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Carteret Health Care Recognized by Healthgrades for Outstanding Patient Experience

“Our goal is to meet and exceed patient’s expectations and I am proud that Carteret Health Care's staff has been recognized for providing such exceptional care," stated Dick Brvenik, Carteret Health Care President.

Safety at Carteret Health Reaffirmed with Top A Rating

Carteret has once again been awarded an “A” by an elite national ratings program, The Leapfrog Group. An announcement by the group shows we received its third consecutive top ranking “A” for safety.

Carteret Quality Recognized with Most GWTG Awards in NC

Carteret Health Care’s commitment to quality is once again recognized in the US News & World Report. 

Emergency Department Renovation Started

Emergency Care During Renovation

We are renovating Carteret Health Care’s emergency department to better serve you in your greatest time of need. This $1.9 million project is an investment in our community and will create a newly designed Emergency Department to improve the care, flow and services for you and your family. Upon completion in Spring 2017, the benefits of the emergency services project will include:

Therapy Dogs Provide Comfort for Patients

Read this article by Cheryl Burke on how Carteret Health Care's patients benefit from visits with therapy dogs. 

Recognized as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in Nation

Carteret Health Care was recently named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics. For several years iVantage has ranked the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, but this is the first year they have separately named the top small hospitals of 200 beds or less. 

Cathy Bittner, RN Recognized with Nursing Excellence Award

Cathy Bittner, RN of Carteret Health Care’s Second Medical and 3rd Surgical departments received the Lewis Excellence Award during National Nurses Week and Hospital Week.  Named in honor of Georgia Lewis, RN, the award recognizes the special impact and importance of nursing on patient care. 

Dr. Victoria Selley Physician of the Year

Victoria Selley, DO has been selected as the 2016 Physician of the Year at Carteret Health Care. She was honored during a celebration on Friday, March 25th at A Pierless Vista, during a celebration of National Doctors Day.

Dr. Selley is the Medical Director of Emergency Medicine Physicians at Carteret Health Care and spearheads numerous programs and committees including the Advanced Primary Stroke Care Program. As a Physician Champion for stroke patients, emergency patients and patient satisfaction, she constantly raises the bar for excellent, quality care.  She received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.

Carteret County's Sole Hospital Scores A for Safety

Carteret Health Care Scores A for Safety Carteret Health Care is excited to share with you that the Leapfrog Group recently released its Hospital Safety Score for hospitals across the country and Carteret Health Care received a score of 3.341 which is an “A” in this latest release.  Dick Brvenik, Carteret Health Care CEO shared, “This score reflects our continuous commitment to quality and safe care and is an impressive accomplishment for each and every staff member associated with Carteret Health Care that includes our hospital staff, medical staff and our board.” According to information from The Leapfrog Group, the numerical scores this fall ranged between 1.546 and 3.669.  Carteret Health Care’s 3.341 is well above the average score of 3.0 and is in the top 31% of hospitals. For Carteret Health Care, this comes after other achievements such as being selected as one of the Best Hospitals by Business North Carolina and recognition for improving more rapidly   ...

Golf Cart Service Added for Patient Convenience

We listened to our patients' suggestions and now have a new Golf Cart Shuttle Service.

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