". Town of North Wilkesboro. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Hayes, Francis (May 2, 2012). "New WRMC areas open soon". Wilkes Journal-Patriot. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 

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