Our Sole Reason for Being Here is You!
Thank you for entrusting us with your care. In addition to finding the most recent medical technology at CarolinaEast, you will also find a comforting hand to hold.
Your patient room has been chosen for you based upon your admitting diagnosis and bed availability at the time of your admission. Nursing staff will orient you to your room. If you have any questions, please ask. Your hospital bed may be narrower and higher than your bed at home. It is equipped with a nurse call button, telephone and television remote control. The bedrails are for your protection and may be raised while you are resting, recovering from surgery or on certain medications. We have recently expanded available television stations for your viewing enjoyment. Channel availability can be found on channels 7 and 12.
Your Health Care Team
It is our physicians who will lead your health care team and determine what is necessary to return you to good health. You may be cared for by your primary care physician and physicians providing special consultative services for your physician. While you are our guest, your attending physician may be a "Hospitalist." This is a doctor specially trained in the care of hospitalized patients. Your primary care physician has chosen to allow the "Hospitalist" to direct your inpatient care. Please know, your personal doctor is welcome to take care of you during your hospitalization. If your doctor chooses to allow the "Hospitalist" to care for you while you are our guest, the "Hospitalist" is in regular communication with your primary care provider - admission and discharge information is shared with your personal doctor as well as contact information so your doctor can be in regular communication with the "Hospitalist." Nurses and patient care technicians will provide your daily care. Medical professionals from many departments may also be involved in your care. These include imaging technologists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, clinical laboratory medical technologist and many others. Our dieticians will oversee your meal selection to insure your diet supports your recovery.
If you have any questions about your care, PLEASE ask your nurse or the clinical manager of the patient care area providing the service. We want your patient experience at CarolinaEast Health System to be very satisfactory.
Showing You They Care
To show you they care, friends and family may send you cards and flowers. These will be delivered by our wonderful volunteers. Our Reflections Gift Shop, also a volunteer initiative, features charming cards, fine gifts, balloons and personal products. Please keep in mind that flowers and fruit are not permitted in the critical care areas. A flower machine, located in the main lobby and operated by a local florist makes flowers available for our visitors 24 hours a day. A portion of the proceeds from the flower machine is used to fund scholarships and educational grants for area students pursuing an education in a health care field.
The Lula M. Disosway Memorial Chapel, located in the visitor elevator lobby, is open 24 hours a day for prayer, meditation and peaceful respite. All faiths are welcome.
CarolinaEast Health System is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the medical center campus or on any medical center owned/leased property including CarolinaEast Diagnostic Center, CarolinaEast Surgery Center, CarolinaEast Primary Care (Vanceboro), CarolinaEast Heart Center (New Bern and Morehead City offices), CarolinaEast Urology Center (New Bern and Jacksonville offices) and CarolinaEast Internal Medicine (New Bern, Pollocksville, Havelock, Cape Carteret offices.) Information on smoking cessation is available.