Commitment to Quality



We don’t just think we have great physicians and staff.

We have proof.

We are constantly improving our services and expanding our offerings so the Onslow community can receive the best care possible. Over the last six years we have been earning accreditations, certifications and recognition for many of the high-quality medical services we offer. It's a commitment to quality experienced by the 83,800 people we treated last year. Read about the different things going on here and the exciting new ways medical science can help you get to the healthiest version of yourself.


Grade 'A' Hospital Safety Scores 

Onslow Memorial earned an 'A' grade five consecutive times in the Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score national rankings. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety in areas such as errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. Learn more here.

Outstanding Team Engagement Award: Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections 

The Onslow Memorial team is proud to be recognized by NoCVA for outstanding teamwork and quality in the area of infection prevention. We are constantly working to make our hospital safe so you can experience the highest level of care possible.

100 SafeCare Hospital 

Onslow Memorial is one of just two 100-400 bed North Carolina hospitals to be named a 100 SafeCare Hospital by the SafeCare Group, recognizing hospitals that excel in evidence-based areas required under the Affordable Care Act. It's one more recognition of the quality (and safe) care we are bringing to the Onslow community. Learn more here.

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Program

Hospitals receiving the Get With The Guidelines Bronze Performance Award have demonstrated a commitment to treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for 90 consecutive days. Learn more here.

Commission on Cancer
Accreditation with Citation

This was an exciting distinction for the hospital. Not only was Onslow Memorial recognized for providing top-level cancer care, it also earned seven commendations for excellence. Learn more by clicking here. Or hear what our patients are saying about our Cancer Care by clicking here.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care

As of January 2016, Onslow Memorial received the highest national designation in maternity care given by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association: Blue Distinction Center+. Read more about this recognition here. Or learn more about our maternity services here.

Accreditation by the Joint Commission

Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards. Learn more about this hospital recognition here.

Three years without a central line infection. And No Ventilator Associated Pneumonia for over two years

That means Onslow Memorial is working hard to keep things their most sanitized. Our number one goal is to keep our patients safe and get them well. We’re proud we have achieved this milestone.

Center for Joint Replacement

We’ve established a modern joint replacement center to try to help us get the best results we can achieve. In fact, the Joint Commission’s designated Onslow Memorial as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center—the first community hospital east of I-95 to earn this distinction. Read about our center for joint replacement by clicking here

Gold Seal of Approval for
our Stroke Program

We have put in place equipment and processes to compliment our expert staff on the care of stroke victims. The result was the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for our Stroke Program. Learn more about this distinction here.

New-state-of-the-art Wound Care
and Hyperbaric Center

In order to serve the Onslow community, we’ve invested in a hyperbaric center and top doctors to treat wounds. Read more here.

Surgical Care Improvement

Our hospital was recently recognized by the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence for our “commitment to quality improvement and exceptional performance in order to improve surgical outcomes.” Read more about our surgical services by clicking here.

12 Consecutive Months
Without a Catheter-Associated UTI

This means Onslow Memorial is working hard to keep patients from getting catheter-associated urinary tract infections while in the hospital. Our number one goal is to keep patients safe and get them well. We’re proud to have achieved this milestone.




Onslow Memorial Hospital is proud to be one of the top of hospitals that have reduced the state’s early elective delivery (EED) rate from 4% of births to just 1%, according to the NC Quality Center, an affiliate of the North Carolina Hospital Association. In fact, OMH’s EED delivery rate is now at 0%.

Onslow is one of four hospitals specially recognized this year by the North Carolina Virginia Hospital Collaborative. While we are proud we surpassed the Collaborative’s goal (the greatest decrease in NICU admissions of term newborns in a high volume hospital among the collaborative), the real winners are mothers, babies and our community.

Learn more about our Labor and Delivery services here.

Many kinds of therapies,
all with one-on-one treatment

With physical, occupational, speech-language and lymphedema therapies, Onslow Memorial is one of the only providers to offer comprehensive rehabilitation services in one convenient location. Tailored to meet your individual needs, patients receive one-on-one treatment from a therapist. Learn more about our highly rated rehabilitation services here.

Heart Failure Optimal Care

Onslow Memorial County earned a 100% score for heart failure optimal care as a result of several best practice procedures, outstanding doctors and staff.

Score for Optimal Pneumonia Care

Making Onslow Memorial safe is our top priority. That’s why we’ve taken measures and instilled systems that ensure the best results for your health and wellness. It’s a commitment that has been validated by this score, which puts us at or above the US. National Average.