Deal Signed On Pungo Hospital Change

It's officials, Pungo District Hospital is now part of University Health Systems. Paperwork on the changeover was signed this morning at the Belhaven hospital.

In separate votes last week, the UHS board and the Pungo trustees each okayed the change of ownership that starts at midnight tonight.

University Health Systems will pay off Pungo's long-term debt. It will also invest $2 million in upgrading information technology and another $500,000 in capital improvements at the hospital.

UHS now owns or operates 10 hospitals in Eastern Carolina.


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  • by RN - Beaufort Location: Washington on Oct 5, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    I am a nurse at one of the other owned UHS hospitals. Officials from UHS has not gone and talked with any of the managers at Pungo so, therefore, I do not know whether I can work both places or not. Does anyone know when UHS is planning on talking to them? UHS has been the owner since October 1, 2011. I do not know what to do and I am sure that the managers in the departments do not either. UHS please help the employees at Pungo and managers alike!!! There are a lot of questions that need answering.
  • by victor Location: Greenville on Sep 30, 2011 at 08:57 PM
    More for-profit empire building?
  • by Citizen on Sep 30, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    Oh, happy day! For everyone down east here.
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