Physician and Provider Recruitment

Elkin and the surrounding area provide access to diverse leisure activities, including hiking, water sports, state parks, and broad cultural activities including theater and symphony. The Yadkin Valley area also is home to a thriving wine industry and incredible golf courses!

A low cost of living and great schools make this a special place that offers the best of both small-town living and sophisticated medical care.

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (HCMH) is located in beautiful Elkin, N.C. The hospital is a private, not-for-profit organization with an 85-year history of distinguished service. Highlights of a career with HCMH include:

  • More than 850 employees
  • More than 70 physicians representing 26 specialties and subspecialties
  • A state-of-the-art $50 million patient tower and state-of-the-art surgical department
  • Hospital-sponsored education loan assistance
  • An attractive sign-on bonus
  • Coverage of relocation expenses

Watch this short video to learn what some of our physicians have to say.

Laura Oakes, MHA

Laura Oakes brings more than 15 years of healthcare management experience to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, with the last 9 years focusing heavily on provider recruitment. In addition to recruitment, Laura’s current role within Hugh Chatham also focuses on provider onboarding and retention, the operational aspects of the Hugh Chatham multispecialty practices, as well as strategic planning and service line development for the organization.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Appalachian State University. Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time outdoors, and cooking.

Director of Market Development, Integration, and Recruitment

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
180 Parkwood Drive
Elkin, NC 28621


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