When it comes to getting or needing medical attention while you’re here in Murphy NC, it’s great to have Murphy Medical Center (MMC) as our local hospital. Hopefully, you’ll never need it while you’re here, yet if you do, they’re here for you! 🙂
Murphy Medical Center is a 57 bed hospital, 120 bed nursing home, 14 bed Alzheimer Unit, and 24 hour emergency room. For the majority of medical needs, they can make sure you’re taken care of right here without ever having to leave Murphy. In fact, we’ve had a number of family members to make stops in MMC – of course we won’t mention any names or point any fingers! 😆
Needs for Major Medical Procedures
In the event of major medical issues such as open heart surgery or other highly specialized needs, MMC is affiliated with Mission St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville NC, Emory in Atlanta, and Erlanger in Chattanooga. If you require it, they can easily refer, transport, or fly you there in the case of a medical emergency. That way, no matter your need, you know you’ll be pointed in the right direction for the best medical attention.
Where is Murphy Medical Center Located?
MMC is located in the Peachtree Community of Murphy, which is just 5 minutes Southeast of Downtown Murphy. Their physical address is:3990 East US Highway 64 Alternate Murphy, NC 28906
Medical Infrastructure and Services
One thing I have to say about emergency services is that Cherokee County has a great infrastructure – and more importantly – the folks dedicated to it are the best of the best. The local EMT’s and ambulance services have many stations throughout the county, so when a need arises, they can be there to take care of you in a moment.
Other Medical Alternatives
Being that Murphy NC is located to close to both Tennessee and Georgia, we have two other local hospitals practically just across the county and state line. There’s Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA (which depending on where you are in Cherokee County, can be as little as a 10 minute drive) and Copper Basin Medical Center in Copperhill, TN (which is only 15 minutes away depending on where you are in the county). It’s nice we have so many options so close by!
If you’d like to learn more about MMC, feel free to visit Murphy Medical’s Official Website.
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