CarolinaEast Medical Center tied for fourth best in the state in’s annual hospital rankings.

“Our annual list of North Carolina’s best hospitals examines data compiled from several sources to determine which medical centers provide the best care for their patients. We start by developing a comprehensive list of the state’s top-performing general acute care, adult hospitals with 50 or more beds,” the website reported.

“The rankings are calculated using more than 25 metrics, including information provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We look at patient-satisfaction surveys, as well as infection, readmission and death rates for common procedures. Other factors include safety report cards by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit The Leapfrog Group, distinction awards from insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield and national performance ratings from U.S. News & World Report.”

Here’s what the said about CarolinaEast:


4 (tie)

CarolinaEast Medical Center

New Bern

Beds: 350 | 2019 rank: 5 |
President/CEO: Raymond Leggett III

In January, the Craven County hospital opened the $38 million State Employees Credit Union Comprehensive Cancer Center, an 80,000-square-foot site. An adjacent $22 million diagnostic center is opening in March, a partnership with UNC Health Care to offer expanded cancer care services. The not-for-profit hospital’s cardiovascular care center was the state’s first to achieve an excellence accreditation from the American Heart Association.
The locally controlled hospital system had net operating revenue of $427 million in the 2019 fiscal year. That makes it the smallest hospital among the 10 highest-ranking on this list. Leggett has worked for the system for 30 years, including 12 as CEO.

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