Our Mission, Vision And Values

We’re Not The Biggest, But We’re One Of The Best

We’re a community hospital — but we’re also one of the best hospitals in the country. Why? It isn’t just about our commitment to delivering quality care. It’s about quality care in the right way. At the right time.

Being There For Our Community

That’s what it means to serve the friends, family and neighbors who make up our unique coastal community — whether we’re at our year-round population of just under 40,000 or at our summer swell of nearly 250,000. No matter when you’re here or why you’re with us, you can count on every physician, team member and volunteer to keep our mission top of mind.


To enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dare County and the surrounding region by promoting wellness and providing the highest quality healthcare services.


To be the preferred healthcare provider, employer of choice and a national leader in meeting the needs of the community we serve.


  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Education
  • Accountability
  • Safety
  • Teamwork