Nags Head, NC – In past years, the church members would decorate the church with lilies. But members of their flower guild were looking for a more permanent and less fragrant project. Church member Cathy Thompson presented the idea that instead of lilies, they could make baby blankets, decorate with them then donate them to the hospital. And so that is what they did. “We just think this project was something we could do to touch some lives,” said Thompson. Members hope to make this an ongoing effort and are looking to reach out to other groups to assist with the project. Pictured here is Thompson’s sister, Pat Morrison with a sample of their handiwork. Labor and Delivery Director Lisa McGaha was delighted with the gift. “I am touched by their generosity,” said McGaha. “This comforting touch of hospitality offered by the church is another layer of the personal care we extend at The Outer Banks Hospital.”

The hospital averages 400 newborn deliveries a year. The Labor and Delivery Department has two Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum rooms, one Level-1 nursery bed and a five-bed nursery. All rooms support our comfortable family concept with Jacuzzi tubs, glider rockers and built-in window seats.