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Golf Classic Scheduled for Friday, May 10th

The Nash UNC Health Care Foundation Golf Classic will tee-off at 9:00 AM, Friday, May 10th, 2019 at Benvenue Country Club.


As a result of the efforts of the members of the Professional Women’s Group and the generosity of twenty local businesses, a $10,230 check was presented to the Danny Talbott Cancer Center on Friday, March 15, 2019 to support the Cancer Patient Assistance Program.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Read our interview with Dr. Kelly McAlarney, a breast fellowship-trained radiologist with Nash UNC Health Care’s Breast Care Center, who answers many commonly asked questions about breast cancer.

Eastern North Carolina Community Health Survey 2018

Welcome to the Community Health Survey for Eastern North Carolina!

Nash County Health Department and Nash UNC Health Care are participating in a new collaborative Eastern Regional Partnership in order to facilitate a comprehensive community health needs assessment for Nash or Edgecombe Counties. 

This assessment is being undertaken by a partnership of 33 counties, hospitals, health systems, and health departments in Eastern North Carolina. It allows these partners to better understand the health status and needs of the community they serve and use the knowledge gained to implement programs that will benefit the community.


The survey is open until June 30.

CLICK HERE To complete this very important survey.

Thank you!


Memorial Gift Keeping Oncology Patients Warm

"When Pepa passed away, in lieu of flowers, we chose 3 charities to accept donations in his memory, one of which was Nash. Pepa was a patient on the 4th floor many days throughout his cancer battle, so we chose to use the donations to buy a blanket warmer for the oncology wing! Today we had a sweet dedication to honor this purchase. Thank you to everyone that donated and helped make this happen!" - Casey Strickland- Denton

Nash Health Care Bowling League

Thank you to the Nash Health Care Bowling League for their very generous gift to our Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. All funds directly support our patients at the Danny Talbott Cancer Center.


Nash UNC Health Care offers pet therapy program 03/13/2018   Nash UNC Health Care has introduced “Caring Canines of Nash,” a pet therapy program designed to provide short visits, comfort and enjoyment to patients who love dogs. The hospital is using a type of pet therapy known as animal-assisted activity, which involves a specially trained dog and its handler spending 10 to 15 minutes with a patient who has requested the visit. “Research has shown that pet therapy can provide great benefits to patients through reducing stress and anxiety, lowering blood pressure and generally uplifting spirits,” said Amy Winham, Director of Service and OperationaExcellence at Nash UNC Health Care. Reports from The Mayo Clinic indicate that a few minutes spent petting a dog and talking with its handler can bring on the “happiness bounce” for many patients, where they report feeling less tired or stressed, a little more optimistic, and are thrilled about having a story to sha ...


UNC Health Care has established Nash UNC Health Care as the permanent base site for one of its medical transport helicopters.  Hospital staff celebrated the helicopter’s first landing on Thursday.

Twin Counties Sugar Run- April 14, 2018

The First Annual Twin Counties Sugar Run is scheduled for April 14, 2018. It will include a 5K Run; 1 Mile Fun Run; a Celebrity Speaker; healthy breakfast and vendors with the latest technology and research in the fight against Diabetes. All proceeds will go to benefit patients dealing with diabetes in the Twin Counties.

Rocky Mount Prep Leadership Ambassadors Donate to BCC Fund

Rocky Mount Prep Student Ambassadors Raise Money for 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A very special THANK YOU to the Rocky Mount Prep Student Ambassadors for raising over $500 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to go toward our Nash Breast Care Center Fund. Rocky Mount is lucky to have such amazing young leaders! Thank you so much Asjah, Mykiah, Alasia, J'Nya and everyone else that made this happen. #PrepPride

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