To provide superior quality health care services and to help improve the health of the community in a caring, efficient and financially sound manner.
Nash Health Care is a non-profit hospital authority comprised of five licensed hospitals totaling 403 beds: Nash General Hospital, Nash Day Hospital, the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center, Community Hospital and Coastal Plain Hospital. It serves Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Wilson and Johnston counties, but draws patients from beyond these areas as well.
Nash General Hospital is a 280-bed acute care facility that began admitting patients in 1971. It was the first all-private-room hospital in the state of North Carolina. During the past three decades, Nash General has aggressively implemented new strategies and acquired the latest technology to provide the best in patient care. The hospital built a state-of-the-art cardiovascular services center in 1990. In 1993, Nash General strengthened its reputation for health care excellence by opening an innovative 23,500 square-foot showcase Emergency Care Center. In 1998 a new intensive care unit was opened, and in 2004, Nash Health Care Systems opened a state-of-the-art, $26 million Surgery Pavilion. This 84,800 square-foot facility features seven operating rooms and one cysto suite for urology procedures. There are 14 pre-op rooms and 13 recovery rooms. The pavilion serves as a “one-stop shop” where patients can complete their pre-operational lab work without having to go to several different locations. Anesthesia consults will also be done at the Surgery Pavilion. The waiting rooms were specifically designed to meet the physical and psychological needs of patients. The rooms include CDs, flat-panel TVs and soothing sound and light machines to promote relaxation. In addition, there is a children’s waiting area designed especially for kids with computer games and coloring books.
Opened in 1984, Nash Day Hospital was North Carolina’s first freestanding hospital offering treatments and surgeries on an outpatient basis. Nash Day Hospital’s aggressive planning and management for the future continues to significantly broaden its scope of services to accommodate the growing trend toward outpatient procedures. NDH’s charges for surgical procedures are consistently among the lowest in the state.
Coastal Plain Hospital is a 50-bed mental health facility offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment services to residents of eastern North Carolina. Counseling services are available 24 hours a day and are designed to help children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens with emotional and behavioral problems, including drug and alcohol abuse.
The Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center, opened in 1999, is a 23-bed facility offering comprehensive rehabilitation services. Its beautiful, yet functional, state-of-the-art atmosphere paves the road to recovery for many residents in eastern North Carolina.
The organizational umbrella of Nash Health Care also includes specialized services. The Community Health Services division takes health care to the consumer, focusing on wellness and prevention and providing a mechanism for positively impacting the health of the community. Community Health Services asserts itself into the community’s health concerns through wellness programs for businesses and individuals, health screenings, health fairs, school programs, community-wide programs, support groups and numerous other endeavors. EAP Partnerships provides employers throughout North Carolina with resources to maintain a productive workforce.
Nash Health Care primarily services a six-county area including Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, Wilson, Warren and Halifax counties, but draws patients from well beyond these areas as well.
Nash Health Care boasts a diverse and growing medical staff of approximately 170 physicians including general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, family medicine specialists, neurosurgeons, internists, gastroenterologists, plastic surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, urologists, gynecologists and more. The Nash Health Care philosophy of health care has been shaped by its vision of the future and its spirit of excellence. Recent system-wide quality improvement efforts have received national awards. Nash Health Care is one of the few hospitals nationwide with bedside computer documentation capabilities. Numerous other programs and initiatives have received national recognition and generated interest from across the country.
Nash Health Care is governed by a 16-member board. Fourteen members are appointed by the Nash County Commissioners. The current and past presidents of the medical staff serve as ex-officio voting members.
Each of the hospitals within Nash Hospitals, Inc. (NHI) is accredited by the Joint Commission. NHI is a shareholder of VHA and a member of the North Carolina Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association.
In 2004, Nash Health Care opened a state-of-the-art, $26 million Surgery Pavilion. This 84, 800 square-foot facility features seven operating rooms and one cysto suite for urology procedures. There are 14 pre-op rooms and 13 recovery rooms.
The pavilion serves as a “one-stop shop” where patients can complete their pre-operational lab work without having to go to several different locations. Anesthesia consults will also be done at the Surgery Pavilion. The waiting rooms were specifically designed to meet the physical and psychological needs of patients. The rooms include CDs, flat-panel TVs and soothing sound and light machines to promote relaxation. In addition, there is a children’s waiting area designed especially for kids with computer games and coloring books.
Each operating room has teleconferencing capability — meaning the surgeon can consult with other doctors across the country or provide teaching or training opportunities for other health care professionals without leaving the operating room. A conference center and classrooms complement these new OR suites, and allows healthcare, nursing and medical students to observe surgeries in real time.
