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Hospital systems offer broad range of care


Cumberland County is home to Cape Fear Valley Health System, which has eight hospitals in the region. Overall, the system has more than 1,000 beds and sees more than 1 million patients annually.

The private, not-for-profit organization has 7,400 employees and 1,300 providers on its medical staff. Its main campus is Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Other facilities in the health system include Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health Care, Bladen County Hospital, Hoke Hospital, Health Pavilion North off Ramsey Street, Health Pavilion Hoke and Harnett Health.

“Cape Fear Valley Health System’s mission is to provide exceptional health care for every patient, and our goal is to improve the quality of every life we touch,” says Mike Nagowski, CEO for the health system. “We are proud to be part of the communities that we serve across the region.”

Since Cape Fear Valley Medical Center opened in 1956, it has grown to become North Carolina’s eighth-largest health system. It specializes in cardiac care, cancer treatment and surgical services as well as neuroscience, pediatrics, rehabilitation, orthopedics and more.

Cape Fear Valley Health has a full-service Family Birth Center, as well as a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. It also hosts a thriving medical education program. Its new Center for Medical Education will provide space to train as many as 300 residents each year, nearly doubling the size of the current program. Residencies are in obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, cardiology, general surgery, podiatry, pharmacy and a transitional year.

The health system is obtaining approval for a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.

For more information, call 910-615-4000.

Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System
The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Fayetteville VA Health Care Center are part of the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System, one of the fastest-growing veterans health care systems in the nation with an enrollment of 190,000 veterans.

The system includes one medical center in Fayetteville; two health care centers in Fayetteville and Wilmington; nine community-based outpatient clinics in outlying counties; and one jointly funded Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Rehabilitation Center serving active-duty military members and veterans in Fayetteville.

“We are committed to our core responsibility as a health care system providing our veterans world-class health care,” says Dan Dücker, executive director of the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System. “We continue to build a system with a focus on today’s veteran and looking toward the future to continue innovation and leadership in health care.”

In Cumberland County, veterans can receive care at one of several VA facilities that provide primary care, women’s health services, mental health care, pharmacy services, surgery, imaging services, and medical and specialty services.

The system partners with the North Carolina State Veterans Home, which operates a 150-bed, long-term nursing home behind Fayetteville VA Medical Center on Ramsey Street.

Health care services offered at the Ramsey Street and Raeford Road locations include cardiology; dermatology; neurology; gastrointestinal, pulmonary, gynecological, urological, and orthopedic care; and general surgery.
The Fayetteville VA Dialysis Center, at 2301 Robeson St., provides kidney and renal care.

For more information, call the VA Medical Center on Ramsey Street at 910-488-2120, the Raeford Road facility at 910-488-2120 or 800-771-6106, or the VA Dialysis Center at 910-483-9727.

Womack Army Medical Center
Located in the heart of Fort Bragg, Womack Army Medical Center serves the health care needs of active-duty service members, their dependents and military retirees. Womack provides health care to about 200,000 Tricare beneficiaries.
“Womack Army Medical Center is a Level 3-designated trauma center,” says Col. Christopher G. Jarvis, commander of the medical center. “Our medical center provides high-quality, safe health care to a population of soldiers, their families and retirees. As a prominent trauma center in this region, we also provide care in civilian emergencies, if needed.’’

Womack offers most specialty referral services and has five primary care clinics on Fort Bragg and two others off post. Womack offers a number of health care services, including cardiology, hematology-oncology, obstetrics-gynecology, inpatient behavioral health services, pulmonology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, a mild traumatic brain injury clinic, pain management, services for substance abuse, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, preventive medicine, physical therapy-occupational therapy care and pharmacy, gastroenterology, allergy care, physiatry, podiatry, optometry, physical exams and refractive eye surgery.

Other health care resources available are the Fayetteville Rehabilitation Center, Fort Bragg Intrepid Spirit Center, Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center, and Womack Health and Support Center. The on-post clinics include Byars Health Clinic, Clark Health Clinic, Joel Pediatric Clinic, Robinson Health Clinic and Womack Family Medicine Residency Clinic. The two primary care clinics for family members and retirees are Hope Mills Medical Home and Linden Oaks Medical Home.
For more information, call 910-907-6000.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas
FirstHealth of the Carolinas is a private, not-for-profit facility headquartered in Pinehurst and includes four hospitals: FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst; FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke in Raeford; FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond in Rockingham; and FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial in Troy.

Those hospitals provide care in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, neonatology, behavioral services and bariatric surgery. They serve patients throughout 15 counties in southeastern North Carolina.
“FirstHealth of the Carolinas is committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care across all of the communities we serve,” says Mickey W. Foster, CEO of FirstHealth of the Carolinas. “To be recognized for the care we provide is a testament to the incredible efforts of our entire team and reinforces our commitment to our core purpose — ‘To care for people.’’’

The health system includes facilities for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, hospice, palliative care, home care, community outreach, behavioral health, fitness facilities, primary and convenient care practices, a hospitality house, EMS and critical care transport services, a philanthropic foundation and a host of other health care services. For more information, call 800-213-3284.

Health, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Womack Army Medical Center, FirstHealth of the Carolinas