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Dr. Leslie Smith with FryeCare Physicians Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to Fire Departments for Fire Safety Week

Oct. 18, 2012. Dr. Leslie Smith with FryeCare Physicians in Boone donated pet oxygen masks to the local fire departments during fire safety week. The masks are used to help animals breathe better in the event of a fire. They are specifically sized for each type of pet. This allows the mask to fit closer on the pet’s mouth so that they receive the oxygen that’s coming out better than if a human mask was used on an animal. Without the proper amount of oxygen during fires, pets are at a higher risk for death. As a burn survivor herself, she has a passion to help with fire prevention and safety. The Boone and Blowing Rock Fire Departments will keep these masks on Squad One so that they will be available on every call. 

FryeCare Physicians Boone Point is located at 178 Hwy. 105 Extension and is affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center. Appointments can be made by calling 828-262-3989. 


Frye Regional Medical Center is an acute care facility that has been servicing the medical and health care needs of Catawba County and central western North Carolina since 1911.

The hospital’s main campus includes a comprehensive heart center, accredited cancer center and bariatric surgery program, orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, neurosciences, a women’s center with level II nursery, and pediatrics.

FryeCare Physicians, LLC provide hospitalists and critical care coverage. Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area, including FryeCare Outpatient Imaging Center, FryeCare Pulmonology, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Infusion Care, Vein and Wound Center, Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; South Campus for psychiatric services; The Frye Wellness and Education Center houses an accredited Center for Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; Tate Surgery Center; Unifour Pain Treatment Center; two urgent care facilities—FryeCare Urgent Care in Conover and Hudson.

For employers, Frye provides industrial health services through Hart Industrial Clinic.

Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit www.fryemedctr.com. For physician referral, call 828-315-3391.