CEO Message - March 26, 2020
Benson Area Medical Center is working to continue to provide you with the healthcare you need during the COVID19 pandemic. There have been dramatic changes in the business community and those changes have not escaped BAMC. The need to socially distance ourselves and only leave our homes for essential services has resulted in seeing fewer patients in the office.
To meet acute care needs, we have developed a drive-up service for patients with fever, cough and upper respiratory conditions who need to be seen. This service is available through calling our office and scheduling an appointment, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
We have also started offering telehealth visits, which can be done through either your computer or a smart phone. These visits may be scheduled by calling our office.
During this time of change we are eliminating our Thursday evening hours and our Saturday hours for the next 30 days. We hope to restart these extended hours in the future, but we will reassess the need close to the end of the 30 days.
Due to the major reduction in our patient visits to the office and the impact it has had on our cash flow, we have made the painful decision to furlough members of our support team. During this time our Governor has loosened rules on the filing of unemployment benefits, and we have made a decision to continue to provide health insurance coverage for impacted employees during this furlough period. It is our intention that at the end of this crisis, we will bring these members of our team back to work.
Our patients have been loyal and supportive of Benson Area Medical Center since 1979. Our goal is to remain a vital part of providing quality primary care for this community for many years to come. Because you are so important to us, we wanted to fully disclose to you the changes we are required to make in order to adapt to this unprecedented environment.
We are here to continue to meet your healthcare needs during this time of uncertainty and crisis, and we will continue to communicate to you as conditions change.
William W. Massengill, Jr., CEO
Dr. Robert Matthews
A doctor who enjoys helping patients navigate the healthcare system, Robert Matthews has recently joined BAMC after spending 11 years as a missionary in Africa. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.
Welcome Dr. Matthews!
Dr. Amanda Steventon
Welcome Dr. Steventon! With a passion for helping people of all ages (newborn and up), we are happy to have her join our team to serve BAMC patients. Growing up in rural Kansas and seeing the need for more quality healthcare helped fuel her desire to be a physician.
40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DRAWS STATE AND REGIONAL HEALTHCARE LEADERS
Benson Area Medical Center (BAMC) marked its 40 years of service to residents in Harnett, Johnston and Sampson counties on Nov. 19 with a celebration that included many healthcare leaders and remarks from North Carolina State Health Director, Dr. Betsey Tilson.
Established in 1979, BAMC is a federally certified rural health center providing primary healthcare to more than 12,000 residents of Johnston, Harnett and Sampson counties. In addition to our mission of providing quality, compassionate care, the Center also serves as a training site for many future pharmacists, physician assistants and physicians.
Dr. Amy-Jo Bekong
We are excited to have you join our team of caring, compassionate providers. Your experience, love of this community, and joyful spirit radiates on those around you. Welcome!
Make an appointment with Dr. Bekong or any of our dedicated healthcare professionals by calling 919-894-2011.
Myron Adams, PA-C
Physician Assistant and area native, Myron Adams, has joined our team as the new acute care provider. His role is to see patients who need to be treated immediately, but whose established provider’s schedule is full.
We are thrilled to have him serve alongside our growing list of hard-working providers.
Benson Area Medical Center, Inc. is a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Participation in a NCQA Recognition Program demonstrates that the practice values quality health care delivery and the latest clinical protocols to ensure that patients receive the best care at the right time.
As a patient centered medical home, Benson Area Medical Center has in place a care team which includes a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse (for patient triage) and a Pharmacist (for medication management and Warfarin management).
Benson Area Medical Center (BAMC) is a community-owned nonprofit, offering primary health care services to EVERYONE. Providing access to quality, cost-effective primary health care services to everyone is BAMC's primary goal. Se Habla Espanol
NOTICE TO PATIENTS:
This practice serves all patients regardless of inability to pay.
Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.
For more information, ask at the front desk or visit our website.
AVISO PARA PACIENTES:
Esta práctica sirve a todos los pacientes, independientemente de la incapacidad de pago.
Descuentos para los servicios esenciales son ofrecidos dependiendo de tamaño de la
familia y de los ingresos.
Usted puede solicitar un descuento en la recepción o visita nuestro sitio web.
Leaving a legacy of health!
By making a gift in memory or honor of someone you help assure that quality healthcare is made available to everyone in our communities. Benson Area Medical Center is involved in providing quality care not only for the residents of our area but we also provide a Farmworker Clinic begining in the summer through October. We are committed to helping equip the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders through our cooperation with programs such as MedServe and through partnerships with Campbell University and other educational facilities.