Health Care

Aug 20, 2019

Public Forums Draw Questions About NHRMC's Future

By Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 20, 2019

The discussion about New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s future came to the community this week.   At public forums Monday and Tuesday, New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet and NHRMC President and CEO John Gizdic laid out their cases for moving ahead with exploring a potential sale of the county-owned hospital.   “Sometimes to preserve what ...

Aug 15, 2019

Wanda Coley Moves To UnitedHealthcare; Well Care Names Interim COO

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 15, 2019

UnitedHealthcare has hired Wanda Coley, former president and COO of Well Care Health, in a new executive role to expand the health insurer's presence in the Carolinas, including in Southeastern North Carolina. Coley started her new role as vice president of strategy and execution for North and South Carolina with UnitedHealthcare's Medicare & Retirement busi ...

Aug 15, 2019

Delay Hospital Vote, Say NHRMC Medical Staff Members

By Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 15, 2019

Members of NHRMC’s Medical Staff have asked New Hanover County commissioners to hold off on an upcoming vote to explore the sale of the hospital, though a delay appears unlikely based on a majority of the board's reaction. Commissioners are slated to vote Sept. 3 on a resolution that would clear the way for a request for proposals to be developed and sent out ...

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Growing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Posted Aug 5, 2019
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship has found a welcoming and supportive home in Wilmington. If you put your ear to the ground, you’ll hear interesting conversations about entrepreneurship all over town. The conversations and energy have turned to the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset.  It reminds me of the kinds of questions we were asking ten years ago – Are entrepreneurs entire article
Aug 12, 2019

New Hanover County has evolved and changed over time, and this evolution has resulted in a region with great growth, a proud (though complicated) history, and nearly limitless potential. To realize this future, however, we should embrace the changes taking place around us. More importantly, we must stay ahead of these changes and dictate our own terms. This is especially c ...

Aug 2, 2019

Medicaid At Center Of State Budget Impasse

By Cheryl L. Serra and Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 2, 2019

Whether to expand the Medicaid program in North Carolina continues to be the main sticking point in approving the state budget in Raleigh, a stalemate that has extended for more than a month.   Gov. Roy Cooper, who has pushed the issue and vetoed the legislature’s spending bill largely because it did not include the expansion, has made the rounds to gather sup ...

Aug 2, 2019

Would-be Windfall?

By Kevin Maurer, posted Aug 2, 2019

If New Hanover County commissioners decide in September to explore putting the county-owned hospital up for sale, the decision could not only impact the future of health care in the Cape Fear region, but could potentially result in lottery-like winnings that might change the county for generations. On July 23, county administrators and New Hanover County Regional Medica ...

Aug 2, 2019

PPD Unit, CTCA Partner On Enrollment System

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 2, 2019

Accelerated Enrollment Solutions, a business unit of Wilmington-based PPD, has started working with Cancer Treatment Centers of America to help enroll cancer patients quicker in oncology clinical trials, according to a recent announcement.   Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which has five hospitals around the country and another five outpatient centers, has star ...

Aug 2, 2019

NHRMC Gets Stroke Center Certification From DNV

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 2, 2019

DNV GL-Healthcare granted certification to New Hanover Regional Medical Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.   The certification is based on standards from the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association. It shows that NHRMC addresses the full spectrum of stroke care and establishes metrics to evaluate outcomes, officials said in a news release. ...

Aug 1, 2019

Chamber Audience Hears Hospital Pitch

By Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 1, 2019

If not now, then eventually.   That was one of the messages from New Hanover Regional Medical Center President and CEO John Gizdic and New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet on Thursday about industry conditions driving the discussion around potentially selling the county-owned hospital to a larger health system.   “It is a question we will be asking ...

Jul 30, 2019

Hospital Sales, Mergers Are Active Nationally

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 30, 2019

News that New Hanover Regional Medical Center wants to check the market for potential buyers might have seemed sudden last week. But hospital consolidation through such deals is nothing new for the industry.   Mergers and acquisitions among hospitals have been on the upswing for years, and that pace has not slowed down recently.   For the first half of this y ...

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