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O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center

About O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center

We are a Medicaid-certified facility for those with developmental disabilities. We treat approximately 230 clients from 63 counties in the eastern and south- Fountain
Fountain
central regions of North Carolina. The average age of those we serve is over 50. Most have significant health-related challenges.

We are one of the largest employers in Wayne County. Of our staff of 1,000, over 750 provide direct, hands-on care. We employ certified nursing assistants, physicians, nurses, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, recreation therapists, dentists and dieticians.

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Through the years, many beautiful parks and gardens have been added throughout the campus. In addition to casual use, a full calendar of outdoor activities and events help everyone enjoy these lovely spaces. Visitors at O’Berry are quickly struck that this friendly campus does not resemble a state institution.

Our Changing Role

The O’Berry Center opened in 1957 as a school for African-Americans with developmental disabilities. The facility was integrated in 1965. The treatment philosophy then was limited to academic/vocational training for the mildly retarded.

Over the years, O’Berry transitioned from a school to a regional center focused primarily on serving adults with severe and profound mental retardation. The emphasis shifted to basic skills training in areas such as self-care, home living and work programs.

Our teachers and vocational staff have developed over 159 on-campus jobs that are meaningful work for the individuals who work here. The vocational program is composed of products and crafts sold at our store, Berry Towne Crafts; our bakery, Sweet Treats; and our greenhouse, Green Thumb.Pond
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With more of our individuals needing intensive medical care, we are refocusing our efforts to provide medical, nursing and other services. In 2007, we changed our name to the O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center.

Our admissions now focus on individuals who are either elderly or medically fragile, as well as having a developmental disability. Challenging behavior treatment needs may be included for admission consideration. Younger individuals who have developmental disabilities along with challenging behaviors and no significant medical conditions will be referred to the Caswell or Murdoch Developmental Centers.

Accreditation

The O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center is certified by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for both the ICF/DD Program and the Long Term Care Specialty Program (i.e., neuro-medical treatment).

Governor’s Awards of Excellence

O’Berry is proud to employ several winners of the coveted Governor’s Award of Excellence, the highest honor that a state employee may receive. The Governor's Awards for Excellence expresses appreciation for outstanding accomplishments that do not fall entirely within the scope of normal duties. Our winners are:

Counties We Serve

Alamance

Anson

Beaufort

Bertie

Bladen

Brunswick

Camden

Carteret

Caswell

Chatham

Chowan

Columbus

Craven

Cumberland

Currituck

Dare

Davidson

Duplin

Durham

Edgecombe

Gates

Forsyth

Franklin

Granville

Guilford

Green

Halifax

Harnett

Hertford

Hoke

Hyde

Johnston

Jones

Lee

Martin

Montgomery

Moore

Nash

New Hanover

Northhampton

Onslow

Orange

Pamilico

Pasquotank

Pender

Person

Perquimans

Pitt

Randolph

Richmond

Robeson

Rockingham

Sampson

Scotland

Stanly

Stokes

Surry

Tyrrell

Vance

Wake

Warren

Washington

Wayne

Wilson

Yadkin

     

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