Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission | PO Box 2017 | Henderson, North Carolina 27536 | 252-492-2094
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A leader in comprehensive regional healthcare with connections to Duke Health.

As a regional hub for the counties of northern North Carolina and southern Virginia, Vance County provides exceptional healthcare quality. Maria Parham Health, a Duke LifePoint hospital, operates a fully accredited, 100+ bed hospital with the region’s most comprehensive medical care. This includes the area’s largest Emergency Department staffed by board certified emergency physicians. The ER is supported by the region’s largest, most advanced Intensive Care Unit.

Maria Parham’s Radiology Department offers the best in imaging and digital technology, including X-ray services, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, 3D mammography, bone density scanning, 64-slice CT, low dose lung CT, and PET.

In 2020, Maria Parham Health joined the national list of Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek, having been determined to demonstrate excellence in maternity care. With more than 500 deliveries annually, mother and baby are first at Maria Parham, with personal care tailored to the needs of each mother and her newborn.

The Maria Parham Advanced Wound Center is equipped with caring staff and specialized treatment plans, with therapy options that include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bio-engineered tissue substitutes, debridement, and more.

As a Duke Health affiliate, Maria Parham Cancer Center features board-certified Duke radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and hematologists. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a Three-Year Accreditation to Maria Parham Cancer Center. The dedicated team of multidisciplinary cancer specialists work together to develop personalized treatment plans for each patient.

The Surgical Services Department incorporates the latest minimally invasive technologies in five operating rooms. The hospital also provides the region’s only accredited respiratory services and a comprehensive Women’s Diagnostic Center. Other specialties include the region’s only accredited inpatient rehabilitation unit and the area’s most extensive GI suite, with state-of-the-art outpatient support in physical and occupational, rehabilitation and speech therapy.

Furthermore, Maria Parham Physician Practices consists of a team of established professionals at different practices in Henderson and surrounding areas. Each practice is proud to offer top quality, comprehensive healthcare in a compassionate environment, close to home.


Maria Parham Health was the first hospital to become a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare. It’s a joint venture of Duke University Health System and LifePoint Hospitals. The partnership was created to build a strong network of hospitals and healthcare providers across North Carolina. It combines Duke's world-class expertise in clinical services and LifePoint's experience in community-based hospital management. The on-going mission is to provide regional hospitals like Maria Parham Health with the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to deliver world-class healthcare, while continuing to grow and prosper in their communities. Maria Parham Health serves as the base for one of the Duke Life Flight helicopters, which respond to the scene of medical/traumatic emergencies to ensure rapid access to critical care.


Maria Parham Health is backed by the medical and clinical resources of Duke University Health System, one of the premier healthcare providers in the Southeast. Duke Health is the second largest private employer in North Carolina with nearly 18,000 employees and nearly 1,500 physicians and researchers.

Duke University Hospital, ranked in 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report, is the #1 hospital in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham region, along with being ranked #1 for Best Children’s Hospitals in North Carolina. Additionally, Duke University School of Medicine is ranked #3 in the nation. The school’s physician assistant program ranked #1 in the U.S. and Duke University’s School of Nursing ranked #3 in the nation. That’s the kind of resources that stand behind Maria Parham Health.


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McKinley Perkinson - Director
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Henderson, North Carolina 27536

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