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DNR Orders
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Brunswick County Hospitals

Brunswick Community Hospital
1 Medical Center Drive
Supply, NC 28462
Phone: 910-755-8121

Dosher Memorial Hospital
924 N. Howe Street
Southport, NC 28461
Phone: 910-457-3800

New Hanover County Hospitals

Cape Fear Memorial Hospital
5301 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-452-8100

New Hanover
Regional Medical Center

2131 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-343-7000

Columbus County Hospitals

Columbus County Hospital
500 Jefferson Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-8011

South Carolina Hospitals

Conway Hospital
300 Singleton Ridge Road
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-347-7111

Grand Strand
Regional Medical Center

809 82nd Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 843-692-1000

Loris Community Hospital
3655 Mitchell Street
Loris, SC 29569
Phone: 843-716-7000

What is a DNR Order?
A "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR) Order allows the patient, or patient's
representative, to refuse CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) attempts when
the patient has stopped breathing and/or the patient's heart has stopped
beating. The DNR Order, written by the physician on a special form, instructs
health care providers to withhold CPR.

Where can a DNR Order be obtained?
Patient's, or their representative, may request a DNR Order from the patient's

Where can the DNR Order be used?
The DNR Order can be used anywhere in North Carolina -- in the hospital, at
the patient's place of residence, or anywhere in between.

What care will EMS offer to a patient with a DNR Order?
A DNR Order applies only to CPR. This does not mean that all other care
stops. Emergency Medical Services and other health care providers will
continue to provide all other appropriate care. If the patient is dying, every
effort will be made to make the patient as comfortable as possible, such
as measures to stop pain or ease breathing. If the patient requires
transportation or treatment other than CPR, Emergency Medical Services
will provide such services.

What are the patient's rights in obtaining a DNR Order?
The patient has the right to control his or her medical care, including whether
or not to have a DNR Order. If the patient is not able to make health care
decisions, the patient's representative may make health care decisions on
behalf of the patient. The patient, or the patient's representative, has the right
to ask questions and receive answers about DNR Orders from the patient's
physician and to discuss the patient's wishes regarding a DNR Order with
family, friends, minister, lawyer, etc. The patient, or the patient's representative,
may revoke (cancel) a DNR Order at any time. The patient, or the patient''s
representative, and the physician will decide the date on which the DNR takes
effect and the date it will expire. A DNR Order must be re-authorized at least
once a year.

Who is involved in completing a DNR Order?
Both the physician and the patient, or the patient's representative, must
agree that a DNR Order is appropriate before the physician will write a
DNR Order. A DNR Order must be signed by a physician.

Is a DNR Order the same as a Living Will, Health Care Power Of Attorney,
or other advance directive?

No. Advance directives such as a Living Will or Health Care Power Of Attorney
are directions written by an individual about his or her health care wishes.
A DNR Order is an order written by the patient's physician. A DNR Order may
be based on an advanced directive, if the patient has a written one. But a
patient who has not written an advanced directive may still have a DNR Order.

What should the patient, family, or friends do if someone wants to call
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)?

Sometimes the patient, family, or friends may want to call EMS because the
patient's condition has worsened or because transportation or other
emergency care is desired. When the patient's condition has worsened, it
may be very hard for family and friends not to call EMS, even when they know
the patient does not want CPR. If the patient and family discuss this situation
in advance with the patient's providers and a plan is agreed upon, everyone
may feel better when the situation arises. If transportation is needed, EMS
should be called even though there is a DNR order. If possible, tell EMS of
the DNR Order when a call is made. In all cases, present EMS with the
original DNR Order upon there arrival.

Where can I get additional information about DNR Orders?
Contact Brunswick County EMS at (910) 253-5383 or your private physician.


Ambulance Billing and Collections

Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) uses a third party vendor to process accounts receivable. This company bills insurance companies and patients for emergency medical care and ambulance transportation. Ambulance bills are mailed within 10 days from the date of service and are due upon receipt. The billing vendor bills insurance providers electronically, and payment is received and processed by the Brunswick County Revenue Office.

Billing Questions And Concerns

All billing questions and concerns should be forwarded to the EMS billing vendor, EMS Management and Consultants. They can be reached toll free at:


Choose Option 3 and be prepared with your account number and transport provider for quicker processing.

Payment Of Ambulance Bills

Customers and insurance
providers can mail payment to:

Brunswick County EMS-
Attn: Accounts Receivable
P.O. Box 863
Lewisville, NC 27023


HIPAA Privacy Notice - Effective April 14, 2003.

The more prepared that you are for emergencies, the better able the EMS Technicians are to assist you. This can be as easy as making your medical history available.

First Aid & CPR Classes

First Aid and CPR classes are available from the following organizations:

American Red Cross
Cape Fear Chapter
Phone: 910-762-2683


Brunswick Community Hospital
Local American Heart Association
Phone: 910-755-1147


Brunswick Community College
Phone: 910-755-7383

Local rescue squads and fire departments send volunteer responders to medical emergencies in towns and rural communities. These departments are an important part of the 9-1-1 team and depend on volunteer members for emergency response.

Rescue Squads
Calabash Volunteer EMS
Station #29
PO Box 4711
Calabash, NC 28467

Southport Rescue Squad
Station #25
PO Box 10609
Southport, NC 28461

Coastline Rescue Squad
Station #26
PO Box 24
Supply, NC 28462

Waccamaw Volunteer Rescue Squad
Station #28
PO Box 87
Ash, NC 28420

Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Station #22
PO Box 176
Leland, NC 28451

Oak Island EMS
Station #24
4601 East Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465

Private/ Corporate Ambulance Services
Ameritech of North Carolina
542 Ocean Highway West
Supply, NC 28462

DAK America
PO Box 2042
Wilmington, NC 28401

Coastline Care
PO Box 340
Kenansville, NC 28349

Waccamaw Medical Transport
3015 Industrial Drive Suite 101
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Fire Department First Responders
Bolivia Volunteer Fire Department
Station #7
PO Box 82
Bolivia, NC 28422

St. James Fire Department
Station #47
3628 St. James Drive SE
Southport, NC 28461

Calabash Volunteer Fire Department
Station #12
PO Box 4988
Calabash, NC 28467

Sunset Harbor/Zion Hill VFD
Station #18
2706 Sunset Harbor Rd SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

Grissettown/Longwood Volunteer Fire Department
Station #31
728 Longwood Road
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Sunset Beach Fire Department
Station #11
102 Shoreline Drive W
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Navassa Volunteer Fire Department
Station #19
336 Main Street
Leland, NC 28451

Tri Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Station #8
854 Sabbath Home Road
Supply, NC 28462

Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department
Station #14
105 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department
Station #16
PO Box 87
Ash, NC 28420

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