Onslow Memorial Hospital battles against finances for high safety rating

Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The largest off-base hospital in Onslow County is in a tough financial situation. But they said they’re not letting that stop them from providing top quality care.

Onslow Memorial Hospital operated at a financial deficit of almost $8 million last year.

But they have now received their seventh consecutive “A” hospital safety rating.

The hospital’s Director of Accreditation Josephine Malfitano said the rating should assure patients that the hospital’s finances will not impact their quality of care.

“We’re mindful of our financial resources,” said Malfitano, “and we want to make sure that we’re first and foremost committed to our safety and quality and that’s what we’re going to be doing.”

The safety rating is based on metrics like hospital cleanliness and results of patient care.

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