Vidant Hospitals Receive Honors

Four Vidant system hospitals in the east have earned top honors.

Hospitals under the Vidant umbrella in Greenville, Elizabeth City, Tarboro and Washington have received recognition of good patient care.

The Vidant Medical Center in Greenville received awards for inpatient rehabilitation and cardiology units.

Vidant Beaufort Hospital was recognized for overall outpatient satisfaction for a hospital with fewer than 100 beds.

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital was singled out for inpatient obstetrics and gynecology.

Albemarle Health received awards for their same day surgery unit.


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  • by Randy on Mar 10, 2012 at 01:53 PM
    I recently had to visit Vidant Beaufort ER. I must say the service I received was excellent. The staff was very polite, and actually listened to me. Now, Washington Orthopedics is a different story. PA Price would be better suited as a NA-1. Luckily, I was able to be seen by Greenville Ortho, and the MD diagnosed my problem immediately. Had surgery, and all is well.
  • by RN - Beaufort on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:54 PM
    WOW what anger, LOVES BELHAVEN....I did some checking on this today after your comment and while the state of North Carolina does not require that a person be a Registered Technologist...ALL dentist offices have Registered Technologist because of the BLUE LAW that is on the table again right now with congress. Sounds like to might be friends with an unregistered technologist..or may be a Technologist yourself. If so, great.... no need for hostility.. Again, I am a RN but years of experience does NOT make you great either. There is NO..again..NO passion and heart in any Registered Technologist at Pungo but maybe 2 of them. As far as the accreditation..Pungo is now Vidant so their past accreditation while was okay for their earlier years of standards..they will have to comply with The Joint Commission now. You try and have a good day. You enjoy taking those x-rays and try to put some "PASSION AND HEART" into it.
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      by Sad on Feb 21, 2012 at 01:57 PM in reply to RN - Beaufort
      I think you have been misinformed. "Blue Law"??? Really??? You need to check out the definition of that. I don't know any dentist who hires registered technologists for xray. You might want to check out information on the CARE bill. I think you might be one of those people who think a little bit of knowledge makes them smart. NOT!!!
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        by RN - Beaufort on Feb 21, 2012 at 04:19 PM in reply to Sad
        I said that I was not going to write any more comments, BUT "to sad". I am a Registered Nurse not a Radiology Tech and I might have misunderstood the difference between the Care Bill and the Blue Law because it really does not concern me directly. The bottom line is right is right and wrong is wrong. I originally started commenting about a Radiology Tech working there without a license (which is true) so again...since you are apparently a Radiology Tech and know all of this information or are a friends with the Radiology Tech that does not have the license..it does not concern me directly so what you should be more concerned with the nasty Radiology Tech working there or the Radiology Tech (both in the same..)writing these comments that cannot keep her pants pulled up... I have personal knowledge of this..I do not work at Beaufort Hospital, I am right under your nose....
  • by lovesbelhaven Location: belhaven on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    My comments are in reply to RN Washington.
  • by lovesbelhaven Location: belhaven on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM
    I guess RN at Beaufort has never had a dental x-ray or an x-ray at a doctor's office. The state of North Carolina does not require you to be a Registered Technologist to take an x-ray. I would rather have someone who, having graduated from Radiology School,even if they didn't get their "Registry", and has taken x-rays for many years and know what they are doing, to x-ray me than someone who has gone through all the "bookwork" part but doesn't have any "hands on" experience. A piece of paper does not make you a GOOD Technologist, as with being an "RN" you have to have a "passion and heart" for the profession. My understanding is that Pungo was under a different accreditation service that they had to pass, and they always passed their accreditation. Sounds like there is alot of bitterness in your comments, did you perhaps not get good service at Pungo????
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      by RN - Beaufort on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM in reply to lovesbelhaven
      Sorry, forgot one comment to "loves belhaven"... Vidant Medical Center DOES require that the Radiology Tech be a Registered Technologist. Again, you need to work on your hostility issues. Hope your not a Registered Technologist or any other profession that requires direct contact with patients. ALL things come to light that are hidden in the dark. After speaking with some employees from Pungo, there is a lot of things hidden in the DARK with especially one of the Radiology Techs. She was probably the one who wrote the "lovesbelhaven". I bet you do love it....
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        by curious on Feb 21, 2012 at 06:15 AM in reply to RN - Beaufort
