Central Carolina Hospital

First Health Richmond Memorial

Where Caring is a Commitment. St. Joseph of the Pines organization has been serving Southern Pines and Pinehurst for more than 60 years. Beginning in 1948, the former Pine Needles Inn operated as St. Joseph of the Pines Hospital, a 75-bed acute care facility.

In 1965, the Sisters of Providence transitioned and transformed St. Joseph of the Pines into a provider of retirement living and services to older adults.Where independence is a way of life.

As the concept of continuing care changed throughout the country, this organization evolved, converting the hospital to a nursing home under the guidance and support of the Sisters of Providence. Later, this building became the focal point of classic retirement living at Pine Knoll. Its sister community, Belle Meade, opened in the 1990s.Today, St. Joseph of the Pines is an aging services network offering a full continuum of retirement housing, health care and community based services for older adults as well as community outreach to those in need. For more information, click here.


St Joseph Of The Pines The Health Center

First Health Of The Carolinas Moore Regional Hospital

First Health Richmond Memorial
925 S Long Dr
​Rockingham, NC 28379

Sandhills Regional Medical Center
1000 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345

Central Carolina Hospital
1135 Carthage St
Sanford, NC 27330 
A trip to the hospital can be an intimidating event for patients and their families. As a caregiver, you are focused completely on your family member's medical treatment, and so is the hospital staff.

When in need of medical care, picking a good hospital is one of the most important choices a savvy consumer can make. Sometimes, choosing a hospital is as simple as picking the one closest to you, the one where your doctor works or the one that accepts your insurance. It's important to remember that not all hospitals are created equal-- they vary in quality and have different strengths and weaknesses. So if you have an option of where to go for care, how do you make the best choice? Fortunately, Pinehurst has 5 great hospitals in the area. Continue reading to learn about each medical care facility.

pINEHURST Local Area Hospitals

Central Carolina Hospital has served the healthcare needs of Lee County and surrounding areas for over 30 years. 

The advances in medicine and strides in technology are providing local communities access to better healthcare. The caring staff will be here to help you and your loved ones when the need arises. The comfort and care of their patients is their major goal.

Central Carolina Hospital desires to provide you with the tools needed to educate and increase your health awareness. At Central Carolina Hospital, they're always striving to improve your level of care.


Click here for more information on the Central Carolina Hospital.


A 99-bed community hospital, FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital-A Division of Moore Regional Hospital, serves the emergency, inpatient, outpatient and acute-care needs of the people of Richmond County and the surrounding area. 

The hospital first opened in 1952 and was originally certified for 50 beds. 

Richmond Memorial offers medical and surgical hospital services as well as unique specialized services including a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center specializing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, thermal burns, crush injuries, pressure ulcers and other non-healing wounds.

Richmond Memorial Hospital joined the FirstHealth of the Carolinas family on March 1, 2001, and became a division of Moore Regional Hospital in August 2009.


Click here, to learn more about FirstHealth Richmond Memorial.

WebMD has identified 5 hospitals in the Pinehurst area:
First Health Of The Carolinas 
Moore Regional Hospital
155 Memorial Dr
Pinehurst, NC 28374

St Joseph Of The Pines The Health Center
103 Gossman Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387





The hospital, renamed Sandhills Regional Medical Center during the transition, celebrated a decade of progress  in 2010 as it marked the 10th anniversary at its new location on U.S. Highway 74 Business.

There have been many accomplishments during the first decade. One of the greatest achievements has been breaking ground for the county’s first fixed-based MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner), which took place on March 30, 2010. The open bore, 1.5 Tesla MRI features a larger opening for claustrophobic patients, and has the ability to capture high-quality diagnostic images.Sandhills Regional received the official certificate of approval for the fixed-based MRI in 2009 from the Certificate of Need Section, Division of Health Service Regulation, Department of Health and Human Services.“This is a historic undertaking in healthcare in Richmond County,” said Mike McNair, SHRMC chief executive officer. “We are committed to delivering the best care possible to this community and this MRI project is another indicator of our growth here.”McNair is the newest CEO to Sandhills Regional and will lead the hospital forward. He is no stranger to Hamlet as he served one year as chief financial officer for Hamlet Hospital in 1987.Since then, McNair has worked for hospitals in Texas, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.











The following are other major accomplishments of Sandhills Regional Medical Center over the past decade:


- Getting approval from the Certificate of Need Section of the N.C. Division of Facility Services to add six acute care beds, going from a 64- to a 70-bed facility.
- Opening of the very first wound care center in this area (ahead of Moore, Scotland, Anson and Cumberland counties in N.C., and Marlbor and Chesterfield counties in S.C.).
- Opening of Options, an outpatient behavioral health program for acute psychiatric disorders.Establishment of Pain Management specialty through Dr. Paul Singh of the Carolina Spine Center.
- Having the largest multi-specialty physician practice group in the county.A $65,000 sponsorship of the Richmond Community College teaching chair.
​ - A $50,000 donation to Richmond Community College’s Health Science Building
- SHRMC paid more than $1M in taxes to the City of Hamlet.
- SHRMC paid nearly $1.5M in taxes to Richmond County.
​ - SHRMC contributed more than half a million dollars to local charities and various sponsorships.


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Sandhills Regional Medical Center

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is a 395-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the referral center for a 15-county region in the Carolinas. Located in Pinehurst, N.C., it is the flagship hospital for FirstHealth of the Carolinas, the region’s first comprehensive health care network.

Moore Regional Hospital opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1929, with 33 beds, five bassinets and a staff of 27. Since then, Moore Regional Hospital has grown to include an active medical staff of 249 physicians, a professional staff of more than 2,700 and an average of 750 volunteers and offers a full range of health care services to people within the five-county primary service area and ten-county secondary service area. 


Moore Regional Hospital is host to a number of unique services including: 

​Bariatric & Weight-loss Surgery
​Reid Heart Center- the FirstHealth Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Comprehensive Cancer Center
World-class Orthopaedic Program
NeurosurgeryNeonatal Intensive Care Unit
Robotic SurgeryReid Research Center for Clinical Trials
Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers
Centers for Health & Fitness
Behavioral Services
Specialty Centers including:Back & Neck Pain Center
​Chest CenterInfectious Diseases


For more information on the Moore Regional Hospital, visit their home page here.