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Ashe Memorial Hospital is a 25 critical access bed facility, dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care available to the people of Jefferson and Ashe County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. This facility has earned a number of national awards and recognition such as The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is affiliated with the Novant Stroke Program. A brand new 13-bed Emergency Department opened in October 2016.

Annual Patient Volume: 12,000
ED Beds: 13
Admission Rate: 15%
Documentation: Meditech with Dragon Dictation
Physician Daily Coverage: 24 Hours

Nestled in the North Carolina High Country of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town of Jefferson is the heart of Ashe County. As the county seat, it is the hub of government, health care and social services for our 25,000 area residents. Residents enjoy the comfort and security of a small town with easy accessibility to a major university (Appalachian State) and to amenities offered by larger communities in North Carolina, southwest Virginia and east Tennessee.

Why Practice with AthenaMD?

AtehnaMD, a division of ApolloMD, is physician operated with a Preferred Physician Ownership Model and we pride ourselves in providing a setting where our physicians maintain a high quality of life thru market-leading compensation, physician friendly contracts that are written in plain-language, and do not contain restrictive clauses or non-competes. Our physicians enjoy professional development opportunities and are supported through comprehensive on-site practice resources including administrative personnel. In addition, AthenaMD physicians are offered ownership options through our ApolloMD/AthenaMD Partnership Program (APP), allowing them to build equity in a thriving group from day one, rather than waiting years to share in the success of a practice.

ApolloMD is a privately held, multispecialty physician practice headquartered in Atlanta, GA that is focused on rewarding physicians with quality of life, top income and ownership incentives that further their career goals while satisfying the emergency medicine, anesthesia, radiology, and hospital medicine needs of hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide. This focus, which we have maintained since our inception nearly thirty years ago, has allowed us to become one of the most successful and fastest growing groups in the country. As a physician-owned and operated practice driven by the best interests of our doctors, we offer a different kind of partnership than traditional physician groups. We do not believe in non-competes and restrictive clauses. Our physicians work with us because they want tonot out of obligation. Together, we nourish a commitment to continuously improving efficiency, quality and patient satisfaction.