From the monthly archives: July 2015

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National Recognition Received by Carteret Health Care's Pharmacy Residency Program

After a thorough review process, Carteret Health Care’s (CHC) pharmacy residency program has received accreditation from the Commission on Credentialing of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. The residency program was established in 2012 and is a one-year post-graduate program for pharmacy school graduates. Dick Brvenik, CGH President, shared, “This is indeed a wonderful recognition of the excellence of our residency training program, and it came after a rigorous review process held this past April. The Pharmacy team along with the Residency Advisory Committee has worked diligently to make this possible.” Brvenik continued, “This is a valuable education experience that we are now able to provide here in Carteret County.” Carteret Health Care is one of a small number of hospitals that has demonstrated such a commitment to educate and train pharmacists who are invaluable to the delivery of high quality health care in an acute care setting. As such, this is not o ...

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Carteret Health Care Sleep Center Receives Accreditation

While there are tangible signs of ongoing construction outside of Carteret Health Care, there are less visible advancements being made in many of the hospital’s various departments. Recently, the hospital’s sleep lab received its highly-sought accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), a voluntary process that endorses the quality of care patients can expect at Carteret Health Care’s facility. The Academy began offering the accreditation program in 1977. Today, there are more than 2,500 accredited sleep centers across the country. That’s great news for area residents, as the accreditation comes on the heels of the results of a new Academy study which cites that outcomes are better when patients receive care from sleep specialists and accredited sleep centers. “We are very excited about the accreditation,” said Dr. Sajeev Vettichira, who leads the CGH center. “It shows that our center meets all of the standards from the American Academy ...

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Carteret Health Care recognized with top quality achievement award for heart failure care

Carteret Health Care continues to excel and is recognized for excellence in quality patient care and that dedication has once again been demonstrated in cardiac care. Carteret Health Care has hit the top mark once again and received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). This marks the 6th year that Carteret Health Care has been recognized with a quality achievement award as recognized in the US News & World Report. “Carteret Health Care is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our heart failure patients, and implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure program helps us to accomplish this goal by tracking and measuring our success in meeting internationally-respected guidelines,” said Cindy Jones, Vice President Patient Care Services. “Our community deserves the very best care and this recognition is another example of how we are dedic ...

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Dr. Fearrington Honored For Service

Carteret Health Care Board Member Honored as 1st Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Professor appointment in the Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. Pine Knoll Shores resident and Carteret Health Care Board Member Eric L. Fearrington, MD was recently honored as the first Brody School of Medicines Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Professor appointment in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.“Dr. Fearrington has been an outstanding mentor, clinician, and educator for our department for the past 24 years, and he is certainly deserving of this appointment.” John Mark Williams, MD, Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU shared. “Dr. Fearrington’s dedication and commitment to patient care, teaching, professional activities, and our eastern North Carolina community are truly exceptional and appreciated.” After graduating from the University of the North Carolina School of Medicine in Ch ...

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