Southeastern Health

Pulmonary Excellence Award from Healthgrades

Lumberton, NC  (October 23, 2012) – – Pulmonary care at Southeastern Regional Medical Center is in the top 5 percent in the nation according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.

  The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.

In its study published today, Healthgrades found that patients have a 75 percent lower risk of dying when treated at a hospital receiving five stars than if they were treated at a hospital receiving one star, based on risk-adjusted mortality rates across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia. Healthgrades also found that 235,378 lives could have been saved during 2009-2011 if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.

Making objective measures of hospital quality more publicly available is imperative for helping consumers make more informed provider decisions. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 89 percent of Americans in 27 top designated market areas believe hospital performance (defined as how well patients do at that hospital compared to others) is important but only 37 percent know where to find the information.

Other notable SRMC Healthgrades recognitions include:


  • Ranked #3 in NC for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Ranked #2 in NC for Cardiology Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NC for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013) (Ranked 3 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NC for Cardiology Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) Pulmonary
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked #5 in NC for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 5 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) Gastrointestinal
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) Critical Care
  • Ranked #8 in NC for Critical Care in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NC for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 8 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)


“Southeastern Regional Medical Center is committed to providing our patients with excellent care in a quality, compassionate and efficient manner,” said Joann Anderson, Southeastern’s president and CEO. “These ratings demonstrate that we value our patients and work hard to provide them with high quality care.”

Southeastern has continued to invest in improving both clinical and non-clinical processes through its Quest for Excellence program, expanding services and locations throughout Robeson County and the surrounding area, and acquiring state-of-the-art technology such as the da Vinci Surgical System, which features robot-assisted surgery used by doctors for a wide range of surgical procedures.

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital.

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at

About Southeastern Regional Medical Center

Southeastern Regional Medical Center, a non-profit organization, is designated as a Magnet facility and is accredited by The Joint Commission. The medical center is licensed for 452 beds and offers a combination of acute care, intensive care and psychiatric services to more than 15,000 inpatients and 81,000 emergency patients annually.  The Medical Center is a comprehensive health care system which offers a wide array of health care services through its affiliated divisions.

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 January 2013 12:08 )  

