Harris Regional Hospital provides new scoreboard for Smoky Mountain High School

August 12, 2016

SYLVA, N.C. – Harris Regional Hospital has provided a new scoreboard for the Carr Hooper Stadium and Babe Howell Field at Smoky Mountain High School as part of its longstanding commitment to Mustangs athletes, families and fans.

The scoreboard features the Smoky Mountain High School logo and mustang mascot in addition to the Harris Regional Hospital and Harris Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine logos. Through its orthopaedics, sports medicine, physical therapy and athletic training programs, Harris Regional Hospital provides game coverage and training support for Smoky Mountain High School and eight other schools in the region including Cherokee High School, Swain County High School, Robbinsville High School, Andrews High School, Murphy High School, Hayesville High School, Rabun County (Ga.) High School, and Blue Ridge School in southern Jackson County.

The new scoreboard represents updated technology and greater visibility for visitors to the stadium.

“The new scoreboard is a state-of-the-art display that will help the student athlete feel special and proud to be playing for their school and community.  This a huge gift and will help us achieve our goal to have the best facilities possible for the children of Jackson County. Our small community has a tradition of collaboration and this is yet one more example of our business partners stepping up and supporting our students.  We are thrilled that we live in a community that values our children and continues to be progressive,” said Dr. Michael Murray, superintendent of Jackson County Public Schools.    

“The scoreboard tangibly signifies our decades-long commitment to the players, coaches, parents and anyone who attends games at Smoky Mountain High School. It is our privilege to care for Mustangs athletes and hundreds of other student athletes throughout our region with free sports physicals, game coverage and athletic training to ensure a safe season for everyone,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital.

Smoky Mountain High School kicks off its 2016 football season on Friday, August 26 at home against Swain County High School.

About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital

Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.

Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.

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