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Carteret Health Care Fact Sheet

Find out all you need to know about Carteret Health Care, its services, and its achievements.

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Overall

Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award 2020

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade "A", Spring 2020

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Rural & Community Top Hospital 2019

Rural & Community Top Hospital 2019

Carteret Health Care is the only North Carolina hospital named to the 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the nation by iVantage Health Analytics. Carteret Health Care’s performance was assessed through the lens of iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX, an objective standard for benchmarking rural, community and critical access hospital performance in an increasingly complex environment.

Cancer

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program

Carteret Health Care’s Cancer Center is part of an elite group of hospitals receiving a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that are committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Pink Ribbon Facility

Pink Ribbon Facility

Carteret Health Care is a designated Pink Ribbon Facility. Pink Ribbon Facilities are digital imaging centers recognized for providing excellence in breast health and an exceptional commitment to supporting the women of their community.

UNC Lineberger

UNC Lineberger

Since 2012, the medical and radiation oncology services have been enhanced by a partnership with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care to promote community wide strategies to improve cancer screenings, participate in clinical trials, facilitate early detection and treatment, enhance treatment planning and professional education and streamline the process for patients who may seek second opinions at UNC Cancer Care. One of the advantages of the affiliation is the use of the University of Chapel Hill's (UNC-CH) Institutional Review Board (IRB) which provides the essential elements of experienced research support staff, technology as well as a variety of potential clinical research studies based on Carteret County's specific patient population and cancer types.


Orthopedics

Women’s Choice Award for Orthopedics

Women’s Choice Award for Orthopedics

The Women’s Choice Award® designates Carteret Health Care as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. The Women’s Choice Award® is America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Carteret Health Care’s Joint & Spine Center is among the top providers in the nation.


Heart & Stroke

Primary Stroke Center, American Heart Association / American Stroke Association

Primary Stroke Center, American Heart Association / American Stroke Association

Carteret Health Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Carteret Health Care underwent a rigorous onsite review in 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

Women's Choice Award: Stroke Center 2020

Women's Choice Award: Stroke Center 2020

The Women’s Choice Award® designates Carteret Health Care as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Stroke Care. The Women’s Choice Award® is America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Carteret Health Care is among the top providers in the nation.

Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus

Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus

Carteret Health Care has earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Award for applying detailed quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams follow the most current, research-based standards with the expectation of speeding recoveries and dropping hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

Get with the Guidelines® Resuscitation Gold Plus

Get with the Guidelines® Resuscitation Gold Plus

Carteret Health Care has been recognized as a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Plus Award for executing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

Get with the Guidelines® AFIB Silver

Get with the Guidelines® AFIB Silver

Carteret Health Care has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus

Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus

Carteret Health Care has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award for demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Achievement Measures for 24 consecutive months or more.


Weight Loss

MBSAQIP

MBSAQIP

Carteret Health Care's Weight Loss Surgery Center is fully accredited as a metabolic and bariatric surgical center. The Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2014 ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multi-disciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction

BCBSNC recognized Carteret Health Care with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

Medical Excellence in Bariatric Surgery by CareChex®

Medical Excellence in Bariatric Surgery by CareChex®

CareChex® recognizes the best healthcare providers across many disciplines. Carteret Health Care is in the top 10% of bariatric surgery providers in the nation for both medical excellence and patient safety.


Pharmacy

Advanced STAR Partner

Advanced STAR Partner

The NC Department of Health and Humas Services recently created the Stewardship of Antimicrobial Resources (STAR) Partners initiative. This initiative includes activities related to the implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs in healthcare facilities statewide. Carteret Health Care is one of only a few hospitals in the state to receive the Advanced certificate.


Birthing & Women's Health

Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation

Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation

Carteret Health Care’s Brady Birthing Center received the highest North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation from the North Carolina Division of Public Health. The Center’s staff was recognized with five stars, the top designation, for its efforts in implementing policies and practices that support a breastfeeding-friendly environment for patients. Carteret Health Care is one of only 9 North Carolina hospitals recognized with five stars.