Here’s something the Pasquotank County commissioners should consider as they ponder who to partner with at Albemarle Hospital. Duke University Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital have achieved magnet recognition. Duke Raleigh Hospital and selected units of Durham Regional Hospital and Duke University Hospital have been recognized by the North Carolina Nurses Association with Hallmarks of Healthy workplaces.
Do you think they could bring that excellence to Elizabeth City? Only if we change the way things are being done around here.
And since I enjoy giving advice, why not, if we are going to fly patients away for treatment, make sure the lease proposals for Albemarle Hospital include a fully staffed and equipped emergency medical helicopter stationed right here at the hospital?
As I have said before, competition will always take you to the top! If we have three hospital corporations — Vidant Health, Sentara Healthcare and Duke LifePoint — competing for the lease, someone is going to hold down costs by making Albemarle the most efficient facility and producing the best product, which is health care.