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Old 03-05-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm researching medical facitlities in areas that we are considering retiring to and am wondering if you guys can enlighten us as to the differences in these facilities.

Jacksonville with a population of 69,000 has Onslow Memorial Hospital, while New Bern, with a population of 22,000 has Craven Regional Medical Center, and Pinehurst with a population of 12,000 has Moore Regional Hospital.

I would think that the regional hospitals offer more advanced care? If so, why wouldn't Jacksonville have an advanced hospital?

Thank you,....marc
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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[quote=marc515;427848]I'm researching medical facitlities in areas that we are considering retiring to and am wondering if you guys can enlighten us as to the differences in these facilities.

Jacksonville with a population of 69,000 has Onslow Memorial Hospital, while New Bern, with a population of 22,000 has Craven Regional Medical Center, and Pinehurst with a population of 12,000 has Moore Regional Hospital.

I would think that the regional hospitals offer more advanced care? If so, why wouldn't Jacksonville have an advanced hospital?



I am very familiar with Moore Regional Hospital. It is part of First Health of the Carolinas, and is a top notch facility. It's presence and committment to Moore County and surrounding areas is tremendous and this is reflected in the quality of care provided. In addition to the hospital, there is the new Pinehurst Surgical Clinic, which is one of the largest free-standing surgical centers in the country. The doctors and other health professionals that serve the community are first-rate, and I think you would be very pleased overall.

We had to visit the ER once at Onslow Memorial Hospital, and while I felt we received decent care, the facility itself was rundown and dirty. I was glad our emergency wasn't a major one and that our stay was brief. Jacksonville is a military town, so there may be another hospital on the marine base itself.

Sorry, but don't have any information about Craven Hospital in New Bern.
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:18 PM
 
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I'm looking to relocate and visited craven as an employment oppertunity. They have approx. 313 beds in the facility. It looks like it's been around for awhile (no shiny new things). Everyone was very friendly and the new bern area itself is beautiful!!! A decent looking E.R.(that's where I would be working) They don't do major traumas, they would stablize you, package you up and send you to pitt county hosp in greenville. If you need cardiovascular or thoracic surgery they do that. The unit has 5 beds where greenvilles has 14 and they do more intense surgeries. If you have anymore questions about the facility they have a decent web site. just put "new bern craven hospital" into your search engine as I don't remember it off hand. Good Luck -weski2
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:42 AM
 
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I am an RN also and am looking at employment opportunities. Had originally planned to live near my daughter in Raleigh, work at Duke possible. But these towns near the water seem to be pulling at my heart. Love the marshes, rivers, and wildlife. This would suit my husband more. With just a 2 hour drive, we could visit every week. Much better than the drive from Atlanta. I will check out the New Bern Hospital first.
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