Blue Ridge Regional Hospital


Patients that would definitely recommend
Equal to the national average

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is a medical facility located in Spruce Pine, NC. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.


Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% higher than the national average


Would definitely recommend
Equal to the national average

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well


Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well


Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients


Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home


Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital


Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff


Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

National Average


Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night



Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean



Provider Reviews

Since having Dr. Trichon monitor and advise my heart failure and pulmonary hypertension I have gone through having a CarioMems implant which went without a hitch and healed just fine. I am most grateful for his caring thoughtful advice and treatments. Thank you Dr. Trichon

Gail Maggi Nov 17 2021

Review for Dr. Trichon

Lack of compassion; very unsympathetic, dismissive phyisican; his bedside manner leaves MUCH to be desired. One could do much better elsewhere.

Nov 17 2021

Review for Dr. Cross

Dr. Folkner is the best!!!

Cheryl (Mona) Eggers Nov 05 2021

Review for Dr. Folkner

Always spends as much time with me as I need and answers all of my concerns

Nov 01 2021

Review for Dr. Carroll

Very pleasant professional very informative about my health takes time with every visit to listen me not only a professional Doctor but a Friend, would highly recommend him

S Miller Oct 26 2021

Review for Dr. Beardsley


Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

125 Hospital Dr, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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