Health & Wellness
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.
Lionel Shannon has called the Outer Banks home all his life.
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.
Jesse 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.
So many doctors act like they’re doing you a favor when they come in your room, but Dr. Martin would actually talk to me.
The hospital has helped the Outer Banks grow by having the facility right there.
That personalization…you don’t get at larger facilities. We’re kind of like a little family.
Whether you're a patient, caregiver or other member of the community, we want to hear about your unique healthcare experience with us