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Mar 17, 2020

6 Health Systems Submit Pitches For NHRMC

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 17, 2020

Six health systems – a mix of not-for-profit, for-profit and academic centers – are interested in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.   That’s how many organizations submitted proposals by Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline in the process local officials are using to weigh NHRMC’s future. Details from the proposals are expected to be made public ...

Mar 6, 2020

Expanding Foundational Campaign Focuses

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 6, 2020

Area hospital foundations recently announced updates to their campaign focuses.   Citing a growing number of patients turning to the emergency room for behavioral health needs, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation last month launched a campaign to raise $3.5 million for behavioral health initiatives to benefit Brunswick County.   The campaign, ca ...

Mar 5, 2020

PPD Discusses COVID-19 Response During Earnings Call

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 5, 2020

PPD Chairman and CEO David Simmons said Thursday that the Wilmington-based contract research organization is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and taking a three-pronged approach to addressing it.   First, he said, the company is establishing a pandemic committee that will set policies to ensure the safety of its colleagues and to work to contain it. Second ...

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Posted Mar 25, 2020
During this stressful time, many of us are wondering, what about our insurance? If you are a consumer, or business, many of us have been affected by this international Coronavirus pandemic. Now, as licensed insurance producers, we are not licensed adjusters, but we can ask these questions of the carriers. Check out the article below on what we have learned during this time, and what questions you ...read entire article
Feb 19, 2020

Quality Chemical To Grow Sister Company In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 19, 2020

Quality Chemical Laboratories will grow its sister company in an expansion of its Wilmington-based facility, said Yousry Sayed, president and CEO of the pharma firm, on Wednesday. Quality Chemical plans to break ground on its 90,000-square-foot addition to its main building at 3220 Corporate Drive, in the Northchase Industrial Park this spring, company officials sa ...

Feb 19, 2020

New Hanover Regional Medical Center officials plan to put a second parking deck and pedestrian bridge in midtown Wilmington.  NHRMC will build a parking garage for employees on a South 16th Street site that is currently a surface parking lot, stated NHRMC spokesman Julian March in an email Wednesday. "In conjunction with that project, we are also planning a ...

Feb 17, 2020

Dosher Hospital CEO Stepping Down

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 17, 2020

The CEO of Dosher Memorial Hospital in the Brunswick County city of Southport steps down Feb. 28, according to an announcement Monday. Tom Siemers joined Dosher in November 2012 and during his tenure, the hospital has made significant advancements and received many state and national awards, a news release stated. Some of the hospital’s achievements under his t ...

Feb 14, 2020

Wilmington Clinical Research Firm Partners To Expand Trials

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 14, 2020

Wilmington-based Trial Management Associates has partnered with a national company to grow its access to more clinical studies and will soon begin its first collaborative clinical trial with the firm. The local clinical research management company's partnership, which was formed last year with Mount Pleasant, South Carolina-based Elite Research Network, will expand ...

Feb 7, 2020

NHRMC Issue Draws Outside Attention

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 7, 2020

While very much a local issue, what to do with New Hanover Regional Medical Center is gaining attention from the state level.   The decision on any ownership or management overhaul of the county- owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center rests with hospital trustees and county commissioners, but it is possible that state officials could get called in depending on wh ...

Feb 6, 2020

PPD Begins Trading On Nasdaq

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 6, 2020

The price of PPD shares rose 14.8% after the Wilmington-based company made its debut Thursday morning on Nasdaq. PPD's stock hit $31 per share in the opening. The offering returns PPD to a public company.  The opening price comes after the company on Wednesday priced its IPO offering for 60 million shares of its common stock at ...

Feb 5, 2020

Nasdaq: PPD Expected To Begin Trading Thursday

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 5, 2020

PPD Inc.'s IPO is expected to take place Thursday, according to Nasdaq's calendar. The Wilmington-based contract research organization plans to offer 60 million shares of its common stock at a price point proposed between $24 and $27 per share, according to its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company aims to raise up to $1 ...

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