Rocky Mount, NC Health-Care Choices

By Kevin Litwin on April 28, 2011 at 11:42 am EST


The doctor will see you now at many health-care facilities throughout the Rocky Mount region. One of the top facilities is Nash General Hospital, which is currently undergoing an extensive expansion.

The hospital's main expansion means a new emergency department and heart center being constructed onto the front of the Nash General Hospital campus. The facility opens in early 2014 and will be three stories, with Nash Heart Center on the two top floors.

Larry Chewning, CEO of Nash Health Care. “It's a three-story building with the Nash Heart Center occupying the two upper floors. The building will open in early 2014.”

The current emergency department can handle 45,000 patients, but an estimated 68,000 people will be treated in 2012, according to Nash Health Care CEO Larry Chewning.  The new emergency department will be able to accommodate 80,000 visits a year and will include a sectioned-off pediatric emergency area with its own entrance, to treat patients ages 17 and younger.

“As for the heart center, we will be able to consolidate all of our cardiology services into one facility,” Chewning says. “Those services are currently all over our campus.”

Other excellent medical-care options in the region include:

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital

The long-standing Heritage Hospital in Tarboro is now Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, thanks to the January 2012 rebranding of all facilities from the former University Health Care Systems to the current Vidant Health. Vidant Edgecombe Hospital has 117 beds and 20 physician specialties and includes a family birthing center, cancer center and chronic heart failure clinic.

Boice-Willis Clinic

The physician-owned practice opened in 1914 and covers 16 different medical specialties. Boice-Willis has seven locations and services that include a women's imaging center, physical therapy and health- and diabetes-education departments.

Carolina Quick Care

The Carolina Quick Care clinic treats minor injuries and non-life-threatening illnesses, including sprains, lacerations, sore throats, coughs and colds, flu, sinus infections, burns and rashes. It is open seven days a week, and patients never need an appointment.

Eastern North Carolina Medical Group

Eastern North Carolina Medical Group has two locations in Rocky Mount along with one in Nashville, plus offices in Wilson and Zebulon. All offices are open Monday-Friday with services that include oncology, pulmonology, pediatrics, ultrasound, bone density screenings, CAT scans and foreign travel vaccines.

Family Medical Center of Rocky Mount

Established in 1983, services at the Family Medical Center include complete family care, women’s health, a coagulation clinic and diabetes education classes.

LifeCare Hospital

LifeCare was formed in 1992 and has 50 licensed beds and a medical staff of 35 physicians. The hospital is accredited with The Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists, and specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require extended hospitalization.

OIC Medical Center

OIC Medical Center services include family care, women's health and imaging. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Thursdays until 9 p.m. and three Saturdays each month from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Learn more about Rocky Mount's quality health care.

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