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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Focus on Affordable Care While Reducing Costs With Novant Health

We are reducing costs while offering affordable care with a new shared purchasing agreement with Novant Health

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Breast Health Spotlighted During October

In October, Carteret Health Care is putting the spotlight on Breast Health by lighting the exterior of the Medical Center in pink. This is a visual reminder for women and men that all cancer screenings can save your life. 

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Carteret Health Care First Hospital in NC To be honored with AFIB Quality Award

Carteret Health Care is the first Hospital in North Carolina to receive the AFIB Bronze Quality Achievement Award. Recognition for this Get With The Guidelines® award is for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.

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Physician of the Year

William A. Grimsley, DO has been selected as the 2015 Physician of the Year at Carteret Health Care. He was honored during a celebration on Friday, March 27th at Bistro by the Sea, during a celebration of National Doctors Day. Dr. Grimsley grew up in Dillon, South Carolina. He and his wife Diane have two sons, Ryan and Todd. He has four grandchildren. Dr. Grimsley has been the sole pathologist for Carteret Health Care’s Clinical Laboratory, and member of the CGH Medical Staff for over 26 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, SC; a Ph.D from University of Oklahoma; and his medical degree from Michigan State University. He is bound to have a winning football team from one of those, he tells his staff. Dr. Grimsley completed his residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology. Those who nominated Dr. Grimsley cited his dedication to patients first. Other comments include: ·  & ...

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Two Carteret Nurses To Participate on Expert Panel

Two Carteret Health Care registered nurses have been invited to participate on an expert panel during an upcoming Infection Control Tomorrow summit. Elaine Crittenton, RN, and Katherine Steele, RN, will share their expert knowledge with peers in Scottsdale, AZ on April 29. This event sponsored by Infection Control Today will bring together an elite group of 300 Infection Preventionists to hear from sought-after speakers and to discuss traditional strategies and leading innovative approaches, creating the best of both worlds in infection prevention. The focus of their presentation is Grooming and Growing Infection Preventionists: The Power of Mentoring. This session will define the purpose of mentoring; outline the personal and professional benefits of mentoring; and address its importance among infection preventionists. Infection Control Tomorrow is the industry's most progressive event to discuss traditional strategies and leading innovative approaches, creating the best of both worlds in infection prevent ...

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Carteret Health Care Appoints New Medical Director Leadership for New Orthopedic Hospitalist Team

Dr. Neil Vining has been appointed Medical Director for a new Orthopedic Hospitalist program at Carteret Health Care. As the Hospital Department Medical Director, Dr. Vining will promote the effective delivery of emergency hospitalist orthopedic services to the hospital and the community of Carteret County. Dr. Vining received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and is fellowship trained at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is American Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Vining, along with two other board certified surgeons, Alfred Cardet, MD and Joseph Zucker, MD, began seeing emergency patients needing orthopedic services as part of the new program on April 1st. Carteret Health Care partnered with Delphi of TeamHealth to provide this team of dedicated orthopedic surgeons who will evaluate emergent patients, perform surgeries as needed, provide follow-up care and in-house consults and support the medical staff.

Follow-up care is provided to patients in the Carteret Orthopedic Hospitalist Clinic Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm. Call 252-808-6156 for additional information.

Hospitalists are members of a team of physicians dedicated to the hospital and committed exclusively to its patients.  This allows other physicians in the community to focus on patients who have scheduled appointments in their practices. Hospitalists must meet the same requirements as every other physician on the hospital’s medical staff and were chosen because of their skills and ability to provide quality patient care. 

Since 2008, a medical hospitalist program has been in place at Carteret Health Care and has become an increasingly important part of the team. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in managing a patient’s care while in the hospital and can quickly respond to changes in the patient’s condition, order medical changes or tests and answer questions.


Georgia O'Neal Recognized with Nursing Excellence Award

Georgia O’Neal, RN of Carteret Health Care’s Radiology department received the Lewis Excellence Award during National Nurses Week and Hospital Week. Named in honor of Georgia Lewis, RN, the award recognizes the impact and importance of nursing on patient care. Ms. O’Neal was one of many individuals nominated from hundreds of nurses at Carteret Health Care. She received numerous nominations from her co-workers who wanted to recognize her for her superior patient service and dedication to the hospital. Cindy Jones, Vice President of Patient Care Services, presented the Nursing Excellence Award to Ms. O’Neal in front of peers from the radiology team members. Ms. Jones congratulated her and shared, “She was selected because she is a true example of a nurse leading the way. Every day she goes the extra mile to see that patient’s needs are met. Ms. O’Neal is always looking for ways to streamline processes to make work more efficient while ensuring patients have th ...

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