New Bern’s Carolina East Medical Center was recently awarded a 5-star rating from Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Our hospital was one of only 4 in North Carolina to receive this, the highest rating given. It was the only hospital east of I-95 to be so recognized. This is another in a long list of accolades the hospital has received, including being named one of the 5 best hospitals in North Carolina by Business North Carolina magazine and one of the 50 best in the United States for cardiac surgery by Healthgrade. The superb medical community in New Bern is one of the reasons that the city has been, and remains, a popular and attractive retirement destination. Congratulations from Carolina Colours!