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Clay County – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Hayesville Primary Care

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

On August 2, 2019, Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Hayesville Clinic site. Dr, Rob Peck, Chairman of Clay County’s Board of Commissioners, said, “The Clay County Board of Commissioners identified the need for better access to medical care several years ago. In fact, the Board of Commissioners believes it to be in the best interest of the citizens of Clay County to have local access to high quality medical care right here in Clay County. As Chairman of the Board, I am glad to see Erlanger Western Carolina expand its presence in Clay County. I extend a heartfelt thank you to Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital for making this commitment to provide accessible health care available here in our community.” Mark Kimball, Chief Executive Officer – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital, along with the medical providers and staff for the new facility greeted visitors and gave them a tour of the new Hayesville Clinic. According to Mr. Kimball, “Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital’s goal is to provide our community with more access to exceptional healthcare, closer to home. These new Hayesville services will do just that by offering extended hours, a fast and efficient walk-in clinic and a primary care medical home, all in the same facility and with local Hayesville providers.” As part of his opening remarks, Mr. Kimball thanked County Manager, Mark Pullium for helping secure grant funds used to open this facility.

Many citizens of Clay County and surrounding communities attended the ribbon cutting. Some of the important officials who came to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony include, Scotty Penland, Commissioner – Clay County Board of Commissioners, Mark Pullium – Clay County Manager, and Mayor Harry Baughn – Town of Hayesville.

Dr. Karen Davis, a primary care physician, will be joining the Hayesville Clinic and will be accepting new patients beginning in September of 2019. Dr. Davis was among the medical providers who came to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

For questions regarding this announcement, please call or email Mark Pullium at (828) 389-0089 or

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