Martin General Hospital
Martin General Hospital is a 49-bed Acute Care facility located in Williamston, North Carolina. The hospital has received full accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Martin General offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services including: a state-of-the-art Intensive Care facility, Rural Health Clinics, a 24-hour Emergency Department, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Midwifery Services, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Cardiopulmonary Services, Complete Surgery Facilities, Telemedicine and Physical and Occupational Therapy and Telemedicine. Part of Martin General Hospital, the University Family Medicine Center is a Family Practice Residency program that is associated with East Carolina School of Medicine.
Martin County is located in the northeast Coastal Plain of North Carolina, just ninety-eight miles from North Carolina's Outer Banks and Atlantic Ocean. More than twenty creeks and streams slowly meander through the countryside emptying into the Roanoke River, eventually reaching the Albemarle Sound. Greenville, home of East Carolina University and East Carolina School of Medicine is an easy twenty-five mile drive to the southwest.
Martin County is mainly agrarian and has a population of 25,000. Although rural in nature, Martin County has significant industry, which has grown at a healthy rate. Many out of state corporations have made sizable investments in our county. Some of these include Weyerhaeuser, Guy's Snack Foods, Perdue Farms, Inc., Aiamar Knit Fabrics, Inc., Liberty Fabrics, White Packing and Fruit of the Loom.
Williamston, the county seat, is the largest town with a population of 6,000. Martin County is comprised of interesting communities like Bear Grass, Goose Neck, Poplar Point, Farm Life and Spring Green, each with its own special identity.
Eastern North Carolina is rich in its historic heritage. Located in the heart of the historic Albemarle Region, Martin County was once part of the lands governed by the Lords Proprietors, eight British lords who helped King Charles II regain his throne in 1663. Several communities in the county including Historic Hamilton, downtown Williamston, Farm Life Community and downtown Robersonville are on the National Historic Register. Numerous other sites and districts in Martin County have been selected for the National Historic Register.
The Martin County Public Schools system has thirteen schools throughout the county that serve five thousand students in grades K through 12. During the past school year each high school was awarded Exemplary Status by the North Carolina ABC's program. There are four high schools and nine middle, elementary and primary schools. Northwoods Collegiate School, a private school, offers preschool through grade nine.
The Martin County Board of Education supports small class size and its standard class size is three students less than the state allotment. Nearly eighty percent of the graduates continue their education at community colleges, technical schools or universities.
Students can pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, an easy 28-mile drive from Williamston. The East Carolina School of Medicine, also located in Greenville, has a Rural Residency Family Practice program that began in 1994 and Martin General Hospital has been a teaching partner since its inception.