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By Staff Reports, posted Jun 20, 2012

Brunswick Novant Medical names new president
was recently named Brunswick Novant Medical Center new president.
Stevens has served as interim president at the Brunswick County hospital since March when former president, Denise Mihal, became chief operating officer for Winston-Salem based Novant Health’s Winston-Salem area and eastern markets.

Stevens has worked for Novant Health for more than 20 years, according to a press release. He started with the company in 1990 as a respiratory therapist and has worked in a variety of departments and management positions, including recently as senior director of operations for Brunswick Novant.
– Vicky Janowski

Physician assistant joins NHRMC Physician Group
Physician assistant LENNY LUSCHER has joined Urology Comprehensive Services-NHRMC Physician Group and is seeing patients in Brunswick County. Luscher joins Dr. Roc McCarthy at Urology Comprehensive Services, located in the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Health & Diagnostics-Brunswick Forest location, 1333 South Dickinson Drive, Leland.
– Ken Little

New Vice President at First Bank
First Bank promoted EDWARD “NED” MURCHISON to vice president of special assets for its Wilmington and Asheville loss share assignments. A native of New Hanover County and New Hanover High School graduate, Murchison received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been with First Bank since 2008.

CVB convention sales manager wins award
, convention sales manager for the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau, received the 2011-12 Patsy B. Smith Award, given by the Association of Executives of North Carolina. The Patsy B. Smith Award is the association’s highest award presented in the affiliate membership category, recognizing outstanding professionalism and exemplary service to the association community.

N.C. Coastal Federation receives "green" award
The N.C. COASTAL FEDERATION received the Coastal Green Build award from the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association to recognize the group’s work with homebuilders to promote low-impact development. The group’s low-impact strategies include techniques like using rain gardens and cisterns to reduce stormwater runoff.
– Brieana DeFlavio

Eshelman Foundation awards grants
The Eshelman Foundation, created by PPD founder FRED ESHELMAN and his daughter KIMBERLY ESHELMAN BATTEN, recently awarded $250,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations.
The foundation has increased its total grant amount during the past two grant cycles giving $260,000 in fall 2011 and $250,000 this spring. Previously, grants totaled between $100,000 and $200,000 for the organization that was first formed in 2008.

The majority of the funds come from the Eshelman family.

The 12 organizations that received funding this spring were: Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Kids Making It, Panacea Adventures, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, Nourish NC, Cape Fear Volunteer Center, Welcome Home Angel, Wilmington Family YMCA, Children’s Museum of Wilmington, the National Society to Prevent Blindness-North Carolina Affiliate and Oasis NC.
The foundation’s fall grant application deadline is October 15.
– Alison Satake

Cameron named Park Sterling Bank senior vice president
, former Wilmington city president at SunTrust Bank, has been tapped to help expand Park Sterling Bank’s presence in the Wilmington market. Cameron began her new role as senior commercial banker and senior vice president June 4, the same day she received her baton as the president of the 2013 N.C. Azalea Festival. Most recently, Cameron was city president and senior vice president–commercial real estate at SunTrust Bank. Her banking experience also included management positions at Centura Bank and Decatur Federal. Cameron also served as director of development at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
– Jenny Callison

Williams joins Sterling Wealth Management
Sterling Wealth Management announced the addition of R. BERTRAM WILLIAMS III to the company.  Williams joined Sterling’s owner Bruce Moskowitz as part owner this year of Sterling Wealth Management, 4020 Oleander Drive. Williams graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in business administration and brings 33 years of experience as an investment professional to Sterling Wealth Management. He previously worked as a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, formerly Wheat First Securities.
– Brieana DeFlavio

Golf tournament helps fund cardiac technology at NHRMC
The COASTAL CLASSIC CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT raised more than $100,000 for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation, which supports the hospital’s special programs and services. This year’s tournament proceeds went to the NHRMC Heart Center to help fund the purchase of new technology that helps patients in cardiac arrest.
– Meredith Burns

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