Three Hospitals Provide Healthy Outlooks in Rocky Mount

Nash General, Heritage and LifeCare hospitals are major medical centers in Rocky Mount, but health care in this city of 57,000 residents is even more than that. Partnerships, satellite clinics and specialty offices also provide quality care to patients of Rocky Mount – and beyond. Some of the health care facilities are:

Nash General Hospital
County-owned Nash Health Care Systems owns this hospital that provides services usually found only in major metropolitan areas.

“Physicians who come to our staff from hospitals like Duke [University Medical Center] say the quality of services here is equal to, if not better than, what’s available at the big teaching centers,” says Larry Chewning, NHCS president and CEO.

The campus is home to specialized facilities as Rocky Mount Heartburn Treatment Center, Joint Replacement Center and Nash Wound Care Center. NHCS also locally operates Nash Day Hospital, the Bryant Aldridge Rehabilitation Hospital, Coastal Plain Hospital and the Emergency Care Center.

Heritage Hospital
The Tarboro-based center has 117 beds and 20 physician specialties and services ranging from same-day surgery to critical care and rehabilitation. There is also a Level III intermediate care nursery, family birthing center, cancer center, pain management clinic, chronic heart failure clinic, orthopedic services and a 24-hour emergency department.

LifeCare Hospital
LifeCare was formed in 1992 and has 50 licensed beds and a medical staff of 35 physicians. The hospital is accredited with The Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists, and specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require extended hospitalization.

Boice-Willis Intermediate Care
The physician-owned practice opened in 1914 and covers 16 different medical specialties. Boice-Willis has seven locations and services that include a women's imaging center, physical therapy, and health and diabetes education departments.

Carolina Quick Care
The clinic treats minor injuries and non-life-threatening illnesses, including sprains, lacerations, sore throats, coughs and colds, flu, sinus infections, burns and rashes. It is open seven days a week and patients never need an appointment.

OIC Medical Center
Services include family care, women's health and imaging. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Thursdays until 9 p.m. and three Saturdays each month from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Family Medical Center of Rocky Mount
Services here include complete family care, women’s health, a coagulation clinic and diabetes education classes.