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Oct 18, 2019

Signs Of Change?

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 18, 2019

Now the real work begins.   Nearly three months after New Hanover County and NHRMC officials announced that they wanted to solicit offers for the county-owned hospital – a move that surprised many in the community – they named this week the group that will dig into the details.   Since the idea first became public, arguments for considering a chan ...

Oct 18, 2019

2019 Health Care Heroes Finalists

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

What makes someone a Health Care Hero?   That was the question facing a panel of judges, which had the daunting task of wading through stacks of nominations for this year’s awards from the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.   Do they go above and beyond in their daily work? Have they contributed an idea or formed an organization that impacts the commu ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Community Achievement

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Community Achievement category honors an individual or team who successfully implemented a program addressing a problem in health care administration or delivery.   KAREN ISAACS TITLE: MD, MPH ORGANIZATION: NHRMC-Coastal Family Medicine WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Karen, with her combination MD/MPH, does so much to attempt to improve healthcare a ...

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Go Ahead, Change Your Mind!

Posted Oct 15, 2019
I once sat in on a meeting between a government official and the Executive Director of a non-profit. The official arrived, sat down at the table and immediately announced, “I will listen, but I’m not going to change my mind.” The ED and I were taken aback, because we both sensed that the meeting’s intent was already in jeopardy. I should have anticipated the official’...read entire article
Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Community Outreach

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Community Outreach category honors an individual or team who communicated to the community about a health issue, including treatments and best practices, health threats and other education initiatives.   PHILIP BROWN TITLE: MD/Chief Physician Executive ORGANIZATION: NHRMC WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “In addition to his many duties as Chief Executive ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: First Responder

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The First Responder category honors a first responder whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.   TOMMY BATSON TITLE: Fire Marshal & Assistant Emergency Management Director ORGANIZATION: Pender County WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Tommy is a multi-tasker. One of his titles is Fire Marshal. He conduc ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Executive

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Health Care Executive category honors an individual whose job performance is considered exemplary by people within their organizations, peers and community members.     CLELL HAMM TITLE: Owner ORGANIZATION: Hamm Hearing Aid Center WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Clell’s passion for helping those with hearing loss enjoy life to the fullest is ha ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Lifetime Achievement, Charlie Hardy

By Jenny Callison, posted Oct 18, 2019

Geographically speaking, Charles Hardy’s journey from his boyhood home near Kinston to the dean’s office at UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services has not been far, but a world of experience lies between.   Hardy grew up on a tobacco farm but was motivated to attend college – the first person in his family to do so.   “All I ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Professional

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Health Care Professional category honors any health care providers other than physicians or nurses whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.   DEANNA CRESCENZI TITLE: Telemetry Monitor Technician ORGANIZATION: NHRMC WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Deanna has committed to NHRMC like no one else I know. ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Innovation

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Innovation category honors an individual or team behind a new scientific discovery, procedure, treatment or device that can save lives or improve the quality of life for a large number of people.   JENEAN LACORTE TITLE: Para-Medical Tattoo Artist ORGANIZATION: Restorative Tattoos WHAT THE NOMINATORS SAID: “Jenean has been an amazing asset to our ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant honors a nurse practitioner or physician assistant whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.   BARBARA SUZY DIGGLE-FOX TITLE: Assistant Professor /Ph.D., GNP, ANP, B-C ORGANIZATION: University of North Carolina Wilmington WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Dr. Bar ...

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