May 2, 2017

For RN, quilt was a labor of love

When a quilting group bowed out of making the Community Memorial Quilt five weeks before its unveiling, the SECU Hospice House turned to one of its most faithful helpers. Read More +

Apr 12, 2017

Johnston Health earns an "A"

Johnston Health, which has hospitals in Smithfield and Clayton, has earned an “A” safety grade from The Leapfrog Group for the second time in the past two years. Read More +

Feb 27, 2017

Johnston Health's eldest physician leaves hospital role

Dr. Woodrow Batten, the eldest and longest-serving member of our medical staff, has retired at age 95. At a reception in his honor, hospital administrators, staff and physicians wished him well in his retirement and congratulated him on a remarkable career spanning nearly 70 years. Read More +

Dec 6, 2016

Johnston Health employees join mission to restore sight

The operating rooms where Dr. Dean Dornic performs cataract surgeries is about as modern as they come. But during a recent medical mission trip to Honduras, he and members of the hospital staff found they could be every bit as productive in a much more modest setting. Read More +

Nov 21, 2016

In giving, local Girl Scout returns a favor

Brianna Smith of Four Oaks isn’t afraid of hospitals or doctors. But the 15-year-old Girl Scout is empathetic toward youngsters who find themselves in the emergency department. Read how she is returning the favor to our emergency departments. Read More +