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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
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
Service Cuts for Children Outlined to Legislators

Service Cuts for Children Outlined to Legislators

Reductions to the state’s health and human services budget made during last year’s legislative session become reality. By Rose Hoban..

March 13, 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
Lawmakers Study Nurse-Midwife Licensure

Lawmakers Study Nurse-Midwife Licensure

A committee will be looking at whether to change the law around nurse-midwives requiring physician supervision or if statutory language..

January 30, 2014
Diverse Group Looks to Tackle Issue of N.C. Food Access

Diverse Group Looks to Tackle Issue of N.C. Food Access

The first meeting of a legislative committee exploring the issue of food deserts drew a diverse crowd to the General Assembly this week. By..

January 29, 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
Ticks Continue to Bite While State Loses Grip

Ticks Continue to Bite While State Loses Grip

Nonprofit agencies and businesses step up to provide a link to the public and health care providers on tick-borne illnesses in North..

December 10, 2013
A Health-Monitoring Program Charts Success, Seeks Funding


A Health-Monitoring Program Charts Success, Seeks Funding


This is the second of a two-installment story on a North Carolina-based organization’s successful use of remote patient monitoring. You..

December 4, 2013
Remote Health Monitoring Proves Successful, State Stops Funding

Remote Health Monitoring Proves Successful, State Stops Funding

A community health clinic in rural Hertford County launched a telehealth program to fill a local need, but became a national leader in the..

December 3, 2013
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