WestCare Health System

Thanks for your interest in learning more about WestCare Health System. WestCare is a two-hospital system serving the healthcare needs of four of the westernmost counties of North Carolina. Our longstanding reputation for quality, service, and compassion is what makes us stand out as the place for visitors, seasonal residents, and lifelong community members to receive outstanding healthcare.
Our number one goal is to provide a world-class patient experience. No matter how long your stay in our hospital, the quality of care you receive is our number one priority, each and every day. Not only is the quality of the clinical care you receive important, but so is how you feel when you’re in our care. For that reason, we treat patients as family and friends here at WestCare.
Read below for more facts about the history of WestCare and our facilities. We sincerely hope your health does not require a visit with us, but should you or your loved ones need care, you can trust that you’re in good hands with us.


About WestCare

WestCare was formed through a partnership of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital in 1997 and serves Jackson, Swain, Macon and Graham counties with primary and subspecialty care, outpatient facilities, and urgent care.
Harris Regional Hospital is an 86-bed acute care facility located in Sylva, NC. With a long-standing reputation for excellent care, this fully-accredited hospital has been providing care to western North Carolina residents since 1929. Harris offers five major service lines, including orthopaedics, cardiology, general surgery, women’s care, and emergency medicine, as well sports medicine, physical therapy, imaging and laboratory services, and many other areas of subspecialty care.
Swain County Hospital is a 48-bed, fully-accredited critical access hospital located in Bryson City, NC, which has been serving the residents of Swain and Graham counties since 1948. The hospital, along with an outpatient physician practice, offers primary and inpatient care, as well as emergency, laboratory, imaging, rehabilitation, urology, cardiopulmonary, geriatric outpatient, pediatric and gastroenterology services, and a pain clinic.
WestCare Medical Park of Franklin is an outpatient facility serving residents of Macon county and surrounding communities with a full range of services including primary care, imaging, general surgery pre-op/post-op, and rehabilitation services, as well as other specialty services like orthopaedics and urology.