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Carteret Health Care Strengthens Eagle Landing

“Just as our hospital heals and offers compassionate rehabilitation care for orthopedic patients, we are extending our reach to assist these two special local wildlife as they continue to rehabilitate in a new sanctuary. Typically, strong and independent, the bald eagles were injured and needed restorative health assistance, similar to the care we provide for patients every day” stated Dick Brvenik, CHC CEO

Introducing Enhanced Cancer Navigation and Healing Technology at Carteret Health Care

“Our Cancer Center is filled with hope, collaboration and some of the most aggressive cancer technology anywhere,” stated Dr. James Loynes, Medical Oncologist, CHC Cancer Center. “Our navigators, clinical team and leading edge-technology guide and support patients and families throughout treatment, healing and into survivorship.”

Carteret Cancer Care Enhanced With New LOCalizer Implantable Tag

Dr. Mindy Merritt, Breast Surgeon at Carteret Health Care has been using the LOCalizer system. She noted that the new system enables her to provide surgeries tailored appropriately for each patient. “Everyone is different and the LOCalizer system address some of the challenges patients face while being more comfortable and less cumbersome for patients – all without wires.”

RapidArc™ Radiotherapy Technology Now Available for Carteret Cancer Patients

Dr. Kyle Rusthoven, Radiation Oncologist shared, “Investments like these further establish the capabilities of the full-service cancer program at Carteret Health Care and ensure our patients have direct access to the most innovative technology anywhere.”

Breast Nurse Navigator for Carteret Cancer Patients

“We know that a cancer diagnosis changes everything,” said Dr. Mindy Merritt, Breast Cancer Surgeon. “Breast cancer is no exception and with the newest technologies, treatment options, clinical trials, support services and continuity of care, we offer more options right here in Carteret County that enable patients and their families to maintain a quality of life while they undergo treatment.”

Carteret Health Care is a 135-bed, not-for-profit community hospital serving eastern North Carolina. The Cancer Center provides an outstanding comprehensive range of medical and radiation oncology services to meet the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers close to family, friends and home. 

Lorna Navarro, CNA II Recognized with 2019 Certified Nurse Assistant Award

Pat Ausband, Vice President Patient Care Services, presented the Nursing Assistant Excellence Award to Ms. Navarro in front of her clinical peers and administration during a called meeting that evolved into a celebration of Ms. Navarro.  

Medical Marijuana and CBD Oil - UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Conversation

Some studies say that marijuana and CBD oil may help people with diabetes, mental disorders, and certain types of cancers.  However, more research in humans is needed. 

Cancer Survivors Enjoy Boat Cruise

Over a hundred local cancer survivors and caregivers celebrated strength, bravery and determination on Sunday, June 9 on the Carolina Princess.  

Wound Care Center Encourages You To Treat Your Unhealing Wounds

Carteret Health Care offers an evidence-based systematic approach to advanced wound care.

April Husenita, RN Receives 2019 Nursing Excellence Award

“Ms. Lewis commanded respect and admiration throughout the hospital when she worked and those same traits are inherent in Ms. Husenita,” stated Ausband. “She was selected because she is an expert clinical nurse who is a true model leading the way in excellence of care. Ms. Husenita inspires us and sets the example for all nursing staff just as Ms. Lewis did.”  

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