Local Healthcare

Harnett Health offers two hospitals with Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn and Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington. 

Betsy Johnson Hospital has been serving the community since 1937. It offers comprehensive services, including emergency care with ER Express, outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, a birthing center, and 87 inpatient beds for critical care, med-surg, and pediatrics. Additional services include breast care, rehabilitation with physical, occupational, and speech therapies, aquatic therapy, exercise programs, and cardiac rehab.

Central Harnett Hospital opened on January 18, 2013. It provides emergency services, outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, and inpatient care with 44 private rooms.

Additional facilities are located in municipalities and growth areas throughout the County. Offerings include outpatient surgery, emergency services, medical imaging, physical, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Harnett Health
Harnett Health

Community Care: Supporting Access to Healthcare for All in Harnett County

Harnett County Economic Development is committed to working with our community and healthcare partners to enhance the quality of care in Harnett County.  In August 2023, our team celebrated alongside various community partners as ground was broken in Brightwater Technology Park in Lillington to construct a three-story, 70,000-square-foot Medical Arts Complex, which will be anchored by a new Cancer Center. 

This project was made possible through years-long collaboration among county and state partners, a Golden LEAF Foundation’s Community-Based Grants Initiative (CBGI), and a local match from Harnett County Government. 

Our private development partner, the Harnett Economic Development Corporation, has also committed to expanding care through a sale of 26 additional acres across 11 lots in Brightwater Technology Park to Cape Fear Valley/Harnett Health. Future plans include a new adolescent behavioral healthcare unit.

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Groundbreaking of the Cancer Center and Medical Arts Building at Central Harnett Hospital
Groundbreaking of the Cancer Center and Medical Arts Building at Central Harnett Hospital

Regional Healthcare

Apart from Harnett Health, Harnett County’s location provides access to regional healthcare services. Duke University Medical Center and UNC Medical Center, both within an hour's drive of Harnett County, consistently earn top rankings on US News and World Report's list of America's Best Hospitals.

Triangle Area Hospitals:

  • Duke University Hospital (Durham)
  • UNC Medical Center (Chapel Hill)
  • WakeMed Health & Hospitals (Raleigh)
  • Duke Raleigh Hospital (Raleigh)
  • Rex Hospital (Raleigh)
  • Duke Regional Hospital (Durham)

These hospitals collectively provide a wide range of medical services and are known for their excellence in patient care, research, and medical education.

Education Partners: Advancing Healthcare in Harnett County Communities

Harnett County serves as a training ground for students pursuing careers in various healthcare fields, offering a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning and professional development. Central to this educational environment are Campbell University and Central Carolina Community College, both of which provide comprehensive programs and practical experiences that prepare students for the demands of the healthcare industry.

Together, Campbell University and Central Carolina Community College ensure that Harnett County remains a hub for healthcare education, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to excel in their future careers. Through these institutions, students are well-prepared to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the Harnett County community and beyond.

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Campbell University students
Campbell University students