Harris Regional Hospital partners with Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers to open physical therapy clinic in Robbinsville

September 3, 2019

Robbinsville – Harris Regional Hospital and Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (AMCHC) have partnered to provide physical therapy onsite at the AMCHC Tallulah Community Health Center, 409 Tallulah Road, in Robbinsville beginning October 21. Matthew Wronsky, a physical therapist with Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital, will see patients on Mondays and Thursdays with additional days in 2020.

“We are excited to provide physical therapy services at the AMCHC Tallulah Community Health Center in Robbinsville. Our hospitals have a long history of collaboration with Tallulah in serving the residents of Graham County. Physical therapy is yet another way we can work together to expand access to care in western North Carolina,” said Steve Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital.

"Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers’ ongoing partnership with Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital continues to strengthen the health care safety net in Graham County,” said Reuben Pettiford, Chief Executive Officer, Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers.

“Adding physical therapy to the integrated services provided by the AMCHC Tallulah Community Health Center will enhance the ‘whole person’ health care we are committed to providing.”

Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (AMCHC) delivers timely, comprehensive, and quality health care to the area’s most vulnerable and high-risk populations with dignity and respect –regardless of a person’s ability to pay. AMCHC has six sites located in Buncombe, Cherokee, Graham, and Jackson counties offering accessible integrated primary care and behavioral health services.

Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy for adults and children at locations throughout western North Carolina including Sylva, Bryson City, Franklin, and Cullowhee. Sports medicine services are available to the community and athletes at Western Carolina University. The hospitals provide athletic training to eight area high schools, covering all athletic seasons, and free sports physicals to more than 1,000 high school athletes each year.

To make an appointment call 828.479.6434.

About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community 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.

Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.

About Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers
Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (AMCHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) under section 330 of the Public Health Act based in Asheville, North Carolina. AMCHC offers patient-centered, financially viable care through a network of six accessible health care centers throughout Western North Carolina. To learn more, visit www.amchc.org.