Health Care

Jun 15, 2018

Labor Market Checkup

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 15, 2018

The demand for health care workers in an area like the Cape Fear region is expected to remain healthy for years to come, experts say.   “That’s one that’s forecasted to grow nationally, and you would expect that it would grow here even faster just because of the demographics of this area,” said Adam Jones, regional economist at the University ...

May 18, 2018

Urgent Dental Care Clinic Plans To Expand

By Cece Nunn, posted May 18, 2018

ASAP Urgent Dental Care, which launched in Wilmington earlier this year, plans to expand by adding locations in Raleigh, Charlotte and Fayetteville.   Clinic officials are “currently evaluating locations to bring Urgent Dental Care services to these fast growing regions,” according to a recent news release.   The release stated that ASAP Urgent De ...

May 18, 2018

Addressing The Area’s Food Deserts

By Ken Little, posted May 18, 2018

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is spearheading a program to create an oasis in the “food desert” that characterizes some parts of Wilmington.   Community support is rallying around the NHRMC effort to bring a grocery store to the Northside neighborhood, also known as the Youth Enrichment Zone. A meeting involving more than a dozen entities came toge ...

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Apr 20, 2018

Facility At Autumn Hall Set To Expand

By Ken Little, posted Apr 20, 2018

Bradley Creek Health Center at Carolina Bay recently received conditional approval to add eight non-Medicaid certified adult care home beds to the existing facility within Wilmington’s Autumn Hall mixed-use community.   The CON was recently granted by the state Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation.   Bradley Cree ...

Mar 29, 2018

PPD this week announced a new analytical laboratory at its existing facility in Middleton, Wisconsin. The lab will expand PPD’s testing capacity, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Wilmington-based company. The 32,000-square-foot Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) lab “supplements the company’s existing biologics capacity and was constructed ...

Mar 26, 2018

Novant Health Expands Offerings In Brunswick County

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 26, 2018

Novant Health continues to expand in Brunswick County, with an opening scheduled in April of the county's first, free-standing outpatient endoscopy center in Supply, according to a recent news release. Patients will have access to a variety of endoscopy services at Novant Health Brunswick Endoscopy, including colonoscopies and upper endoscopies. The center is locate ...

Mar 23, 2018

Stroke Program Expanded For More Coverage

By Ken Little, posted Mar 23, 2018

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has expanded its endovascular stroke program to ensure patients do not have to leave the area to get treatment.   NHRMC now offers around-the-clock neuro-interventional coverage to treat patients suffering from stroke and other cerebrovascular emergencies. Jeffrey Beecher has joined the NHRMC medical staff and is partnering with V ...

Mar 23, 2018

In-home Service Firms Merge

By Ken Little, posted Mar 23, 2018

Two Leland-based businesses that provide a range of in home care services are poised for future growth with the recent announcement of their merger.   Senior management officials from AssistedCare At Home and Eldercare At Home said the two companies are merging together “to become one unified family of companies,” according to a news release.   As ...

Mar 23, 2018

New Tenants At Medical Facilities In Brunswick

By Ken Little, posted Mar 23, 2018

Two more physician practices are now tenants at Dosher Wellness Center in Southport.   Board-certified urologist William Zimmerman of Atlantic Urology- NHRMC Physician Group and board-certified general surgeon Dr. Michael Cahn are now at the center, 3009 Medical Plaza Lane.   Dosher Wellness Center is the newest and largest of the 10 Dosher Medical clinics. ...

Mar 8, 2018

Local dermatologist Jonathan Crane said despite the exit of DermOne Dermatology from markets in several states, including North Carolina and the Wilmington area, their patient care will continue, and he and fellow dermatologist Chris Cook will open Crane Dermatology Associates at 1099 Medical Center Drive on Monday. In addition, physicians Kamran Goudarzi and Michael Ca ...

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