Responding to Emergencies

Having a hospital at the ready to respond to disasters and address the needs of ailing citizens is as essential as good roads and favorable taxes. Hospitals must maintain trained personnel, specialized equipment and supplies to prepare for any emergency, no matter how small or large.

  • 24/7/365 Care
    Hospitals are unique in that we are one of only a few businesses that must remain open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Hospitals often make accommodations during treacherous weather conditions to ensure that there is not a lapse in care for their neighbors.North Carolina has some of the busiest emergency departments in the country. Five North Carolina hospitals landed on the “Top 52 Hospitals With the Most ER Visits” in 2016:

    • The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro) – 149,700
    • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center (Fayetteville) – 129,352
    • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem) – 108,400
    • Vidant Medical Center (Greenville) – 90,000
    • Mission Hospitals – Memorial Campus (Asheville) – 87,200

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