St. Luke's Hospital located in Columbus, NC, is a critical access community hospital that offers a wide array of acute care health services and advanced technology with an extra dose of personalized attention. www.SaintLukesHospital.com
St. Luke's is widely known for the personalized care and compassion extended to patients and their families. Along with "high touch" healthcare, St. Luke's provides "high tech" services such as all digital imaging capabilities, 24-hour physician staffed Emergency Department, impressive Surgical Services, advancements in Orthopedic Surgery a new state-of-the-art Therapeutic Gym for Rehabilitation, 10-bed Inpatient Geriatric Behavioral Health just to name a few.
Surrounded by hardwoods, mountain laurels and wildflowers for a peaceful setting, don't be misled. Polk County is not a sleepy community! You will truly be immersed in nature with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking to waterfalls, cycling up White Oak Mountain, zip lining through The Gorge, horseback riding, fishing at Lake Adger (stocked with Muskies), kayaking or tubing down Green River, golfing and many festivals.
Want a more relaxed day. Visit the many museums, historical sites, take a stroll through Farwell Garden, go to a wine tasting at one of the local wineries, sample the delicious ciders from Adkins Orchard, take a drive along the Pacolet River Scenic Byway, fly a kite up on Hawk's Ridge, take a walk on a Birding Trail, or visit the many parks. www.NC-Mountains.org
Did I mention horses? FENCE Equestrian Center has stabling for over 300 horses in 11 barns. The Block House Steeplechase has been run in Polk County (Tryon) since 1947. FENCE host many disciplines year-round; cross-country trials, and horse shows including Dressage, Combined Training, Hunter Pace, Stadium Jumping, and Carriage Driving. www.FENCE.org
Don't miss the most famous horse of all, Morris the Horse, a well-loved landmark in Tryon since 1928. He is a symbol of the community's love of horses and a replica of an era gone by when wooden toy horses were made there and shipped all over the world.
In Polk County, we're proud of the rural lifestyle, scenic beauty and southern charm of our community nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountians. Be a part of the proud heritage that Polk County has to offer and know that at St. Luke's Hospital, you will find exceptional care, close to home!