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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.

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Wait From Home, Not the ER with Online Waiting Service

Carteret Health Care has found a solution for you to avoid lengthy wait times in the emergency room. Using an innovative online service called InQuicker, patients can choose to wait in the comfort of their homes instead of at the emergency room. 

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Wound Care Center Recognized with National Award for Excellence

For the third year, Carteret Health Care physicians, leaders, and clinicians celebrated the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to Carteret Health Care’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, by Healogics, Inc. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction over 92%, a minimum 91% wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes.

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Sea Level Health Fair Open House

Carteret Medical Group – Sea Level, February 24th

Sea Level’s Carteret Medical Group will host a free health fair, open house and lunch on Wednesday, February 24 from 11:30am until 2:00pm at CMG- Sea Level, Hwy. 70. Dr. Curtiss Merrick, CMG staff, along with hospital pharmacy, home health and diabetes staff will be participating as a way to give back to our community and celebrating the newly remodeled patient care area.

Free health screenings will be offered including blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks and cholesterol. Bring your medications for a complete medication reconciliation with pharmacy staff and receive a free medication record.

The Health Fair will provide education on common chronic illnesses such as diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular health along with home health, hospice and telehealth services available at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

Come see the updated office, meet Dr. Merrick and the other CMG- Sea Level professional staff and get a quick check of some of your basic healthcare metrics. There will be opportunities to learn more about the services offered in Sea Level while enjoying a light lunch beginning at 11:30am.

For more information call 252-225-1134.

Karen Gurney Named 2015 Clapsadl Award Recipient

Karen Gurney, RN in Carteret Health Care’s Surgical Services Department was awarded the 2015 

Clapsadl Award. Named in honor of Mildred Clapsadl, RN, the award recognizes the impact and importance of nursing on patient care.  

Ms. Gurney was one of many nominated from over 300 nurses, RNs and LPNs at Carteret Health Care.  

Cindy Jones, VP of Patient Care Services presented the award to Ms. Gurney and shared, “Her inspirational spirit motivates and encourages everyone to achieve more. She always offers to help co-workers. Karen’s peers and surgeons see her as a patient advocate focused on comforting and calming patients and families.”

Ms. Jones continued “Co-workers shared that Karen always ensures her patient is the top priority in the OR. She does an exceptional job educating families and patients before, during and after a procedure. She always assists others with a positive, contagious attitude and work ethic.” 

Additional co-workers noted that Ms. Gurney is dedicated to her teammates and the hospital. She makes sure new staff feel welcome and routinely helps others feel confident during procedures. She goes above and beyond and routinely steps up to help with staffing needs. 

As a recipient of the Clapsadl Nursing Excellence Award, Ms. Gurney will receive an expense paid trip to a national nursing convention of her choice, her name will be submitted to the North Carolina Nursing 100, and $500 cash.  She will also be challenged to continue to display excellence in nursing, act as a role model for nursing at Carteret Health Care, and serve on the Recognition Committee for one year.

Carteret Health Care recognizes nursing excellence twice per year in the fall/winter for the Clapsadl Award and in May for the Georgia Lewis Award.  The Clapsadl & Lewis Nursing Excellence Awards are open to all clinical RNs and LPNs at Carteret Health Care who have a minimum of three consecutive years of employment and a minimum of 1000 hours worked each of these years.  

Nominations for Excellence Awards may be submitted by letter to Hospital Administration describing how the individual demonstrates excellence in nursing or professionalism and are due 30 days prior to the announced presentation date.  

Cardiac Rehabilitation Certified by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation recognized by industry leader

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Providing Two Free Total Hip Replacement Surgeries for Needy Patients

Two Carteret County residents will receive free orthopedic surgery as part of Operation Walk USA. All aspects of treatment – surgery, hospitalization, and pre-and post-operative care – are provided at no cost to the patients. 

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Diabetes Education and Classes in Sea Level

Diabetes affects nearly 10% of the population in the United States and in Carteret County.  Up to a quarter of these individuals may not even know they have it.

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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   ...

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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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