Cape Fear Campus Emergency Department
People living or staying in the Wrightsville Beach area can find convenient and friendly emergency care at Cape Fear Hospital. Although most trauma patients will be transferred to the trauma center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Cape Fear Hospital has a 24-hour full-service emergency department with the staff and technology needed to handle most emergencies. The Cape Fear Campus Emergency Department provides care for more than 38,000 patients annually.
The Cape Fear Hospital Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians employed by Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians (ECEP) and supported by 24-hour radiology and laboratory services. Nurses are required to be certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) or ENPC (Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course), TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course), or BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support). They are also encouraged to obtain their CEN (Certificate in Emergency Nursing).
Gateway to Orthopedic Center
For many people, the Emergency Department at Cape Fear Hospital serves as the gateway to the network's Orthopedic Center. The Orthopedic Center is in the hospital, providing the majority of the network's orthopedic care. The Orthopedic Center has staff specially trained to deal with bone muscle, joint, ligament, tendon and nerve injuries.