FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
The Way I See It
Here in Eastern North Carolina, our community means everything. That’s why we care for
our patients like they’re our closest family members and friends—because many times they are.
Our community has proven to be strong, resilient and supportive, and we’re so grateful for the generosity shown by so many area businesses, civic groups and individuals who’ve supported our teams in various ways during these challenging times. We have received donations of meals, personal protective equipment and many other necessary supplies.
In April, our physicians, nurses and hospital staff were welcomed by the Roanoke Rapids Police, Roanoke Rapids Fire and Halifax County Sheriff’s departments in an impressive display of lights, American flags and signs, thanking them for all they do.
We’ve been honored to see similar displays nationwide with major businesses offering discounts, free services and goods to healthcare and frontline workers across the country. I speak on behalf of all healthcare staff when I say we are truly grateful.
It’s comforting to know that during this difficult time, our healthcare teams need only to look around to see how much they mean to our community.
We are responsibly beginning to address the needs of patients with delayed surgeries, diagnostic catheterizations, ancillary tests and screenings with new policies and procedures for safety and infection prevention. We are all learning to live with COVID-19 and will work to protect our patients and team members going forward.
Thank you for allowing us to be your partner in a healthier community, as we know the best way to get through difficult times is together.