Mar 30

Free upcoming Wellness Screening events

Outer Banks Health will be at the following locations for free wellness screenings. Full story

Outer Banks Health earmarks $5M to support expansion of Manteo Family Medicine Practice

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice In July 2022, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan announced plans to renovate the property housing the Outer Banks Family Medical Practice in Manteo and to build a 2,500- square-foot addition adjacent to that building in order to eventually incorporate more medical staff. Full story

Dare Health and Human Services seeks business partners for ‘Fentanyl Kills’ campaign

As part of its continuing efforts to combat the use and spread of dangerous drugs, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DCDHHS) is launching a “Fentanyl Kills” public education campaign and seeking partners to help spread that message. Full story

Rediscovering Your Confidence
How cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation can enhance quality of life

Returning home after experiencing a health issue with your heart or lungs can be scary. As you recover from treatments and/or procedures, you may feel anxious about a medical team not being there with you. Full story

Getting SMART About Recovery in the Outer Banks

There’s a new program available to the Outer Banks recovery community called SMART Recovery. Full story

Dare County is first in state to ask lawmakers to raise tobacco age to 21

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice At the Feb. 6 county commissioners’ meeting, by a vote of 5-1, Dare County became the first county in the state to adopt a resolution formally asking the North Carolina General Assembly to raise the age of tobacco sales to 21. Full story

Dare Health officials, merchants partner to save lives

Program supplies local businesses with naloxone, fentanyl test strips By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice The owner of TJ’s Gas & Grill in Colington knows that people have suffered drug overdoses on the site of her business. Full story

Manteo Planning and Zoning Board approves permit for new health center

The planned federally qualified health center in Manteo moved closer to reality when the Manteo Special Planning and Zoning Board approved a change of use permit on Jan. 31 to allow the facility to operate at 402 Budleigh Street. Full story

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group is now Outer Banks Health

Reflecting over two decades of purposeful growth and innovation, The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group announces that it will be united under the newly refreshed brand name Outer Banks Health. Full story

Be Kind to Your Future Self with Healthy Choices Today

If we could speak to our future selves, what would we discover? Most likely that the lifestyle decisions we make today will impact our quality of life as we age. Full story

OBX Hospital and Medical Group hails progress re-establishing care at Manteo practice

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group has released this Dec. 20 statement updating its efforts to re-establish care for those patients from the Outer Banks Family Medicine Practice in Manteo who were among roughly 2,400 patients notified in May that they no longer could receive care there due to a doctor shortage. Since then, the Group has announced the hiring of a number of new providers. Full story

New Manteo health center aims for spring open

CEO provides update to Health Care Task Force By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice A federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Manteo is slated to open its doors sometime next spring, according to Joe Rockenstein, CEO of the Ocracoke and Englehard, N.C. Health Centers. Full story

Welcoming the Future with Open Arms. We Got This.

It’s been a challenging few years. Between the pandemic and the economy, many people have experienced higher levels of exhaustion, disappointment, and loss.

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Delivering Access to Behavioral Health Support

Our community’s 2022 Health Needs Assessment highlighted access to behavioral health services as a top need in Dare County. While the overall solution will need to be multi-pronged, we’re pleased to announce a new telemedicine service offered in Outer Banks Women’s Care (OBWC). Full story

ECU Health names Trish Baise as system’s first Chief Nursing Executive

Dr. Baise brings more than 30 years of health care experience to the region. Full story