        RN-Beaufort, first can you explain what the blue law is...as I am having trouble associating it to radiographers. The Care bill I have heard of but as for the Blue law the only thing that I know of that is that it relates to sale of alcohol on Sundays. One more thing, I'm just wondering what your obsession is about with the one unregistered employee? You sound pretty bitter yourself...I agree with one of the other comments posted previously...sour grapes???
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          by RN - Beaufort on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:51 AM in reply to curious
          Read comment above.
  • by Mr Ray Location: Winterville on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:57 AM
    This is a joke. Hospital are not the same. It all about money, Period. I work at a medical clinic and there cutting pay and cutting workers but still making money. If they practice what they preach they would have a better place. I have family and friends that goes to there hospital and they have poor management. The higher don't care. Yes there some good doctor that work there, but it not many. If you try to say something to someone they give the run around.
  • by anan Location: pitt county on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    I was in the hospital in Greenville for kidney stones. They did a procedure to remove the stone (which they said was to large to pass) and then sent me home within 2 hours after the procedure and I have been having problems since. Also without no pain medicene or anything for infection(which I had and still have it). The hospital has called me and asked about the service I received and believe me I told them what I think of Vidant Care. I think it is overrated. By the way, they claim to be checking into this problem, but I doubt it. They cover their butts.
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      by REM on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:14 PM in reply to anan
      I don't understand why people constantly get on this website to explain their medical problems to people who can't do anything about it! Use the proper channels to voice your concern and get the problem solved. Trying to give an entire hospital system a bad name because you failed to speak up for yourself at the right time will get your no-where.
  • by RN - Beaufort Location: Washington on Feb 18, 2012 at 05:27 AM
    WOW!!! What a shame? Vidant hospitals has received some top honors but they need to be concerned with the hospitals that are NOT up to The Joint Commission standards, like Pungo Vidant with an x-ray tech working with no license. This was discussed on the other comments with Vidant buying out Pungo District Hospital on October 1, 2011. 4 months later still not up to The Joint Commission standards. Compliance hotline called in October at Vidant Medical Center and STILL NOTHING BEING DONE. I personally do not think that any Vidant owned hospitals should be recognized for anything until all their OWNED hospitals are up to date. WOW, that is all that I can say!! It's really pitiful............
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      by REM on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM in reply to RN - Beaufort
      I'm sure the situation is far more complex then you are leading on. Nothing is perfect, and healthcare entities are no exception. Humans are still in charge of it... and we are all not without fault.
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      by Really on Feb 18, 2012 at 02:10 PM in reply to RN - Beaufort
      Maybe some sour grapes here???? IF you posted on other comment sections and made the calls sounds like maybe this is smacking of personal and not personnel issues.
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        by RN - Beaufort on Feb 18, 2012 at 05:42 PM in reply to Really
        In reply to REM and Really....The situation is not more complex at all.. it is how it was written. AND Nothing PERSONAL involved for me, but I do know of a person who has a Radiology license who has not been given the opportunity but calls have been placed with The Joint Commission and received an e-mail back just today. I will be receiving a call from them on Monday. Maybe this will accomplish something. Then, I am sure that Vidant Medical Center will have to do some explaining as this concern was called in to the appropriate channel using the compliance hotline and they DID nothing and Vidant Medical Center does have a JACHO accredited sign up on their front door. We will just have to wait and see. As for it being personal to me, I just do not want someone taking an x-ray on me that did not have enough concern for themselves to take the boards or failed them 3 times. Just think about it!! This would be like a me a Nurse taking care of patient after going to school but have never taken my boards. NO ONE would want that either!!
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      by lovesbelhaven on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM in reply to RN - Beaufort
