Health Care

Sep 10, 2021

One of the largest physician-owned orthopedic practices in North Carolina and the nation recently named a Wilmington resident its first statewide CEO, according to an announcement Thursday. Currently the practice's CFO, Allison H. Farmer will transition to her new CEO role in October, a news release stated. In June 2013, Farmer was hired as CFO of the practice kn ...

Sep 3, 2021

Health Care Building Projects Move Forward

By Scott Nunn, posted Sep 3, 2021

As some area health care providers are dealing with a resurge in COVID-19 cases, they also are trying to move forward with new projects.   Wilmington Eye plans this year to open an outpatient surgery center, Wilmington Health has one under construction and SurgCare is renovating and expanding its ambulatory surgery center as some examples.   Meanwhile, the N. ...

Aug 25, 2021

A growing life sciences firm that's expected to continue to add employees in the coming years is moving to Leland from Southport to support its ongoing expansion.  Cygnus Technologies Inc., part of Maravai LifeSciences (Nasdaq: MRVI), will move to a 45,000-square-foot facility under development by Wilmington-based CIGG LLC at Waterford Commercial Park, accordin ...

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Posted Sep 8, 2021
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce supports New Hanover County’s efforts with Project Grace to redevelop a key block of downtown Wilmington. Although we are growing quickly today, long-term economic success for our community is not guaranteed. We continue to stress the need for bold vision, robust leadership, entire article
Aug 6, 2021

Jordan Health Clinics Project Moves Ahead

By Scott Nunn, posted Aug 6, 2021

The pieces needed to make two proposed Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinics in Wilmington are falling into place.   Novant, which recently purchased New Hanover Regional Medical Center, announced in February that the NBA legend is donating $10 million toward the clinics, which will provide primary care and behavioral health services.   After wo ...

Aug 6, 2021

U.S. News Rankings Give NHRMC High Marks

By Scott Nunn, posted Aug 6, 2021

NHRMC is one of the top hospitals in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report.   For its 32nd annual Best Hospitals report, U.S. News evaluated 134 North Carolina hospitals. Of the 18 hospitals that meet the magazine’s highest standards, NHRMC was ranked 11th. The top-rated hospital in the state is Duke University Hospital, followed by UNC Hospi ...

Aug 6, 2021

Novant Health Mandates Employee COVID Vaccines

By Scott Nunn, posted Aug 6, 2021

Novant Health, now the Wilmington area’s largest employer, announced July 22 that all employees must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Sept. 15. The vaccine mandate includes workers at NHRMC, Novant Brunswick Medical Center as well as a host of clinics and other outpatient facilities in the area.   “We appreciate and acknowledge the tens of ...

Aug 3, 2021

The push by health care professionals to see mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies adopted because of the highly contagious delta variant is gaining momentum.   On Monday, New Hanover County’s Health and Human Services Board voted to recommend that the county adopt a policy of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all of its employees.   In a letter sen ...

Aug 3, 2021

Scotts Hill Hospital A Step Closer To Construction

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 3, 2021

Novant Health and New Hanover Regional Medical Center officials are a step closer to building a hospital in northern New Hanover County that would also help serve residents in Pender County. The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rezone about 41 acres in the Scotts Hill section of the county to an office and institutional designation ( ...

Jul 22, 2021

Area Could Receive Millions From Opioids Settlement

By Scott Nunn, posted Jul 22, 2021

Careful to declare that “no amount of money will ever be enough,” N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein announced this week that North Carolina had signed onto a $26 billion nationwide agreement that would settle lawsuits against several producers and distributors of opioids.   When finalized, North Carolina could receive as much as $750 million, money that w ...

Jul 19, 2021

Cape Fear Rehabilitation Services Joins EmergeOrtho

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 19, 2021

Cape Fear Rehabilitation Services, a physical therapy and athletic training practice in Wilmington, recently became part of EmergeOrtho, the largest physician-owned practice in the state, according to an announcement Monday. Linda Bennett and Dan Duffy will continue to see new and existing patients in EmergeOrtho’s Seagate building, 6019 Oleander Drive, Suite 101, ...

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