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Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

What seemed to be a promising agreement between Vidant Health Systems, the NAACP and the town of Belhaven to keep Vidant Pungo hospital..

July 16, 2014 with 0 Comments
Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Senate budget writers make deep cuts to hospital reimbursements for providing Medicaid services, something hospital executives argue could..

June 18, 2014
Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

People from rural communities, in particular, worry about what effect not expanding Medicaid will have on access to health care. By Hyun..

June 5, 2014
Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

The final version of the bill that would green light hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is poised for a final vote on Thursday. By Rose..

May 29, 2014
N.C.’s Health Status Stagnates, Says CDC

N.C.’s Health Status Stagnates, Says CDC

By Hyun Namkoong How healthy is North Carolina, and how does it compare to the rest of the nation? These are questions the Centers for..

May 14, 2014
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
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