♪ Most of us want to do this because we wanted to help people. And so when you do it in a small town environment you can come as close to achieving that ideal as possible. I wanted to be in a place where my services would make a difference and that clearly has been the case here. CarolinaEast Health System is made up of a 350-bed hospital. CarolinaEast Medical Center, an outpatient surgery center, an outpatient diagnostic imaging center. We own a cardiology practice, we have home care, we have a rehabilitation hospital. The hospital has really expanded and grown. We’ve stayed very cutting edge. We have the specialists we need, good interventional services. It’s small town, but it’s not small town medicine. The ancillary staff and the nursing staff, they are tremendous people in addition to being well-trained and just being good at what they do. New Bern it’s a dot on the map. We decided to come visit the dot and we were entranced. It’s been a great professional place to be, it’s been a great personal place to be. I have really good work life balance. Most of us live here in town. We have at most a 10 to 15 minute drive to work. There’s a more relaxed pace to life here. I love what I do. I love the patients around here. Just very good people to work with. We don’t send cases out. We can handle almost anything. We’re very fortunate that way. We’ve got all the latest technology. The type of physician that we have here, they’re smart, they’re very competent, but they also want to be able to have a nice lifestyle. New Bern just seemed the perfect place for me as far as being close to the coast and then having a good hospital that had the facilities I needed. There are plenty of things to do. The weather here is just great; ninety percent of the year you can do something outdoors. New Bern is located in the eastern region of North Carolina on the confluence of the Trenton and Neuse rivers. I couldn’t think of a better place for my kids to grow up. Part of the draw of living in a region like this is making sure that you have enough time off to enjoy the interests you have outside of medicine. One of the amazing things about being in a community of this size is we can do things that larger centers really can’t do. We are a very well coordinated team and that interpersonal relationship really contributes to what we do at the end of the day. The hospital administration has been instrumental in supporting the development of state of the art specialty care across multiple specialties. I would challenge you to find an organization with the sophistication and complexity that we have in a community this size anywhere else. We have over 200 board certified physicians on our staff. We have almost the entire range of specialties. It’s a very fulfilling place to practice medicine. If you’re looking for one of the best places to practice, to find a balance in your life, this is the place to come. We are compassionate care. We are leading technology. We are CarolinaEast Health System.