The Surgery Pavilion is also the location of our nationally recognized Nash Heartburn Treatment Center that was the first of its kind in the nation.
In 2014, Nash Health Care embarked on the largest expansion effort in its history, investing $57 million in new construction, including a brand-new Nash Heart Center to treat the region’s increasing cardiac patient population.
The new Nash Heart Center features the most innovative cardiac catheterization suite technology in the United States, with a fully-integrated imaging system to meet a wide range of clinical needs while providing excellent image quality. Although cardiac patients have been treated at Nash Health Care for decades, the new facility, with its twelve chest pain observational units, twelve bed pre- and post-catheterization units, two heart catheterization suites, eight bed cardiac intensive care unit, and one stress echocardiography room, allows Nash to address increased demand for services. Since it has opened, the Nash Heart Center has successfully treated more than 5,000 patients.
In 2016, Nash Health Care took another leap forward, bringing in new UNC cardiologists to establish UNC Cardiology at Nash. The new clinic, located inside of the Nash Heart Center, now allows cardiac patients to receive an array of in-house diagnostic procedures as well as a full range of interventional procedures without having to leave the Nash Health Care campus.
As a part of the 2014 expansion effort, Nash Health Care also opened a new Nash Emergency Department, capable of treating more than 85,000 patients a year. The Nash Emergency Department features 56 treatment rooms, divided to cater to specific emergency needs. It includes two x-ray rooms, an ultrasound room, a CAT scan room, a satellite pharmacy, a satellite lab, and a family consultation room. The facility was designed with high-end acoustical improvements to diffuse noise, and includes a sound-engineered nurse call system eliminates the need for overhead nurse pages.
Along with expert physicians and care staff, the Nash Emergency Department offers telemedicine technology that allows stroke patients to consult with on-call neurologists at Duke Medicine, and on-call specialists at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC.
The Nash Emergency Department is one of only eight in the nation to feature a separate Pediatric Emergency Department specifically designed to meet the needs of underage patients. Located next to the adult-oriented Emergency Department, the Pediatric Emergency Department has a waiting room full of toys and coloring activities with child-sized furniture, TV’s, and family-oriented health literature. Once admitted, patients are usually assigned to one of ten pediatric emergency rooms, designated with animals that children can relate to, with child-sized equipment, TV’s and iPads to keep kids comfortable. The department includes special radiology and imaging services designed for children and teenagers, and a staff committed to providing a safe, warm experience for patients and their families.
In 2016, Nash Health Care opened the $25-million state-of-the-art obstetric facility, dedicated to meeting the needs of new and expectant mothers, babies, and their loved ones. The 47,048 square foot building, designed in consultation with mother-baby experts, community members, and new parents, gives new families a “hotel like” experience in which to welcome their new little one. It features six comfortable labor and delivery suites with private bathrooms, a dedicated cesarean section suite with a spacious recovery room, sixteen soothing mother-baby post-partum rooms with private bathrooms and ample space for family and friends, a designated nourishment area with coffee, snacks, and hot breakfasts for family members, free Wi-Fi and a unique gift shop with specialty items for newborns and their families.
The new Nash Women’s Center offers a large classroom in which it hosts regular perinatal education classes, as well as separate offices for lactation consultants that are readily available for new mothers that need their assistance. It also features a large, innovative Special Care Nursery, with twelve individual rooms for infant patients that include sleeping accommodations, private bathrooms, and hot meals for family members to stay with their babies 24/7.
Rocky Mount was awarded status as an All-American city in 1999 and has been named the 21st most desirable city in the United States in which to live. Rocky Mount is located in beautiful eastern North Carolina at the junction of two national highways — Interstate 95 and US 64. It is serviced by Rocky Mount-Wilson airport located 6.5 miles west of the Rocky Mount city limits on Highway 97.
Residents enjoy convenient access to Atlantic coast beaches (120 miles) as well as the ski slopes (190 miles). Rocky Mount’s more than 60,000 residents benefit from one of the lowest cost of living indices in the country. Home of North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount is within 80 miles of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Carolina State University and East Carolina University are within 55 miles.
Many internationally recognized businesses and industries are prominent in the area: Hospira, Consolidated Diesel and others. The area is home to major textile facilities and two major financial institutions. Rocky Mount is burgeoning with economic activity yet maintains its southern charm and congeniality. Residents are treated to an abundance of cultural institutions offering music, dance and art as well as a variety of churches and a progressive school system. Rocky Mount continues to make its mark as “the city on the rise.”