Polk County Healthcare


Surrounded by hardwoods and mountain laurel, the peaceful setting gives the feeling of a sleepy little hospital. But residents of Polk County and Upstate South Carolina take comfort knowing that their community hospital offers a wide array of acute care health services and advanced technology-with an extra dose of TLC and personalized attention.

Long recognized for providing "high touch" healthcare, St. Luke's Hospital provides "high tech" services such as all digital imaging capabilities, 24-hour physician-staffed Emergency Department, impressive surgical services, advancements in orthopedic surgery and rehab and respectful geriatric-psychiatric care for older adults suffering with depression, dementia, Alzheimer's and other mental health issues.

Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, St. Luke's Hospital has been an important part of the foothills' history, providing needed healthcare services to the area for more than 80 years. With support and contributions from the local community, St. Luke's Hospital provides updated technology to assist the medical staff in diagnosing and treating patients, but St. Luke's is widely known for the personalized care and compassion extended to patients and their families.

The individualized attention and teamwork St. Luke's staff display in caring for patients has helped this small, community hospital dispel the myth that bigger is better. Indeed, St. Luke's Hospital provides exceptional care, close to home.



Adawehi was founded in 1998 by Jackie Woods and a small number of dedicated people who all share the desire to make a difference. Over the years, Adawehi has grown to include 10 community houses, hundreds of personal growth students (on-site and via the Internet), a healing center, conference center, three shops, health food store, exercise facility and bed & breakfast.

The Adawehi Campus is nestled on 125 acres of woodlands where a balance of natural and manicured gardens shows off the diversity of nature. A haven for common and rare plant species, it is a native plant preserve that includes walking trails lined with ferns, azaleas, hazelnuts, birches, and a variety of wildflowers and herbs.

Experience Health & Healing at Adawehi!

  • Take a healthy cooking class or one of the many other Wellness Classes available
  • Treat yourself to a session with one or more of the ten holistic healers
  • Meet other visitors, residents, and students at a variety of community events on campus
  • Take a carefree walk along the trail in the Stewardship Forest
  • Exercise at the Circuit Training Gym
  • Tour the biodynamic garden
  • Shop at the gift shops and bookstore
  • Enjoy a snack from Beneficial Foods, our health food store