When Iredell Memorial Hospital opened in 1954, we were a 100-bed hospital with a mission focused on the well-being of the community we serve. The name, Iredell Memorial Hospital, was selected by a board of trustees as a memorial to all members of armed forces from Iredell County who gave their lives in defense of the United States.
Although we have grown to a 247-bed hospital to meet the needs of the community today, the buildings and grounds are still owned by the citizens of Iredell County and all revenue is reinvested in medical technology and staff. Because we are a nonprofit hospital, our focus is on promoting health and wellness in our community, not on the bottom line.
Our dedication to our community is evident in the five-star customer service awards we consistently receive. Our purpose is to provide advanced healthcare while maintaining the warmth and compassion of a community hospital, giving our patients the peace of mind that they are getting the best medical care available.
As numerous freestanding services were added to meet the needs of the community, we became Iredell Health System. Today we employ approximately 1,600 people, making us the third-largest employer in Iredell County. There are approximately 260 physicians on staff representing a variety of specialties. Iredell offers convenient and easy access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and comprehensive health services.