Harris Regional Hospital welcomes Dr. Ja’Pel Sumpter

May 17, 2020

Harris Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Ja’Pel Sumpter, MD to Harris Women’s Care. Dr. Sumpter joins Sabine Kelischek, MD, Alvin Strasburger, MD, Sally Inglesby-Schaefer, CNM, Judy Layton, CNM, Anne Karner, CNM, Darci Walker, CNM and Kathy Walsh, NP in providing obstetrics and gynecology services to women in Jackson, Swain, Graham, and Macon counties and the surrounding region.

Dr. Sumpter received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Dr. Sumpter is now accepting new patients.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sumpter to Harris Women’s Care. Dr. Sumpter rounds out a team of eight providers including physicians, nurse midwives, and a nurse practitioner to take care of women and families in western North Carolina. The New Generations Family Birthing Center at Harris Regional Hospital is the only facility in our corner of the state delivering babies. It is a privilege to serve families with high quality, high-tech services close to home and we are glad that Dr. Sumpter is part of that vision,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital.

Harris Women’s Care has convenient locations in Sylva, Bryson City and Franklin. Telehealth appointments are also now available for women’s care. Options include teleconferencing and videoconferencing.

Women’s care services available through Harris Regional Hospital include mammography, obstetrics and gynecology, labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery, breast care, and routine well check appointments.

Appointments may be made by calling 828.631.8913. To see a list of all available women’s care providers including patient ratings, visit the Find a Doctor page on MyHarrisRegional.com

About Harris Regional Hospital

Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.