Emergency Room, 24/7

Rutherford Regional Health System

288 S. Ridgecrest Ave.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: (828) 286-5000
Open 24 hours, every day

Health issues don't take nights and weekends off. Our quality care and treatment don't either. 

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About our Emergency Room Services

At Rutherford Regional Health System, our Emergency Room (ER) team is staffed 24/7 with emergency physicians, nurses and staff who are trained in providing emergency care. Our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you or your family when you need it the most.  

What to Expect in our ER

As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand. 

Quality Emergency Care for Heart Attacks and Strokes

The national recognition we've earned demonstrates our staff's commitment to providing the highest quality of care including:

American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center 

Rutherford Reginoal Health System has received Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best heart care treatment available. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:

  • Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
  • Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible 
  • Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies 
  • Improved quality of life after a heart episode

Learn more about Chest Pain Awareness 

Recognize the Symptoms: 

Two of the most common life-treatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. Timely treatment is crucial!