Davis Regional's economic impact exceeds $128 million annually
Davis Regional Medical Center has benefited from more than $15 million in upgrades in recent years.
Special to SVLfreenews.com
Davis Regional Medical Center is closing in on a century of service to residents of Iredell and surrounding counties.
Over the course of 2018, the hospital touched thousands of lives, providing care for patients who were admitted to the hospital, utilized its emergency room, or sought care on an outpatient basis.
“One of the most unique aspects of healthcare is that the need for our service never ceases and our doors never close,” said Josh Snow, Davis Regional CEO. “It is through the commitment and selflessness of our caregivers and staff that Davis Regional is able to care for our community 365 days – and nights – a year. And for that, we are grateful. Given our collective impact, we have much to celebrate.”
As the hospital, which has been open for 98 years, works to continuously meet patient needs, it also gives back to the broader Iredell County region. In the last year alone, Davis Regional provided more than $30 million in charity and uncompensated care to the area’s neediest residents. The hospital’s total economic impact within the community exceeded $128 million in 2018, including more than $725,000 in local tax to support the community. Over the past five years the hospital has paid more than $10 million in local property and sales taxes.
In an ongoing commitment to further expand access to quality primary and specialty care, six new medical providers joined the 300-plus physicians already practicing on the Davis Regional medical staff.
The hospital’s quality of care was once again recognized by respected medical accrediting bodies, including The Joint Commission, American Institution of Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, North Carolina Department of Health, the College of American Pathologists, and the American College of Radiology.
“Davis Regional has a long-standing tradition of providing high-quality, compassionate care. We will continue to work diligently to meet the changing needs of our community. It is our honor to have been a vital member of this community for over ninety-eight years,” noted Dr. Ralph Bentley, Davis Regional's chairman of the board.
Davis Regional also enjoyed working with a number of local charitable and community organizations, including American Heart Association, United Way of Iredell County, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs, Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and numerous more. Free health education seminars, community screenings and other in-kind donations are another way Davis Regional helped area residents take care of their health.
The hospital remains committed to adjusting its services to respond to the community’s changing needs as evidenced through the addition of expanded services. More than $15 million dollars have been invested in upgrades over the past several years. The Endoscopy Suite was recently renovated to improve the patient’s overall experience. Patient rooms in the medical/surgical wings were renovated to make the patient’s stay as pleasant as possible. Dedicated senior-friendly rooms in the ER also work to enhance the patient experience for the senior population.
About Davis Regional Medical Center
Founded in 1920, Davis Regional is a 144-bed, acute care hospital serving Statesville and the surrounding counties. Located at I-40, Exit 154 in Statesville, Davis Regional offers a wide range of health care services, with more than 300 physicians on staff in a variety of specialty areas. Learn more at www.DavisRegional.com