Athletic / Patient Testimonials

One of my central fullbacks had a hip flexor strain. Ms. Caponi provided daily treatment and advice on what the player needed to do in order to prevent further damage and get back into the starting line-up. The same player suffered a concussion in our second round state playoff game and Ms. Caponi provided her services in this situation as well. She did a great job in following up with both of these injuries the player sustained.
In October 2011, I was faced with the disease known as Transverse Myelitis. If affects your spinal column and nerves. I had just finished teaching for the day. After I dismissed students I began to feel my legs tingling and my back was in terrible pain. I knew something was terribly wrong. Within one hour I had lost feeling from the waist down. I was paralyzed for one week then intense therapy followed. I began therapy with Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Rehabilitation on December 4.
My son started therapy December 12, 2011, with Occupational Therapist Sara Rose. I’m seeing improvements with Joseph every day. His therapist gives him activities that help him focus on one particular thing for a longer period of time. With therapy and medication. Joseph’s grades have improved dramatically. Joseph even has homework to help improve his handwriting. I can definitely see improvements when he is taking his time.
In 2010 I was faced with cancer in both breasts. I did extremely well with chemo and radiation. Lymph nodes were removed under each arm. In August of last year, I noticed swelling in my left arm and hand. It was diagnosed as Lymphedema. I started treatment in late August with the help of my therapist, Lisa Donovan. That November I started a compression sleeve and gauntlet for my left hand. I noticed improvements pretty quickly.
“I’m not in a wheelchair” On April 7, 2009 I was in a car accident and Life flighted to Duke. Doctors told my family they didn’t think I would survive. I came home in June and began my therapy. I finished high school in 2010 at the age of 16 and was able to get out of the wheelchair and use a Hemi-walker at graduation.
Over the summer I began working with Matt for football season. I thought it would be just a fun experience, but I learned so much more it was unreal. I have learned about injuries and what may cause them. I can now wrap ankles and wrists. If someone wanted to go into athletic training I would tell them to work with their athletic trainer at their high school. You learn a lot as well as make many new friends. Matt is the best trainer to come through LHS. He helped me with my injuries as w...
I have had a wide variety of injuries over my time playing football. If it wasn’t for Matt I would have never been able to finish my senior season. “Athletes are the machines, Trainers are the Mechanics.”
I sprained my shoulder in a football game. Ms. Caroline helped me get well by doing a lot of therapy with me. I had to use the bands to do stretches for my shoulder. Ms. Caroline still continues to show me exercises to strengthen my shoulder during the wrestling season. I plan to attend ECU and become a Cardiologist. I want to double major in Biology and Chemistry.
I have been a part of Robeson County sports since recreational days. For the past two years Robeson county sports have provided athletic trainers for high school athletes. South Robeson High’s athletic trainer, Mrs. Faith Johnson, has been very good at her job. She makes it safe and you feel more protected when you play a sport. She has also encouraged me to go into the field of sports medicine. This summer I was able to attend the sports medicine camp at the Southeastern Lifestyle Center as a...
The addition of Caroline Taylor to our athletic staff has been extremely beneficial to Saint Pauls High School. As a certified athletic trainer, she has helped to prepare athletes for practice and competition, developed and implemented emergency action plans, implemented treatment and rehabilitation programs for injured athletes, determined athlete readiness for return to play, and provided first response to acute injuries.
As the head football coach, athletic trainers have been a great asset to me and my program. I value player safety, and although I care deeply for each of my players, I feel safer with an athletic trainer’s unbiased opinion of any and all injuries. I also think it saves valuable time when there are rehab requirements and assessments of injuries. My athletic trainer provides extensive and rigorous rehab, prior to allowing a student athlete to return to the practice or game field.
We are extremely privileged to have a medical provider who understands s the importance of having a Licensed Athletic Trainer in each of the high schools within the Public Schools of Robeson County. Southeastern Health has been assisting Lumberton High School athletics by providing an athletic trainer for years and we are exceptionally fortunate to have Matt Ferrell as our Athletic Trainer.
In February 2013, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and degenerative disk disease. I have been seeing Dr. Jones, who referred me to physical therapy. Since coming to Pembroke Rehab the last two months, I can really say my back pain has decreased. The dry needling treatment that Derick does is a little painful to start, but the end result is wonderful! I think this has helped my back feel better, as well as the exercises he showed me to do at home.
I was recently in the hospital for four days with severe back pain. My doctors finally told me I had a disk that was pressing on a nerve, and that I would need to begin physical therapy. I have been coming 2x/week for about one month to work with Derick Coe. Derick has been giving me heat and cold treatments, and has taught me some exercises to do at home like back bends and push ups. These exercises have helped to stretch my back, but the dry needling treatment really feels good and I think it ...
I have had back pain for the past 3-4 years and was recently diagnosed with degenerative disk disease. I went to a pain management doctor and neurosurgeon, who referred me to rehab to work with Cora, PT. After just 2 weeks of working with Cora, my back pain has decreased and now I’m hoping to avoid having surgery. Cora taught me different stretches to do in the morning and afternoon, Thera-band and ball exercises, sleeping positions that take the pressure off of my back, and even showed me tip...
