Health

Oct 2


OBX Hospital’s Marcia Bryant honored by ECU Health

Marcia Bryant, vice-president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer at the Outer Banks Hospital, is one of 22 ECU Health nurses honored as part of The North Carolina Great 100. Full story


Cancer hospital renamed for Marc Basnight in Sept. 19 ceremony

UNC Health issued this release on renaming the state’s cancer hospital the North Carolina Basnight Cancer Hospital after the late N.C. Senate President and Dare County luminary Marc Basnight. Full story


New health center coming to Roanoke Island

Funded by federal grants, facility designed for underserved communities By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice | A federally qualified health center that integrates care for physical, mental and dental health will open its doors in Manteo within the year, according to Joe Rockenstein, CEO of the Ocracoke and Englehard, N.C. health centers. Full story

Dare seeks proposals for opioid settlement funds  

Agencies could receive $25K apiece for treatment, harm reduction Back on Aug. 1, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan for how the county will spend the roughly $422,000 it will receive from the national $26 billion opioid litigation settlement for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. Full story


Dare Board approves $422K opioid settlement plan

Funding includes fentanyl testing strips, naloxone distribution By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice During its Aug. 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal that determines how the county plans to spend the roughly $422,000 it will receive from the national $26 billion opioid litigation settlement for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. Full story


COVID may be quieter, but it’s not gone

State, national numbers rising at significant pace By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice The latest weekly update on COVID-19 transmission in Dare County — covering the period from July 18-24 — is certainly nothing alarming. It shows a modest increase up to 145 cases from 121 the week before. Full story


New video detail expansion of Dare Challenge residential substance abuse rehab facility

Dare County has released a new video showcasing an expansion project that is slated to take place at Outer Banks Dare Challenge, a residential substance abuse rehabilitation facility located in Wanchese. Full story


FENTANYL:  One Dose Can Kill

The title of this column was chosen in an attempt to get the attention of anyone considering using fentanyl OR a drug that might contain fentanyl. Full story


NCDHHS announces new National 9-8-8 number to bolster suicide prevention efforts

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is announcing the launch of a new 9-8-8 number for people in mental health crises. Full story


New doctor headed to Nags Head medical group

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice In a video message released on July 8, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan announced that a new physician will be joining the Outer Banks Medical Group in Nags Head in the coming months. Full story


Dare County seeks volunteers to share stories about suicide for upcoming documentary

A coalition of local organizations is seeking volunteers to tell their stories for a documentary-style video focusing on the impacts of suicide in Dare County to be aired at a special town hall event in September. Full story


Dare County considers how to spend 422K from opioid settlement

County will receive $3.4 million over 18 years By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice During a June 30 meeting of the Saving Lives Task Force, Dare County Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Sheila Davies presented proposals for how the county can spend about $422,000 it will receive this fiscal year as its share of the $26 billion opioid litigation settlement. Full story


Outer Banks Hospital President Sloan addresses doctor shortage  

Dare Board Chair Woodard critical of hospital board meeting Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan said a number of factors are contributing to the local doctor shortage.   Full story


NCDHHS says COVID vaccine for children under 5 available on June 20

The North Carolina Department Health and Human Services reports that the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to five years are expected to arrive in the state on June 20. Full story


JUNE 3, 10 and 17
Outer Banks Hospital Road to a Healthier You series returns in June

Are you ready to move towards a healthier lifestyle? Join experts from The Outer Banks Hospital Center for Healthy Living who will help guide you to your North Star during this virtual three-part series. Full story