Health Care

Oct 23, 2020

PPD's Roles In COVID-19 Work Continue With Milestones

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 23, 2020

Wilmington-headquartered PPD Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) has helped facilitate work as a partner with Moderna in the successful execution of the Phase 3 COVE study of its mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, according to a news release. The firm also played a role in the first federally approved treatment for the coronavirus. Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc. announced this week t ...

Oct 19, 2020

NHRMC Plans $210M Hospital In Scotts Hill

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Oct 19, 2020

More details are emerging on plans by New Hanover Regional Medical Center to build a new community hospital near the New Hanover County-Pender County line.   In a Certificate of Need filing by NHRMC with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the Wilmington-based healthcare system is seeking approval of plans for a nearly $210 million hospital with a tota ...

Oct 16, 2020

2020 Health Care Heroes Finalists

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 16, 2020

The word “hero” has been used a lot this year.   During a global pandemic, caused by an un­known virus, those who take on risk to help and treat others have earned that title and more.   The Greater Wilmington Business Journal has put on the Health Care Heroes awards program since 2013 to honor the people and organizations making an im­pac ...

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Posted Oct 19, 2020
Our corporate office in Fayetteville sits about 15 miles from the Dupont and Chemours plant in Cumberland County. For years, we have learned of the increasingly damaging reports of how PFAS chemicals have been dumped into the Cape Fear River and mismanaged by Dupont and Chemours. We know from a ...read entire article
Oct 16, 2020

Health Care Heroes: Community Achievement

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

The Community Achievement category honors an individual or team who successfully implemented a program addressing a problem in health care administration or delivery. Elizabeth Barnes Title: Co-founder and executive director  Organization: Hope Abounds Cancer Network Inc.  What the nominator said: “Elizabeth is a woman of not just talk but act ...

Oct 16, 2020

Health Care Heroes: Community Outreach

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

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.  Joe Conway Title: Director of health equity and human experience  Organization: New Hanover Regional Medical Center  What the nominator said: “Joe cares deeply about ...

Oct 16, 2020

Health Care Heroes: First Responder

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

Honors a first responder whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.  Bethany Hart Title: Flight paramedic  Organization: NHRMC AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport  What the nominator said: “Bethany Hart is an accomplished patient-centered flight paramedic who’s loved by her pat ...

Oct 16, 2020

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Executive

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

Honors an individual whose job performance is considered exemplary by people within their organizations, peers and community members. Ryan Estes  Title: Treatment operations director  Organization: Coastal Horizons Center Inc.  What the nominator said: “Ryan Estes is deserving of the Health Care Hero Award as he has and continues to make ...

Oct 16, 2020

Health Care Heroes: Lifetime Achievement

By Jenny Callison, posted Oct 16, 2020

Daniel Gottovi isn’t an obstetrician, but he has helped birth two medical entities in Wilmington that have shaped the health care community here: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare and Wilmington Health.   Gottovi, a retired pulmonologist, is honored with this year’s Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as one of the founding physicians of th ...

Oct 16, 2020

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Professional

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

Honors any health care providers other than physicians or nurses whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.  Janet Axelson Title: Medical social worker  Organization: Well Care Health  What the nominator said: “Janet Axelson has been a medical social worker for 17 years, and she has been ...

Oct 16, 2020

Health Care Heroes: Innovation In Health Care

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

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.  Andy Almeter Title: Manager of business operations, regional and specialty service  Organization: New Hanover Regional Medical Center  What the nominaor said: “Bec ...

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