Sharing unique stories from our community

We are proud to highlight the team members, patients and stories that make the communities we serve so special. This series is designed to keep community members informed and up-to-date on all things ECU Health. From how we prepare to keep you safe to special connections between team members and patients, ECU Health News is here to tell inspiring and informative stories. See a selection from the series below.

Service dog Clive benefits ECU Health patients

Meet Clive, ECU Health Medical Center’s resident canine. He is a fully-trained service dog and we’re thrilled to be able to offer Animal Assisted Therapy to the patients we serve.

“So a therapy dog is basically to provide comfort and they have to be very friendly and outgoing because there’s a lot of people that want to pet them and touch them. They have to be calm. They have to like the interaction, the social interaction. So he’s kind of like a little combination of both,” said Clive’s owner and outpatient rehab supervisor Tanya Bowen.

Preparation is key for hurricane safety

With hurricane season in full swing, staying prepared for a potential natural disaster is as important as ever. Chris Starbuck, the emergency response coordinator for Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (EHCPC), said having a plan in place with family and friends can make all the difference in an emergency situation.

Team members come together to help community an ocean away

After settling in eastern North Carolina, ECU Health team member Daniel Makoko continued to help improve living conditions in his home village of Taloha in Tanzania. Other team members joined the cause and helped raise money to put a new roof on the primary school in the village. Learn more in this ECU Health News story.