2016 Community Forums


Economic Impact

As many of you know, and if you go on our website, you’ll know even more, and Terrie Priest can tell you about it as well, but the tagline of…
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Primary Care

In March 2015, with my board’s support, we kicked off a strategic planning process that was designed to really set the roadmap for the future of the hospital. It was…
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Pediatrics

The other key area around primary care that I think is so important, and that is pediatrics. One of the things that we heard, particularly in comments from individuals who…
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Cancer Care

We are in the process of expanding the Donayre Cancer Center. We are relocating into the campus of the hospital. We’re expanding it into about 5000 sq ft. As you…
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Orthopedics

Orthopedic surgery was another area that was clearly voiced as a need in the community by those who participated in our strategic planning initiative. We have been actively recruiting for…
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Cardiology

We have established a partnership with Cape Fear Cardiology. Cape Fear is the group out of Wilmington who has had a clinic here in town, but we really haven’t had…
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Urology, Bariatrics & Specialized Pediatrics

We are currently recruiting for an additional urologist, and we have worked with Walters Surgical [Associates] in supporting their efforts to recruit a new general surgeon. They have a new…
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Imaging Services

A couple of other things that I wanted to share with you with respect to our strategic initiatives. This is really around our ambulatory platform, our outpatient platform. As many…
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Back Clinic

We have had a new back clinic that opened in our physical therapy department. Having a back clinic in a small community, again, is a great asset. Many insurance companies…
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Urgent Care

Urgent care. We’ve opened urgent care. Urgent care is now open seven days a week, and it’s staffed by Larry Burroughs and Marie Campbell. It’s making a huge difference. Last…
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Virtual Medicine

A couple of other things that I wanted to mention, as we think about really growing and expanding services, we’re going to have to look at the world a little…
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Commitment to Community

Now, let’s talk briefly about the community and a couple of things I wanted to share with you. Last year, your community hospital provided $6.8 million in charity care and…
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Q & A with CEO Carla Hollis

Speaker 1: You said that you were bringing a pulmonary and independent clinic. Is this pediatrics? Carla Hollis: Yes, it’s for pediatrics. We’re working, as I said, with Coastal Neonatology….
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