The City of Franklin and Southampton County offer state of the art healthcare facilities, numerous medical offices and assisted living options. The area is served by Southampton Memorial Hospital located in the City of Franklin. This 220-bed facility provides a full range of medical services covering 18 medical specialties, including 24-hour emergency care coverage, obstetrics, maternity care and out-patient services. In addition, a community medical center operates in the Town of Ivor within Southampton County. Both the City of Franklin and Southampton County operate public health clinics. The City of Franklin is also home to The Village at Woods Edge, a local retirement community and asssited living facility. The Village offers the very best in retirement living. Residents of The Village at Woods Edge enjoy independent, maintenance-free lifestyles without the worry and aggravation of home maintenance. In addition to apartments and free-standing cottages for Independent Senior Living, The Village offers two lifestyle options that provide even greater support and peace of mind for residents and their families. Within the Assisted Living area, residents enjoy a comfortable, stimulating lifestyle, focused on wellness and within Asa’s Neighborhood — the new Memory Care Neighborhood, at The Village offers innovative and highly individualized programs and “close to home” living for individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, etc.