Community Hospital Topping-Out Ceremony, Dec. 20, 2012
A blue spruce tree and a U.S. flag accompany the final
steel beam for the FirstHealth Hoke Community Hospital
as it is set in place during a traditional “topping-out” ceremony
at the project’s construction site.
Among those participating in the “topping-out” ceremony
for FirstHealth Hoke Community Hospital were (from
left) Brian Canfield, COO of Moore Regional Hospital;
Eric Teckenbrock, project superintendent, Rodgers Builders
Inc.; David Kilarski, CEO of FirstHealth of the Carolinas;
and Julian King, chair of the FirstHealth Board of
FirstHealth of the Carolinas broke ground
for the FirstHealth Hoke Community Hospital during
a ceremony held June 1.
Pictured (from left) are Wyatt Upchurch, vice chair, Raeford-Hoke Economic Development Commission; Barbara Buie, member, FirstHealth Strategic Committee and Hoke Advisory Board; Robert Townsend, D.O., FirstHealth Family Care Center-Raeford; David J. Kilarski, FirstHealth CEO; Julian King, chair, FirstHealth Board of Directors; Raeford Mayor John McNeil; James Leach, chair, Hoke County Board of Commissioners; William Hollingsworth, Raeford-Hoke Economic Development Commission; Ellen McNeill, Hoke County commissioner; Margaret Crumpler, chair, Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce; Rep. Ken Goodman; and Rep. Garland Pierce.
Julian King, chair of the FirstHealth Board of Directors, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the FirstHealth Hoke Community Hospital.
FirstHealth CEO David Kilarski (center) greets Rep. Ken Goodman (D-Montgomery, Richmond) and Rep. Garland Pierce (D-Hoke, Robeson, Scotland) at the Hoke Community Hospital groundbreaking.
A groundbreaking ceremony for FirstHealth Hoke Community Hospital was held Friday, June 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. at 6408 Fayetteville Road (U.S. Hwy. 401) in Raeford. .
FirstHealth Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for FirstCare, convenient care clinic, on Friday, March 16, 2012.
David J. Kilarski, CEO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas and Collin Caceres.
William Hollingsworth, Hoke Economic Development Commission
Senator Michael Walters
Representative Garland Pierce
Representative Ken Goodman
Barbara Buie - representing the FirstHealth Hoke Advisory Committee and FirstHealth Strategic Planning Committee
Margaret Crumpler - Chairman of the Raeford Hoke Chamber of Commerce Board
David J. Kilarski, CEO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas
James Leach - Chair, Hoke County Board of Commissioners
A.K. "Dooey" Leach - Chairman of the Hoke Economic Development Commission
Julian King - Chair, FirstHealth of the Carolinas Board of Directors
John McNeill - Mayor of Raeford
Julian King, Chair, FirstHealth of the Carolinas Board of Directors
For more than two decades, FirstHealth of the Carolinas has demonstrated its commitment to caring for the residents of Hoke County. In continuing that commitment, FirstHealth has expanded their health care services in Hoke County to include digital mammography and extended hours on weekday evenings and Saturdays at the FirstHealth Family Care Center-Raeford.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas will open a convenient care clinic this summer in Raeford. The future location of FirstHealth FirstCare is in front of the Walmart on Fayetteville Road. FirstHealth plans to staff the new convenient care clinic with a board certified emergency medicine physician. Additional support medical staff will include physicians and physician extenders.
FirstCare will be available during extended hours on weekdays and weekends to treat acute onset illnesses and injuries for adult and pediatric patients. Routine X-rays and lab services appropriate for the clinic will also be provided.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas is pleased to welcome the Jordan Clinic and Jorge “Lu” Caceres to the FirstHealth family.
- Practice location, phone number and provider still the same
- Patient records and appointments still the same
- New patients accepted
FirstHealth Jordan Clinic
116 Campus Avenue
Raeford, NC 28376
FirstHealth Family Care Center – Raeford is pleased to welcome Valerie Taylor, P.A.-C to the practice. Ms. Taylor is now accepting appointments for new patients.
The FirstHealth Family Care Center – Raeford is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for walk-ins.
Late Appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The center also offers evening appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. for new and established patients.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Family Care Center – Raeford at (910) 904-2350.
Digital Mammography is now available in Hoke County
FirstHealth is committed to providing the women of Hoke County with the highest quality of care. That’s why the most advanced digital mammography is now available for the early detection of breast cancer at FirstHealth Raeford Center at 313 Teal Drive.
Schedule your digital mammogram as a self-requesting screening patient or with a referral from your health care provider by calling toll-free (866) 415-2778.
All FirstHealth locations offer the Soft Touch Mammo Pads.These pads cushion the breast and offer warmth and comfort to the patient.
FirstHealth continues to pursue plans for a hospital in Hoke County and will file a certificate of need application to the State of North Carolina on June 15, 2012, for additional beds.
FirstHealth will file an application requesting that the State award FirstHealth the 28 beds available in the service area to increase the size of FirstHealth’s planned eight-bed hospital in Hoke to 36 beds. The hospital will feature:
• Emergency Department with beds providing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospitalists for inpatient care
- FirstHealth Moore Regional Emergency Department physicians for Emergency Department care
• Operating room
• Imaging services, including X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, mammography and MRI
• Diagnostic cardiology
• Critical care transport
• Lab services
• Medical office building space for specialists and other interested physicians
FirstHealth proposes to operate the facility with an open medical staff, which means that area physicians may apply for privileges at the new hospital regardless of their current affiliation with any other area hospital. Clinics and specialists from Moore County have expressed a willingness to extend services to the Hoke facility. The emergency department will be staffed by the same Sandhills Emergency Physicians who staff Moore Regional Hospital, and inpatient coverage will be managed by
FirstHealth’s Hospitalist Service and other physicians credentialed to admit to the Hoke hospital.
FirstHealth’s Hoke hospital complex will provide Hoke County residents with convenient access to high-quality services by board certified physicians and FirstHealth-trained staff.
The facility will be conveniently located on the Highway 401 corridor just northeast of Raeford.