Sentara to cease services at North Carolina medical center

Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara will cease services at Sentara Kitty Hawk (N.C.) on Dec. 15.

Sentara said the condition of the building factored into the decision to end services at the facility.

"Sentara Kitty Hawk has undergone several building repairs in recent years," the health system said. "However, despite these repairs, the issues remain ongoing. Recently, Sentara contracted with third party evaluators to review HVAC, air quality and the building structure, which identified multiple major repairs that would be required to meet operational healthcare standards."

The building is owned by Pasquotank County, but Sentara has been operating the medical center under a 30-year lease, according to The Outer Banks Voice.

After Sentara ends services at the facility, local residents will continue to have access to specialized services, including neurological care, cardiology and cancer care, at other Sentara facilities in the area.

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