Pictured Above (L-R): Jennifer Schwartzenberg, Director of Community Outreach & Development, The Outer Banks Hospital; Karen Brown, Chair, Community Benefit Grants Committee; Kristin Young, NC MedAssist; Don Cabana, Dare County Transportation; Wendi Munden, Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation; Beverly Paul, Hyde County Non-Profit Private Transportation Corporation; Rick Gray, Community Care Clinic of Dare; Debbie Dutton, Dare County Health Department; Jean Freeman, Interfaith Community Outreach; Jenniffer Albanese, Interfaith Community Outreach; Kahla Hall, Vidant Health Foundation; Tess Judge, Outer Banks Hospital Board Member and Chair, The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council.

Pictured Above (L-R): Jennifer Schwartzenberg, Director of Community Outreach & Development, The Outer Banks Hospital; Karen Brown, Chair, Community Benefit Grants Committee; Kristin Young, NC MedAssist; Don Cabana, Dare County Transportation; Wendi Munden, Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation; Beverly Paul, Hyde County Non-Profit Private Transportation Corporation; Rick Gray, Community Care Clinic of Dare; Debbie Dutton, Dare County Health Department; Jean Freeman, Interfaith Community Outreach; Jenniffer Albanese, Interfaith Community Outreach; Kahla Hall, Vidant Health FoundationTess Judge, Outer Banks Hospital Board Member and Chair, The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council.

The Outer Banks Hospital & Vidant Health Partner to Increase Community Access to Healthcare & Vital Services  
Dare County, NC

The Outer Banks Hospital has awarded $125,000 in grants to local organizations whose projects will significantly increase access to healthcare in the community for nearly 2,500 individuals in need and provide services to meet a variety of community needs this coming year. 

Funds are generously provided by the Vidant Health, with support from Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and The Outer Banks Hospital’s Development Council. Since 2006, The Outer Banks Hospital has granted $1,319,840 to organizations, of which over $1 million of the funding has come from the Vidant Health.

The following local organizations have been awarded grant funds:

Community Care Clinic of Dare – Medical care for uninsured/low income patients
Dare County Health Department – Prenatal ultrasounds and breast cancer diagnostics
Dare County Transportation – Transportation of patients to medical care appointments
Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation – Medical assistance for Hatteras Island cancer patients
Hyde County Non-Profit Private Transportation Corporation – Transportation of patients to medical care appointments on the Outer Banks
Interfaith Community Outreach – Medical assistance and crisis intervention 
NC MedAssist
 – Free pharmacy services shipped directly to patients’ homes

The Outer Banks Hospital, located in Nags Head, North Carolina, offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. A joint venture between Vidant Health and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, the hospital opened in March 2002. The hospital’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dare County and the surrounding region by promoting wellness and providing the highest quality health care services. For more information, visit www.theouterbankshospital.com.