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Nov 13, 2019

NHRMC Wants To Build Heart, Vascular Tower On Main Campus

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 13, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has a new plan for its $91 million orthopedic patient tower now under construction at the hospital’s main campus on 17th Street.   Instead of serving as an orthopedic and spine hospital for NHRMC as was originally proposed in 2016, officials now want to use the new, three-story building to serve as a heart and vascular hospi ...

Nov 13, 2019

PPD Files Notice For Proposed IPO

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 13, 2019

Wilmington-based PPD has announced its interest in once again becoming a public company.   Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC this week announced that PPD Inc., its parent company, has submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission about the proposed initial public offering of PPD’s common stock.   “The numb ...

Nov 8, 2019

Wilmington Eye, one of the largest multi-specialty ophthalmology groups in Southeastern North Carolina, plans to open a freestanding ambulatory surgery center on 16th Street, a few blocks from the practice's largest location in Wilmington. The practice bought the property at 1915 and 1919 S. 16th St. for $1.2 million in October, property tax records show, in anticip ...

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Nov 1, 2019

ACO Report Shows How Groups Fared

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 1, 2019

The area’s two accountable care organizations measured high on quality marks last year, and one qualified for a sizeable return in shared savings payments, according to recently released data.   Physician Quality Partners, NHRMC’s accountable care organization, or ACO, saved about $5.3 million in Medicare spending among the nearly 18,800 participants in ...

Oct 23, 2019

The first meeting of a group formed to advise on the future of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, including a potential sale, is expected to take place Oct. 29. The county and NHRMC announced Wednesday that the NHRMC and New Hanover County Partnership Advisory Group is scheduled to meet 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an orientation about the work the advisory group is expected ...

Oct 18, 2019

Signs Of Change?

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 18, 2019

Now the real work begins.   Nearly three months after New Hanover County and NHRMC officials announced that they wanted to solicit offers for the county-owned hospital – a move that surprised many in the community – they named this week the group that will dig into the details.   Since the idea first became public, arguments for considering a chan ...

Oct 18, 2019

2019 Health Care Heroes Finalists

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

What makes someone a Health Care Hero?   That was the question facing a panel of judges, which had the daunting task of wading through stacks of nominations for this year’s awards from the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.   Do they go above and beyond in their daily work? Have they contributed an idea or formed an organization that impacts the commu ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Community Achievement

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Community Achievement category honors an individual or team who successfully implemented a program addressing a problem in health care administration or delivery.   KAREN ISAACS TITLE: MD, MPH ORGANIZATION: NHRMC-Coastal Family Medicine WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Karen, with her combination MD/MPH, does so much to attempt to improve healthcare a ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: Community Outreach

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Community Outreach category 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.   PHILIP BROWN TITLE: MD/Chief Physician Executive ORGANIZATION: NHRMC WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “In addition to his many duties as Chief Executive ...

Oct 18, 2019

Health Care Heroes: First Responder

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The First Responder category honors a first responder whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.   TOMMY BATSON TITLE: Fire Marshal & Assistant Emergency Management Director ORGANIZATION: Pender County WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Tommy is a multi-tasker. One of his titles is Fire Marshal. He conduc ...

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