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Back in I969 when we were considering retiring in Pine Knoll Shores we
went down to the hospital fo find out what health facilities x^rere avail
able. After all, we have to admit that we aren’t eighteen any more, and
we want to know what health care is available. Some of you who have not
yet built may be wondering, too. Our hospital, Carteret General, has
expanded in the nine years since we started our home. There are now
116 beds. There are twenty-eight doctors who have staff privileges
X:jith the following specialties represented: family practice, general
surpons, obstetrics and gynacology, radiology, pathology, orthopedics,
opthomology, emergency room physicians, and general practice. The
emergency room gives twenty-four hour service.
When we moved here, there was one nursing home, the Harbor View x^rhich
has 56 beds. This has recently been redecorated throughout - fresh
paint, wallpaper, little personal touches. Mrs. Jernigan, the new admin
istrator, spoke of^the many volunteers who help, of her aides who "take
great pride in their work", and of the "love and attention" they offer.
Harbor view is proud of its food (they furnish the food for the Meals-
on-V.nieels program.) There are RN’s and LPN's on duty twenty-four hours
a day and doctors on the staff and on call.
Last August a second nursing home opened across from the hospital on
Bridges Street. Mrs. Rebecca Arringyon, Director of Nursing, tells us
that It has 92 beds of which kO are for patients needing skilled nursing
I the knowledge ^d judgment of a registered nurse). 52 are for inter
mediary care (licensed practical nurse working under consultation with
a registered nurse.) There are three doctors on call, and any doctor in
OTfjn may refer patients there. The social services director and recrea-
are full time; the physical therapist comes two days a
a^full time food service supervisor and a consulting
^ bright, airy, modern facility of which area resi
dents may well be proud.
Carteret Care Rest Home which is planned
p tients who do not need care by a registered nurse. The patients
may come and go - holidays away from the home are encouraged. Patients
pay their ovm doctor and medical bills. The home serves meals in an
nn residents can have snacks
in this 6n h although there are seven single rooms, the rest
accordLce ^ith designed in
cordance with state regulations with such features as doors wide enough
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livSg Coast-Guard birthday. He is the oldest
all sortq nf in Marshallberg can tell
that his unifSm^tni"f- + ® Carteret County. He can boast
^ . , ^less he has taken the course or is an EMT Thp
be held o^TuLday and^?hSsday^evSs^fror7^ TM^'fo^^r k
Because ye have only twelve or fourteen -p r>- five xireeks.
Rescue S,uad, we need .ualiried driver^
Ind to^LkrSa^s^f^r servlcrl^thrr ^
ambulance. L soon L rio™un.>=^? ®'5'^ad has an
able to go to a reLue ^ be
Beach ambulance arrivL! LmbeSlre'^l^f Atlantic
in their cars. The members a ? carry first aid kits
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