Iredell Health System is a locally owned and managed not-for-profit organization, which means there are no shareholders. All profits remain in the community to maintain and upgrade technology, a recruit, train and retain a highly skilled staff, and to provide health and wellness services. The people of Iredell County own the buildings and grounds of Iredell Memorial Hospital, which gets no tax dollars and is leased from Iredell County by a local board of trustees.
Number of Employees: About 1,500
Description of services provided/merchandise sold
Iredell Memorial Hospital is a 247-bed facility. In all, the Iredell Health System has about 260 physicians. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and the health system maintains a certified Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. The health system is proud to have the only diabetes program in the county recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Iredell Memorial Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center as certified by The Joint Commission for our long-term success in improving outcomes.
The hospital also has a variety of health centers in multiple locations to better serve our community, including: Iredell Memorial Hospital, Iredell Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, Women’s Health Center, Iredell Home Health, Outpatient Surgery Center, J. Allen Knox Radiation Therapy Center, Iredell Wellness Center in Troutman, Iredell at Mooresville Town Square and numerous other physician offices in the Iredell Physician Network.
Iredell Health System was founded in 1954 with Iredell Memorial Hospital. The board of trustees decided to name it Iredell Memorial Hospital as a memorial to all members of armed forces from Iredell County who gave their lives in defense of the United States.
Mission Statement/Business Philosophy
At Iredell Health System, the mission is to:
- Support our community’s journey toward optimal health;
- Provide an excellent experience for our patients and their families; and
- Deliver high quality, affordable health services
A dedication to patient care means system staff strives for excellence and considers neither “good” nor even “very good” acceptable adjectives to describe the level of care. By maintaining the three aspects of the health system’s mission — supporting the community’s health; providing an excellent experience; and delivering high quality, affordable care — it’s able to truly provide exceptional care to each of the patients it serves. An administrative team sees that the system’s mission, vision and ideals are carried out in the day-to-day operations of the hospital.