McDowell Hospital, established in 1983, is a nonprofit health center offering medical services and rehabilitation programs to patients and senior citizens throughout North Carolina. It has various departments, such as obstetrics, gynecology, podiatry, orthopedics hematology, chemotherapy, microbiology and blood bank. Its cardiopulmonary department provides ventilator care; arterial blood gas and pulmonary function testing; and code and childbirth assistance to women. The services offered by the hospital include diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, CT scans, ultrasound, mobile mammography, cancer screenings, echocardiogram studies, stress testing, Holter monitoring and magnetic resonance imaging. It also provides various surgical procedures that include laparoscopies and endoscopies, hand surgeries, urology and dental procedures. The additional services offered by the hospital include pain and wound management, community outreach programs, blood transfusion, health screenings, nutrition counseling and health education. McDowell Hospital is located in Marion, N.C.