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Vidant/ Pungo Deal Will Keep Hospital Doors Open Until Summer

Vidant/ Pungo Deal Will Keep Hospital Doors Open Until Summer

By Hyun Namkoong The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and Vidant Health announced on Thursday that they will sign an agreement to keep..

April 4, 2014
Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

In rural parts of North Carolina, the option of seeing a mental health professional via video link is easing access to care. By Mebane Rash..

April 1, 2014
Injured Who Lived Near Closed Trauma Centers More Likely To Die

Injured Who Lived Near Closed Trauma Centers More Likely To Die

By Roni Caryn Rabin Kaiser Health News Injured patients who had to travel an average 13 minutes longer to reach a hospital trauma center..

March 24, 2014
Texting to Improve Hospital Quality

Texting to Improve Hospital Quality

A local project allows patients and family members to give real-time feedback on patient safety and satisfaction. By Rose Hoban Last..

March 5, 2014
Community Fights Closure of Hospital and Economic Loss

Community Fights Closure of Hospital and Economic Loss

Vidant Pungo Hospital will close its doors to residents of the small coastal communities in Beaufort and Hyde counties, leaving many..

February 21, 2014
Top 10 N.C. Health Care Stories of 2013

Top 10 N.C. Health Care Stories of 2013

Health care in North Carolina was often the big story in 2013, from Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act to controversy surrounding North..

December 31, 2013
A Singular Vision: The Founding of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Part 2

A Singular Vision: The Founding of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Part 2

Part 2 of 2: With ‘persistence, commitment, passion and irrepressibility,’ Johnny Stackhouse sees it through. Part 1 of 2 can be..

December 24, 2013
A Singular Vision: The Founding of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

A Singular Vision: The Founding of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

Part 1
 of 2: Through force of will, Johnny Stackhouse gathered the resources necessary to bring a first-rate burn center to the people..

December 23, 2013
Take Your Meds: Strategies for Adherence

Take Your Meds: Strategies for Adherence

By Rose Hoban One of the most vexing problems for physicians is getting patients to take their medications. But in an era where payment is..

November 5, 2013
Focus on Patient Transition from Hospital to Home Pays Off

Focus on Patient Transition from Hospital to Home Pays Off

Payment regimens in the health care system are changing and, increasingly, hospitals will be penalized when patients are readmitted..

August 22, 2013
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