Unlocking the Human Potential

Discover the Chowan River Difference

​At Chowan River Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, we’re not just another rehabilitative or nursing facility; we are a team of uniquely qualified professionals, carefully recruited and hired for our nursing care and therapeutic talents. Our skills reach far beyond the stringent requirements of being well-qualified health care professionals; we’re responsive to the needs of our patients and their families—trustworthy in our approach and committed to quality care.

Unlocking the human potential and raising spirits are the focus of Chowan River Rehabilitation & Nursing Center therapy programs. There is a side of therapy which has nothing to do with muscle coordination or retraining the brain to do daily tasks or communication skills. It’s the human side of therapy—the side of therapy that gives people hope, making them believe they can perform activities which they might have thought were never again possible. It’s all about recovery and a sense of personal accomplishment.

The Chowan River Advantage

  • Professional and Certified Healthcare Professionals
  • Compassionate, Personalized Care Programs
  • Adaptable Daily Schedule and Activities
  • Adaptable Rehabilitation and Regular Plan Evaluation
  • Two Physicians On-Site Two Days per Week
  • In-House Eye Care, Dental Care, and Podiatry Services

We invite you to come by and visit. Take a tour and see why life at Chowan River Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an experience to enjoy. A special part of Chowan River Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is our short stay rehabilitation program which is designed to prepare the resident to return home at the earliest possible date. Whether your stay is long term or short term, Chowan River Rehabilitation & Nursing Center meets each of our patients’ medical needs, while maintaining independence and dignity.

Our Facility

It is our belief that the rehabilitation process is more effective when the environment is comfortable and supportive of each patient’s needs. Our facility offers all of the accommodations and amenities of home to make a patient’s stay as comfortable as possible.

Amenities & Accommodations

  • 120 beds in both private and semi-private rooms
  • Fully-equipped therapy gym and ADL kitchen
  • Dayrooms and outdoor courtyard
  • Beauty Shop & Nail Salon services available weekly
  • Weekly and monthly religious services from several area churches
  • Transportation available to outside doctor’s appointments
  • Housekeeping and personal laundry
  • Individual one-on-one programs available to residents who are unable to participate in group activities
  • In-house dental, eye care, and podiatry services available to residents

Real-World Rehabilitation

Our goal is to prepare patients for return to their regular lives. We feel that this is best accomplished by bringing their regular lives to the facility. We’ve designed Chowan River to imitate life outside the facility. We’ve included many key elements of home and normal life for many residents so they can adapt their rehabilitation and practice applicable skills necessary for their return home.

  • Standard Gym Equipment
  • A Full Practice Kitchen
  • A Mock-Up Coffee Shop
  • A Chapel with Pews

These environments are important for patients to gain the real-world experience they need to reenter their regular lives. It also creates better continuity of care from the hospital, through the rehabilitation process and to their final destination: Home.

Transportation Services

We pride ourselves on being as accommodating as possible for our residents regardless of their mobility. We provide transportation services to and from doctor’s appointments for all of our residents. Wheelchair and stretcher transports are available for doctor’s appointments as well as planned activity outings.

Chowan River can transport patients to doctors’ appointments, dialysis, and planned outings. Non-emergency transports are provided by White Oak Transport and on-site can transportation is always available for residents. Emergency transports are provided by Chowan County Emergency Medical Services.

Awards and Recognition

Our goal is to provide unmatched rehabilitative and long-term care. We're not in the business of winning awards, but sometimes our staff is recognized for their outstanding efforts. Take a look at some of our recent awards.

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award - Bronze

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long term care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Bronze – Commitment to Quality applicants begin their quality journey by developing an organizational profile including vision and mission statements, an awareness of their environment and customers’ expectations, and a demonstration of their ability to improve a process.

Our Community

We believe that stewardship shouldn’t only be extended to our patients; that’s why we are also active members in our community, enriching the lives of many both inside and outside the walls of our facility.

Chowan River in the Community

  • An integral part of the small, coastal community of Edenton
  • Member of the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce

It is important to us to bring the community into our facility to engage our patients and residents with meaningful community interaction.

Other regular community activities includes bible trivia, crafts, puzzles, games, movie nights, cooking social, men’s socials, and dessert socials. All of these efforts are made to make sure life at Chowan River is as comfortable and welcoming as home.


Our Rehabilitation Process ►