Johnston Health has announced that its Smithfield hospital is the only one in North Carolina to receive a "5-Star Rating for Cardiac Pacemaker Procedures" from Healthgrades, a national medical-care rating service.

That stellar rating for Johnston Health is included in the  Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation  --- based on data collected for the years 2016-2018.

Eric Janis, M.D., is the cardiologist who has helped shape the cardiology program here during the past 25 years (he's currently chairman of Johnston Health's Board of Directors).

For more details, read the full article by Wingate Lassiter in the Smithfield Weekly Sun !