Oconee Memorial Hospital has been caring for the residents of the greater Oconee County community since 1939. Throughout its history, our highest priority has been providing compassionate, exceptional care to the families we serve. Today, Oconee Medical Campus consists not only of a 169-bed hospital featuring both a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services, but also a host of community-based services. These include physician practices, a long-term nursing care facility and a residential hospice house.
Distinguished by its caring staff, high-caliber physicians and a long history of promoting the health and well-being of the community it serves, Oconee Memorial Hospital is deeply committed to quality as well as patient safety and satisfaction.
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Outpatient and Diagnostic Services
Most of today’s important healthcare services are performed on an outpatient basis without a required overnight hospital stay. Preventive care tests, diagnostic services and minor surgical procedures are done quickly and conveniently at Oconee Memorial Hospital.
We are constantly improving services, expanding options for our patients and providing the healthcare services they need close to home, where and when they need them most.
About the Mountain Lakes Region
Rolling and mountainous terrain of Oconee and Pickens counties form a region of whitewater rivers, waterfalls, mountain lakes and hiking trails on the very edge of Appalachian culture. The Golden Corner, as it is called, offers 10 private lakes as well as three larger, public lakes — Hartwell, Jocassee and Keowee.
Located on the interstate corridor between Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC, the area affords easy access to the amenities of four diverse states. Full-time residents and thousands of visitors each year are treated to a myriad of activities ranging from hiking to horseback trail rides, whitewater rafting and some of the nation’s finest fly fishing. The Foothills National Recreation Trail covers nearly 100 miles and crosses numerous rivers.
Seneca is at the heart of the Mountain Lakes Region. Originally called “Seneca City” and named for a nearby Native American village and the Seneca River, it was founded in 1873 at the crossing of railroad lines connecting Atlanta and Charlotte. It developed as a marketing and shipping point for cotton and evolved into a hub for textile plant operations throughout the area. In its early and bustling years, a passenger terminal, several hotels and a park were built near the railroad tracks. Today, some of those same structures and the nearby homes of many of the town’s founding families create the core of the city’s impressive Historic District.
With the construction of Lake Hartwell in 1963, followed by Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, Seneca and the area saw dramatic changes. The Oconee Nuclear Station was built on Lake Keowee. The recreation provided by the lakes and other attractions, such as nearby Clemson University, have attracted many retirees from other parts of the country, and retirement communities are now sprinkled across the local landscape.
At the dawning of the 21st Century, Seneca is a thriving city providing a wide array of shopping opportunities, services and entertainment. It boasts a robust economy and a delightful mix of Southern hospitality and cosmopolitan flare. Located at the south end of Lake Keowee, Seneca and the surrounding area of Oconee and Pickens counties create a terrific place to live, work, play and visit.