Health & Wellness


Incredible healthcare journeys, incredible people. 

Sharing personal stories helps us stay connected as a community. Sure to inspire, these stories reflect the courage and perseverance of our friends, family and neighbors — and their experiences as patients or loved ones — right here on the Outer Banks.

Featured Story

Cathy Pfendler’s Story

Originally from upstate New York, Cathy Pfendler began her nursing career in the 1970s and has been with The Outer Banks Hospital since it first opened its doors in 2002.

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Elizabeth Dixon’s Story

The party on the Outer Banks was a ton of fun. Until it wasn’t.

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Jessie Piacenza’s Story

Jessie Piacenza, HR manager for Kitty Hawk Kites, grew up mainly on the Outer Banks — but she and her husband had been away in Kansas City, MO, her husband’s hometown, for some years.

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Len Schoenfeld Story

They knew we were coming. The communication between The Outer Banks Hospital and Chesapeake Regional is amazing.

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Meri Jones’ Story

That personalization…you don’t get at larger facilities. We’re kind of like a little family.

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Whether you're a patient, caregiver or other member of the community, we want to hear about your unique healthcare experience with us

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