We invest in the best technologies...
and in the people behind the technologies.
It’s a simple commitment to everyone who builds a career at CarolinaEast Health System. In every department – in every location - we ensure that you are on the cutting-edge throughout your career.
Our pharmacy is designed to provide teamwork and enhance patient safety. For added safety, we utilize barcode technology when dispensing medication from our carousel and repackager. Our IV Room is state of the art and fully compliant with USP 797 regulations. Our progressive Clinical program allows our pharmacists to automatically dose antibiotics and anticoagulants once the physician writes an order for one of these medications. We not only provide services for the Medical Center, but also for our Surgery Center, Diagnostic Center and multiple physician offices.
Working with the latest equipment – including a PET-CT, a Varian linear accelerator with MLC, and a soon to be installed second Varian linear accelerator with MLC and OBI, 2 state-of-the-art MRI systems (one at CarolinaEast and a second system at CarolinaEast Diagnostic Center) and PACS (Picture Archival and Storage), our Imaging Department offers an environment that encourages teamwork and true collaboration. We also make sure we’re adequately staffed so you can focus entirely on delivering outstanding patient care; and because students do rotations at CarolinaEast , you’ll have the chance to share your knowledge with the next generation of imaging professionals. Our Radiology Department offers the latest in technology regarding diagnostic and interventional services. This includes X-ray, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Angiography. The Radiology Department utilizes digital imaging throughout all modalities - (film usage is no longer necessary.) Converting the entire department to a PACS environment has enabled us to add the most current technology. Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography were added shortly after PACS was installed. All of these innovations have enabled Radiology to manage and distribute images electronically.
This state-of-the-art center is designed to accommodate the needs of patients of all ages who require intensive therapies. Physical therapists, rehabilitation nurses, medical social workers, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and recreation therapists team together to provide a truly comprehensive rehabilitation plan. Our interdisciplinary team approach employs a case management model to focus on the patient's individual, goal-oriented return to independent living. From the technologies you'll utilize to the professionals you'll partner with, it's a one-of-a -kind career experience.
The Surgery Center
This 24,000 square foot freestanding facility – designed specifically for outpatient surgery—offers the latest technologies and much more. We have six surgical suites providing Opthalmology, ENT, Pain, Orthopedic, Urology, General Surgery, OBGYN, Oral, and Plastic services. In addition we offer separate adult and pediatric Preop and PACU as well as family-focused waiting and clinical support areas. Our clinically advanced atmosphere results in consistently high patient and staff satisfaction levels. We also offer flexible schedules and an environment that puts people first.
The Diagnostic Center
CarolinaEast Diagnostic Center is a freestanding, state of the art outpatient imaging center. Our goal is to provide our patients with convenient and compassionate care. CarolinaEast Diagnostic Center provides digital radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), CT, nuclear medicine imaging, diagnostic and vascular ultrasound, digital mammography, and bone densitometry. Additionally, we are the only imaging center in New Bern to offer stereotactic breast biopsies and needle localization procedures. We utilize the same PACS system that is linked with CarolinaEast Health System which allows all hospital staff to view images immediately. All of our imaging staff members are registered technologists. Our experienced nursing staff provides lab and EKG services in addition to assisting the technologists and radiologists with procedures. CarolinaEast Diagnostic Center has served the needs of the community since 1991 and we pride ourselves in offering our services in a timely and friendly manner; and because students do rotations at CarolinaEast, you’ll have the chance to share your knowledge with the next generation of imaging professionals.
Cardiopulmonary Services consist of six departments featuring state-of-the-art technologies: Respiratory Care, Pulmonary Function Lab, Cardiac Diagnostic Lab, Vascular Lab, Echocardiology Lab, and EEG/Sleep Lab. Students regularly do clinical rotations in these areas, allowing our experienced employees to positively impact & invest in the future.
Health Information Services
Health information is critical to quality health care at CarolinaEast Health System. Providing timely and relevant information while protecting patient confidentiality and complying with regulatory and accrediting standards is the primary goal.
Laboratory employs approximately sixty Laboratory Professionals with over 700 years of combined laboratory experience and more than 500 years of combined service to CarolinaEast. Our Laboratory Professionals consist of histologists, histology/cytology assistants, medical technologists/medical lab technicians, phlebotomists, cytotechnologists, transcriptionists and an ambulatory care clerk.
Annually, more than 1.3 million tests are performed by our Laboratory in the various departments including blood bank, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, histology and cytology. Our Laboratory uses state-of-the-art equipment such as digital imaging for pap smears and PCR for detection of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in addition to the automated analyzers in chemistry, hematology and blood bank to meet workload demands of this fast-paced department. We're also committed to continuously moving forward as a laboratory as well as a health care leader, so progressive ideas are always welcome.