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Cathy Bittner, RN Recognized with International Extraordinary Nurse Award 

"The night nurse was Cathy Bittner and she is amazing. From the first time we met her, we knew she was special. She brings an upbeat and energetic approach to everything she does. She also instills a strong confidence for both the patient and patient’s family.”

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Eating Well for Good Health: Cancer Conversation with UNC Lineberger

Experts recommend a diet full of plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.

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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

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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. 

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CHC Earns Six Top Quality Achievement Awards

Dick Brvenik stated, “These achievements are made possible by the devotion and care of all of our hospital and medical staff and each and every person’s abiding commitment to improving health. As we work to make Carteret Health even better for you and your family, our recognition for heart care, AFIB, resuscitation and stroke care are more examples of how we are committed to turning guidelines into lifelines.”

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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.  

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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. 

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