Columbus Regional Healthcare System was founded in 1935 when local physician Dr. Warren Edwin Miller started a 12-bed hospital in a Victorian home in Whiteville. A year later, the home’s porches were enclosed to accommodate more patients. Over the next 70 years, the hospital would be replaced twice. The current facility was dedicated December 11, 1977, and continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of the community.
Today, CRHS boasts an impressive and highly trained medical staff and other healthcare professionals who represent a range of specialties and are dedicated to the well-being of every patient in their care. Licensed for 154 beds, Columbus Regional Healthcare System is a not-for-profit organization accredited by DNV GL Healthcare.
Provide compassionate care, advance healing and inspire hope for our patients and their loved ones.
CRHS will be the most trusted leader in the delivery of innovative high-quality care, outstanding patient experience with measurable improvements in the health of our community.
EXCELLENCE: We pursue excellence in all that we do, focusing first on safety, quality and service. We will create a caring, healing environment where our patients feel safe and valued.
PEOPLE: We hire and retain the best people and recognize their talents and contributions. We will foster a work environment that supports and promotes teamwork, innovation, achievement, accountability, respect, and diversity. Our teammates are our greatest asset.
STEWARDSHIP: We make prudent use of all of our financial resources to ensure that we can meet our mission over the long-term. We will be good stewards of our natural resources by looking for opportunities to reduce waste and energy utilization.
INTEGRITY: We act with honesty and sincerity and with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with patients, employees, physicians, vendors, and the public.
COMMUNITY: We work continually to improve the health and quality of life for all whom we serve. We contribute health services, education, time and leadership to our community so that it can thrive. We are proud to make a difference
In November 2007, the board of trustees selected Atrium Health, (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) to assume management of CRHS.
Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations, connecting patients with on-demand care, world-class specialists, and the region’s largest primary care network. A recognized leader in healthcare delivery, quality, and innovation, our foundation rests on providing clinically excellent and compassionate care.
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