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Dec 3, 2021

Employers Monitor Vaccine Rules

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Dec 3, 2021

With judicial review underway on the Biden administration’s vaccination mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees, leading employers in the tri-county area are waiting and wondering.   On Nov. 4, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a timetable for such companies to have their employees either get vaccinated against C ...

Dec 3, 2021

Novant Facilities Earn Leapfrog Safety Grades

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 3, 2021

The Leapfrog Group recently gave Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and New Hanover Regional Medical Center, now a part of Novant, A letter grades in its fall hospital safety grades.   The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country. The grades – from A to F – are as ...

Dec 3, 2021

WH Adds Pelvic Floor Therapist To Its Team

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 3, 2021

Wilmington Health’s Women’s Center of Excellence recently added a pelvic floor therapist to its list of specialists.   Catherine Duncan joined the Pelvic Floor and Continence Center, working with its urogynecology team to support treatment of pelvic pain, weakness and dysfunction in pelvic muscles.   Duncan graduated from East Carolina University ...

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Dec 2, 2021

Sixty people, many leaders in the county’s nonprofit scene, turned out to tell the New Hanover Community Endowment Inc. about their greatest needs this week. Forty more sat in the audience to observe.   For nearly three hours, endowment board members heard speakers address them in three-minute increments late Wednesday afternoon as themes began to emerge ...

Nov 12, 2021

NHC Health Board Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 12, 2021

Pointing to a decline in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, New Hanover County’s health board on Friday lifted its face coverings rule that had been in place for indoor spaces.   The board voted 8-4 for the lifting, and the change takes effect immediately, officials said.   In August, the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board voted fo ...

Nov 9, 2021

Portrett Pharmaceuticals has become the newest collaborative tenant at the MARBIONC facility. The Wilmington-based company announced the launch of its custom contract testing laboratory early this month. Portrett is a contract research organization that specializes in testing small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients and is led by founder and CEO Kimberly Lupo, a ...

Nov 5, 2021

New Hanover Endowment Shares Update

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Nov 5, 2021

Much needs to be accomplished between now and early next year to make the New Hanover Community Endowment’s first grants possible, according to officials with the private charitable nonprofit.   Leaders of the now $1.29-billion community endowment created through the sale of county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health recently sought the ...

Nov 5, 2021

NHRMC Affiliate To Offer 2 Medicare Advantage Plans

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 5, 2021

New Hanover Health Advantage, a New Hanover Regional Medical Center affiliate, will offer two comprehensive Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plan options next year for residents of New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties, officials announced recently.   New Hanover Health Advantage is offered in partnership with FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company and is ...

Nov 5, 2021

CFCC Announces Gift To Help Nursing Students

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 5, 2021

A $400,000 gift to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation and NHRMC Foundation will be used to help students in the college’s accelerated LPN to RN program.   Dan Saklad made the donation in memory of his wife, Sheila.   The funds will support two initiatives, officials said.   The Sheila M. Saklad Accelerated Nursing Fellowship will help sea ...

Oct 15, 2021

Heroes Who Stay The Course

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 15, 2021

It’s been a long year-and-a-half. Those in health care know it, and so do most of us.   But heroes aren’t those who only rise to the occasion in a movie’s big fight scene. In the real world, they tend to be those who keep showing up daily even after the spotlight dims.   For this year’s Health Care Heroes, it’s a good time to fir ...

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