CarolinaEast Medical Center recognized nationally for patient care

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina hospital is being recognized nationally for its patient care.

CarolinaEast Medical Center has received the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

Healthgrades, an online resource that provides information about doctors and hospitals, evaluated more than 3,000 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The rankings were measured based on things like cleanliness, noise levels and doctor and nurse communication.

Healthgrades says the awards helps patients make more informed healthcare decisions.