In December 1945, a group of concerned citizens of Caldwell County organized themselves into a non-profit corporation to be known as Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Inc.for the purpose of building an acute general hospital for the local citizenry. These individuals became the incorporators and, after the charter was received, they became the original Board of Trustees.
Campaigns were then conducted to raise the local money necessary for participation in state and federal funding. The building began in 1949 and the hospital received its first patient on January 1, 1951. Caldwell Memorial had a beginning Medical Staff of 17 members that were appointed by the Board of Trustees.
During the years, a number of renovations have been made and services added including Radiation Oncology, Computer-Assisted Minimally-Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery, Digital Mammography, Fixed Cardiac Catheterization, MRI, Inpatient Dialysis, 24-hour Emergency Services, Cardio-pulmonary; Laboratory; Diagnostic Imaging and Physical Therapy.
On May 1, 2013 Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Inc. announced that it had joined the UNC Health Care System.
Caldwell is pleased to provide you with the quality healthcare you trust and the caring you deserve. Since opening in 1951, we have continued to grow and change in order to better meet your needs. In May of 2013 we proudly became part of UNC Health Care System.
Among Caldwell's many services and divisions are Caldwell Spine Center program; carotid artery stenting; cardiovascular and endovascular care; Digestive Health Center, a fully-staffed 24-hour Emergency Department; Foothills Dialysis Access; McCreary Cancer Center (in collaboration with UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians); The Quest4Life Wellness Center; Robbins Cardiology; Robbins Pulmonology, and Robbins Surgical. Our mission is to provide safe, effective, compassionate care and to promote healthy lifestyles to our community.
Caldwell Physicians is a division of Caldwell Memorial Hospital representing more than 60 provider practitioners rendering care to our community. Caldwell Physicians includes: Anderson Medical Park; Digestive Health Center; Foothills Dialysis Access; HealthWorks; Laurel Park Women’s Health; Mulberry Pediatrics; Robbins Cardiology; Robbins Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy; Robbins Medical Park; Robbins Pulmonology; Robbins Surgical; Southfork Medical Park; The Falls Medical Park; The Falls Pediatrics; and Westpointe Medical Practice. The services of PLUS Urgent Care, family medicine and internal medicine are available at Anderson Medical Park, The Falls Medical Park, and Robbins Medical Park.