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About Carteret Health Care

Compassion Runs Deep

Since 1967, Carteret Health Care has provided high-quality health care to residents of Carteret County and beyond. Our hospital is an independent, not-for-profit, 135-bed community hospital serving Eastern North Carolina. Carteret Health Care is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which means our doctors have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, resources and team of specialists so that you get the care you need, close to home, at no additional cost to you. Carteret Health Care leads the way to healthier lives through innovations in safety, quality, service and superior value. We offer a full range of acute care, diagnostic and outpatient services. At the same time, we strive to deliver all of our services at the lowest possible cost to our patients compared to other hospitals in North Carolina.
There is no need to travel for the best medical care. The comprehensive health care we provide at our hospital has earned us many noteworthy accolades over the years. These include:

Quality Achievements and Awards

Quality Honors:

  • Earned an ‘A’ safety grade by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Spring 2020.
  • Awarded national Outstanding Patient Experience by Healthgrades, 2020.
  • Only NC Hospital Recognized as a 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the US by iVantage Health Analytics.
  • One of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award, 2020 & 2019.
  • One of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award, 2020.
  • Ranked as #1 Hospital in NC for Bariatric Surgery Medical Excellence by CareChex by Quantros.

Cancer Care:

  • Accredited by Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons since 2013.
  • Recognized for Medical Oncology by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative.
  • Since 2012, partnership with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Care has strengthened CHC Cancer Services including clinical trials, patients seeking second opinions and planning of care.
  • Achieved recognition for Excellence in breast health as a Pink Ribbon Facility for 3D Breast Imaging.

Brady Birthing Center:

  • Received the highest 5 Star NC Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation from the NC Division of Public Health

Stroke Care:

  • One of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award, 2020
  • Awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the AHA's Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.
  • Certified Gold Plus and Target Honor Roll for Stroke by American Heart Association as recognized in the US News & World Report.

Heart Care:

  • Certified Gold Plus and Target Honor Roll Award for Heart Failure by American Heart Association as recognized in the US News & World Report
  • Cutting edge Telehealth program reduces readmissions for heart failure and COPD patients.

Respiratory Care:

  • Earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services.

Laboratory:

  • Nationally recognized by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists

Orthopedics & Spine Surgery:

  • One of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award, 2020 & 2019.
  • Certified by The Joint Commission for Joint Replacement – Hip
  • Certified by The Joint Commission for Joint Replacement – Knee
  • Certified by The Joint Commission for Spine Surgery, 1st in NC, June 2017

Sleep Center:

  • Awarded the highly-sought accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) including in-center polysomnography (PSG) and home sleep apnea testing (HSAT).

Diabetes:

  • Recognized by American Diabetes Association

Pharmacy:

  • Stewardship of Antimicrobial Advanced Resources Partner for Advanced STAR Partner Status by the NC Division of Public Health

Resuscitation & Atrial Fibrillation:

  • Resuscitation Certified Gold Plus Award by American Heart Association as recognized in the US News & World Report
  • Atrial Fibrillation Certified Silver by American Heart Association as recognized in the US News & World Report

Weight Loss Bariatric Surgery:

  • Certified by The Joint Commission for Bariatric Surgery – 1st in nation and NC, April 2017
  • Achieved national accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
  • Recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Home Care:

  • Accredited by The Joint Commission and 4 Star Rating by Medicare.
  • Recognized as Top 20% Superior Performer for Satisfaction from Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP).

Radiology:

  • All Accredited by the American College of Radiology – PET/CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, 3D Digital Mammography and Imaging Center

Pharmacy Residency Program

  • Accredited by the Commission on Credentialing of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

RN Transition to Practice

  • Recognized for best practice for new RN Transition to Practice and Patient Plan of Care model by The Joint Commission, hospital accreditation agency.

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