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Explore our accomplishments in matching our community's generosity with the medical needs of its people.

Advanced Facilities

Reid Heart Center: Your heart is in the right place


Completed in 2011, Reid Heart Center, the FirstHealth Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Moore Regional Hospital, offers next-generation cardiac and vascular care. Its nationally respected staff of cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiologists work together to treat heart patients with the latest in technology, clinical methods and clinical trials. The vision of donors Walter and Betty Reid made the Center possible in conjunction with the Stepping Stones Campaign conducted by The Foundation of FirstHealth. Learn more.


FirstHealth Hospice House: Caring for people with dignity and grace


Serving people with life-limiting illnesses, FirstHealth Hospice House provides our community with resources for taking care of patients and their families in a home-like setting. The facility, a short distance from FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, meets the needs of patients and family alike. Operations are supported in part through the FirstHealth Hospice Foundation. Learn more.


Clara McLean House: Kindness with a front porch


Opened in 2012, the Clara McLean House is setting a grand new standard for what have been called hospital hospitality houses. Reflecting the vision of donors like Clara McLean and Ruth Watkins, the Foundation developed and operates this haven of hope, support and affordable lodging. Clara’s House serves families traveling far from home with a loved one in the hospital, as well as outpatients here for treatment of serious illnesses. Learn more.


Today is your chance to save a life

Won’t you join with your friends and neighbors in supporting health care in the mid-Carolinas with a generous donation?

Click here to donate online


Innovative Equipment and Training

EBUS: Innovative care for lung cancer patients

EBUS stands for endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). Using EBUS equipment purchased with funds from The Foundation, physicians at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital can now diagnose and stage lung cancer and other diseases of the lung faster and more effectively. The EBUS procedure lets them collect better tissue and fluid samples from the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes without conventional surgery and no incisions. That means patients can usually go home the same day and no longer have to travel far from home for the procedure.


LifeVest™ Rentals: A fashion statement that saves lives

Over the past three years, the Foundation has distributed $51,000 for the rental fees of this life-saving equipment, which helps help patients waiting on a pacemaker.  The LifeVest™ is a personal defibrillator worn by the patient at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. It monitors the patient’s heart continuously, and if the patient goes into a life-threatening arrhythmia, the LifeVest delivers a shock treatment to restore the patient’s heart to a normal rhythm. For patients who need financial assistance, we’ve got them covered.

Nurse Training: A sound investment

The nurses in the Emergency Department have better equipment for performing ultrasounds – and they know how to use it! The Foundation invested $37,500 in 2013 to provide the equipment and training to ensure its effective use.


Today is your chance to save a life

Won’t you join with your friends and neighbors in supporting health care in the mid-Carolinas with a generous donation?

Click here to donate online.

If you would like discuss different gift options or if you have a special area you would like to support, please call The Foundation at (910) 695-7500 for assistance.



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