      I guess RN at Beaufort has never had a dental x-ray or an x-ray at a doctor's office. The state of North Carolina does not require you to be a Registered Technologist to take an x-ray. I would rather have someone who, having graduated from Radiology School,even if they didn't get their "Registry", and has taken x-rays for many years and know what they are doing, to x-ray me than someone who has gone through all the "bookwork" part but doesn't have any "hands on" experience. A piece of paper does not make you a GOOD Technologist, as with being an "RN" you have to have a "passion and heart" for the profession. My understanding is that Pungo was under a different accreditation service that they had to pass, and they always passed their accreditation. Sounds like there is alot of bitterness in your comments, did you perhaps not get good service at Pungo????
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        by RN - Beaufort on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:55 PM in reply to lovesbelhaven
        Read comment at the beginning.
  • by PCMH employee Location: still PCMH on Feb 18, 2012 at 04:54 AM
    and we still didn't get our pt satisfaction score bonus!!!!
  • by Whezza Location: ENC on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:00 PM
    Vidant Edgecombe certainly didnt get it for their billing procedures. They put me thru H**l this week because they did not get prior approval from my insurance company. Billing calls me, tells me to get it straight with the insurance company. I was an inpatient at the time this happened. They dropped the ball & then INSISTED that I talk to my insurance company who in turn said to talk to billing! Long story short VIDANT BILLING Dept doesn't listen to you...I told them 3 times I was an inpatient & they said oh, that is different. Then in the next breath they tell me the Dr. that admitted me had no records of me. If you have to deal with the billing dept., be prepared to be an advocate for yourself and make sure you keep a record of who, when and what they said....the billing dept told me I would be responsible for the bill, the insurance company said since I was an inpatient and they did not get prior approval they could not bill me. Billing Dept has had my family upset all week.
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      by REM on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM in reply to Whezza
      If you have a concern, you should go through the proper channels to solve the problem, not slander a company on a news website.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM in reply to REM
        It's only slander if it's not true
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        by Whezza on Feb 18, 2012 at 02:31 PM in reply to REM
        The truth is the truth!
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          by REM on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:12 PM in reply to Whezza
          And slander is slander. From what you posted, I would guess more of the blame lies with your insurance company.
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        by RN - Beaufort on Feb 18, 2012 at 05:47 PM in reply to REM
        This is not slander. Remember the last time I checked everyone is entitled to their OWN opinions and concerns and let's do not forget about the FIRST amendment...Freedom of speech...it's wonderful. If you do not agree with what Whezza wrote then do not read their opinion and certainly do not comment on it. You sound stupid talking about slander. Read my comments again from the beginning....Freedom is a wonderful thing!!! Got your back Whezza :)
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      by Billy on Feb 18, 2012 at 01:19 PM in reply to Whezza
      I can tell you FIRST hand that you are not responsible for your bill if the Hospital truly did not get Prior Approval. If there is more to this story than maybe but lack of prior approval is not your responsibility, This from a recent Ins. company employee who did just that, Prior approval. Relax, you want owe a dime, the hospital will take the loss. You may owe your deductible but nothing more.
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      by amazed on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:13 PM in reply to Whezza
      Whezza, your comments do not make sense...I would think you would sit down face to face with someone in billing and call the insurance company to make sure everyone understands and there is no miscommunication. As much as you may not believe, you do have a responsibility to understand your Ins plan. I would also add that Ins companies will do everything they can to deny a clain.
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        by Whezza on Feb 19, 2012 at 03:48 AM in reply to amazed
        To amazed. Get the facts straight. Bottom line, I was an inpatient, a test was ordered and someone at hospital DID NOT GET PRIOR APPROVAL. End of Story. Sit down face to face....that makes me laugh....getting them on the phone is hard enough. So, amazed, get unamazed, I did all the right things, and followed thru. Again, let me state, I think that the Vidant Edgecombe is a great facilty....but the billing issue is another story!
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      by B on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM in reply to Whezza
      I guess some things don't change. Several years ago I had to go to the E.R. at Tarbro. The girl in the E.R. dept. messed up my address so bad that I didn' get the bill. They had my phone number, but rather than call me, they turned it over to a collection agency, which affects your credit. I had to go down there to straighten it out, what a mess. As far as the new name.... every time I hear it and see the logo, I get the urge to go buy mouthwash.
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