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

Janice Schroeder's Story

How many times have you thought “I need to quit smoking!”? Did you quit, only to begin again? Have friends and families encouraged you to quit, but you haven’t listened?

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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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Meri Jones’ Story

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

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Jennifer Housand

The hospital created a scholarship for students enrolled in the College of the Albemarle’s (COA) Surgical Technology Program. Recently, the scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Housand.

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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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