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The Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital

Located in Nags Head, North Carolina, The Outer Banks Hospital is a full service, community hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. A joint venture between Vidant Health and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, the hospital opened in March 2002.

The 83,796 square foot facility includes eighteen (18) acute care medical-surgical beds, two (2) labor and delivery/recovery/post-partum beds, one (1) level II nursery bed and three (3) operating rooms, a designated caesarian section room, outpatient and diagnostic services, and emergency department. In addition, OBH offers both an off-campus Radiation Therapy Center in Nags Head and two Urgent Care Centers in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head.

Designed especially to meet the health needs of our coastal community, whose year-round population of 35,000 swells to about 250,000 in the summer season, OBH has approval as a provider of Medicare and Medicaid programs, licensure by the Division of Facility Services, and accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, College of American Pathologists, and the American College of Radiology.

Most notably, OBH has been recognized as a Top 100 U.S. Community Hospital and named in the top 100 of the best Critical Access Hospitals in the nation. The mission of The Outer Banks Hospital is to enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dare County and the surrounding region by promoting wellness with a diverse offering of outreach efforts and by providing the highest quality healthcare services. 

Our Emergency Services
The Emergency Department employs physicians who are board certified in emergency medicine and a trauma-trained RN staff who are supported by unit secretaries and nursing assistants. Dare County Emergency Medical Services provides medical air transports out of the community utilizing the helipad adjacent to the Emergency Department, weather permitting. 

Surgical and Other Specialities  
The hospital has three operating rooms used for general surgery and a fourth designated for Cesarean-sections. 

Hospitalist Physicians 
Hospitalists are physicians who care for patients in the hospital. While they are responsible for inpatient care from admission to discharge, they also remain in contact with the referring physician every step of the way.

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Phone Numbers

  • (252) 449-4500

4800 South Croatan Hwy

Nags Head, North Carolina 27959


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