Central Carolina Hospital

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Sanford, North Carolina

Central Carolina Hospital is nestled in the heart of central North Carolina and is located only 40 minutes southwest of Raleigh, the state capitol, and just 40 minutes from the gates of Fort Bragg Military base.  With the famed golf courses of Pinehurst nearby, and the growing communities of Cary, Apex and Chapel Hill next door, the area has something for everyone--whether it is a family-friendly, small town lifestyle or the bustling suburban feel.

Population: 59,000

The Hospital

Central Carolina Hospital is a 137-bed acute care hospital serving the healthcare needs of Lee County and surrounding communities.  A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties, including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, hospitalist services, nephrology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine and wound care. Additional hospital services include physical and occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

Central Carolina also has provider networks in place for primary care, ear nose and throat (ENT), cardiology and women’s care to provide timely access to care, programs and education.

Central Carolina Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is a certified primary stroke center. We are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: 64 Slice CT Scan, Diagnostic Catherization Laboratory, and Makoplasty Robotic Assisted Surgery.

To learn more, visit www.centralcarolinahospital.com

The Community

With gorgeous beaches and majestic mountains less than three hours away, Sanford-Lee residents can easily slip away for a little R&R. But what people really love is right here: A vibrant and vital arts scene and resort quality recreation, not to mention great year-round weather. The Sanford area is paced for pleasure, with so much to do. Catch a show at The Temple Theatre, Carolina’s center for performing arts restored 1920’s inspired venue that attracts more than 30,000 theatre goers a year. Visit the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival a 2-day event each spring that showcases the work of North Carolina’s leading potters and artisans, as well as the products of the state’s premier vintners, brewers and vineyards. Visit Historic Downtown featuring historic buildings, one-of-kind shopping and dining experiences as well as the Depot Park on the grounds of the Railroad House and the old railroad depot. Central Carolina Community College, which has been ranked among the top community colleges nationally, has its main campus in Sanford.


Sanford keeps residents active with a vast array of recreational options.  Championship golf at 5 outstanding area golf courses include Tobacco Road, nationally ranked 4th best public course by Golf Digest and 50th best public course in the world by Golf Course Architecture, it is hard to beat Sanford and Lee county. Sanford’s municipal course is great too with a pine-lined fairway and a water view on the back nine. Expanding greenways allows for bicycling, strolling, jogging or just enjoying the fresh North Carolina air. While the 177-acre San Lee Park and Bicycle Trail is a regional favorite, San Lee Park also offers picnic areas, paddle boating and kayaking. And for simple, spectacular outdoor getaways, try paddling the 76-mile trek on the Deep River.  Or if lake life suites you, try out the action at the 1,400 acres of Jordan Lake that offers nine recreation areas, where boating, camping, swimming, and picnicking are popular.  Bald eagle watching is also a favorite there.