When I hurt my left leg and foot, I was out of work for 8 weeks. Since doing physical therapy with Derick my leg is 100% better, and my foot is 95% better. I really think the exercises worked well, but the dry needling works best. I really think it helped my muscles. Now I am able to go back to work and do all the normal things I like to do. I would definitely send someone else to see Derick.
A few years ago, I fell and hurt my shoulder. I had been to several different doctors, and had therapy at other places with no relief. Finally, I began therapy at Pembroke Rehab with Derick Coe. Derick told me about dry needling and said he wanted to try it on my shoulder. I read the information he gave me, and I felt pretty good about it, so I let him try it. I couldn’t believe how much it helped! The deep massage and ultrasound helped too.
About 2 years ago , I fell backwards and pulled my groin. After experiencing severe pain throughout my hips and legs, I went to the doctor three times and was told I had fibromyalgia. Finally, I saw Barry Graham, PA at Pembroke Urgent Care and he sent me to Dr. Jones at the Neuromuscular Rehab Center. Dr. Jones told me the pain was coming from my back and that I needed physical therapy.
When I first got hurt our Athletic Trainer, Brendon, kept me calm and assessed my injury.  After the game he told me to start coming to him for therapy, but I didn’t come at first. So, he told me that therapy is the best thing for me if I wanted to be the player I was before my injury.  So, I trusted him and he nursed me back to health. Ever since then I’ll run to him if I have an injury instead of hesitating and trying to play through it.  Brendon really knows what he is doin...
During football season I got a concussion.  I was dazed, and my whole world was upside down.  Luckily, I had a great Athletic Trainer like Brendan to guide me and help me through my concussion.  When the concussion occurred, he immediately pulled me out of the game and started his process to see how bad my concussion was.  He made sure I did not return to the game and that Monday we started my therapy.  I improved day by day and was able to play in the very next football...
I am a three sport athlete at Lumberton High School. During the fall and winter, I play soccer and basketball. Both of these sports are very physical and require a lot from my body. Inevitably, I have come across many injuries-both major and minor. With virtually no down time in between seasons (and golf in the spring), I have no time to be sidelined with an injury. Thankfully, our high school has a great Athletic Trainer: Matt. Throughout Matt’s time at our school,
Matt is a very organized and helpful Athletic Trainer.  He spends as much time that is needed to make an athlete as best as they can be.  Last soccer season, I had a total of 7 dreadful injuries. Matt continued to stay patient and keep me motivated.  He is always full of encouragement.  Matt goes far beyond just treatment.  For example, this current soccer season, I had a sprained ankle.  He not only explained to me in full detail the exercises I would need to compl...
Ms. Davis is the epitome of what an Athletic Trainer should be. She has shown professionalism and consistent assistance with my son. She really cares about students and their safety and well-being. It is without reservation that I consider her the best in the field. My son speaks of her often and looks to her if he has any issues. The result of her assistance is that my son feels comfortable and he has improved on how to handle himself if he is injured.
I encountered an injury early in basketball season during tryouts and conditioning training. This injury was a result of my lack of knowledge and the importance of pre/post game stretches, and not taking it serious. Matt guided me through my recovery and educated me on the importance of the exercises and how they can keep me healthy. His advice and guidance through the season helped me remain injury free after my recovery. Matt is amazing at his job and cares a great deal about our Pirate Athlet...
Chris Green really helped while I was going through rehab. While he was giving me various exercises to do, he pushed me. Even if I complained, he said don’t complain-just push yourself. He is a wonderful supporter. Now I’m stronger than ever, and I’ll continue to get stronger. ATHLETE: Kristen LocklearINJURY: Sprained/weak ankles, shin splints, calf crampsATHLETIC TRAINER: Chris GreenSCHOOL: St. Pauls High School
“I played tonight, more than I expected. IT WAS AMAZING! I hate that this was my last first game and Friday will be my last, but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all that you do. You never give up on my pitiful broken body, Haha. If it wasn’t for you, I would’ve made my shoulder worse and possibly never played at all, basketball nor volleyball. Even when I didn’t agree with you and sort of got ill when not being able to play, I knew you were only doing your job and you’ve...
It is awesome to have an Athletic Trainer at Fairmont High School. Ms. Jane is always willing to help with whatever is needed—from taping to setting up for practices and games. She really cares about here athlete’s futures. She always takes time to show that she cares about us as a person (not just an injured athlete).
“When I had breast cancer back in 2004, Gibson Cancer Center referred me to the Southeastern Lifestyles Rehab clinic for lymphedema treatment.  I received treatment from Lisa Donovan, OT for about 2 years before they opened the new facility in Gray’s Creek. Since I live closer to Gray’s Creek, it was more convenient for me to continue treatment there rather than traveling to Lumberton. I have been coming to the Gray’s Creek clinic for about 2 years, working with Sara Warren, OT. &nb...
LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy) is a new program offered at the Southeastern Lifestyles Center for Rehab for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.  Julie Sawyer, MPT says Dr. Nantz had recently learned about this type of treatment and encouraged her to get certified. And, she did. In September 2014 Julie became certified in LSVT LOUD treatment and began treating patients with Parkinson’s at the Lifestyles Clinic.  
“I have been doing the LSVT program with Julie for the past 4 weeks and I think it has helped tremendously, especially with my walking and balance.  When I walk, my feet sometimes shuffle, but Julie has helped me learn how to take bigger steps.  Now when I walk, it looks more symmetrical (like it’s supposed to).  My balance has also improved which decreases my chances of falling.  Julie is also helping me with going up steps.

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