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Foundation at Carteret Health Care Awarded Grant

The Carteret Health Care Foundation in Morehead City, North Carolina has received a $425,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support the installation of a permanent backup water well on the hospital campus.

“We are fortunate to have the Golden LEAF Foundation support our community and hospital and we cannot thank them enough,” says Mr. Harvey Case, CEO of Carteret Health Care. “They truly understand the importance of community partners and are making Carteret Health Care stronger by ensuring the community has access to medical services during hazardous weather that may cause flooding or power outages.”

The well will be an added source for water should the hospital’s primary source not be available during such things as power outages, flooding or hazardous weather. Carteret Health Care relies on water to operate our chillers that provide air conditioning to the facility and for other essential medical processes such as lab tests, dialysis, radiation oncology and infection prevention. Being one of the longest counties in the state, it is vital for residents to have access to the closest medical center, especially during serious weather events.

Disaster Mitigation Plans are already underway with construction to begin at the end of summer with completion spring 2021. The backup water well will be located on the west side of Carteret Health Care’s campus.

The Disaster Recovery Grant Program is funded through appropriations by the State of North Carolina to the Golden LEAF Foundation to make grants to eligible entities to repair or replace infrastructure and equipment damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, Michael, and Dorian. Thirty projects totaling more than $7.9 million was awarded during this grant cycle.

For more information on Carteret Health Care’s Foundation, visit Foundation@CarteretHealth.org.

 

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