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Jul 30, 2020

Two Wilmington Firms Involved In Moderna's Phase 3 COVID Vaccine Study

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 30, 2020

Two Wilmington companies are supporting a phase 3 clinical study aimed at developing a vaccine for the new coronavirus. Wilmington-based PPD Inc. is one of those companies involved in Moderna Inc.'s phase 3 study of its mRNA vaccine candidate against COVID-19, according to a news release. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc. and the National Institute of A ...

Jul 22, 2020

BIZTALK: Area COVID-19 Health Check-up

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Jul 22, 2020

NHRMC Chief Physician Executive Philip Brown gave an update during Wednesday's BizTalk on the coronavirus in the region and how New Hanover Regional Medical Center is responding to treat patients. New Hanover Regional recently launched an online dashboard with updates on hospitalization levels of COVID-19 patients. View the full conversation below.   ...

Jul 15, 2020

OPINION: Novant Promises Need To Be Guaranteed

By Gene Merritt, posted Jul 15, 2020

My organization, Save Our Hospital Inc., was disappointed by the recent decision of the New Hanover County Commissioners to sell our hospital to Novant.   Since day one of this process, we have been concerned about the secrecy and lack of transparency demonstrated by the county and the hospital. We felt the process was and is “backwards.” And, as we have ...

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Posted Jul 15, 2020
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Jul 14, 2020

Novant Negotiations: Looking At NHRMC Employees

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 14, 2020

The letter of intent approved Monday night for New Hanover County, NHRMC and Novant Health provides a look at the areas being negotiated on for the hospital’s sale.   County commissioners voted 4-1 Monday on the nonbinding letter, a more than 40-page document, outlining the framework of negotiations that will now take place with the Winston-Salem-based, not-fo ...

Jul 14, 2020

OPINION: Commissioners Made Right Move On NHRMC

By Hill Rogers, Chris Boney and Tee Nunnelee, posted Jul 14, 2020

As with any growth spurt, there are inevitably growing pains. The greater Wilmington-area is no exception. Over the last decade, the Wilmington metro area has consistently ranked among the fastest-growing regions in the Southeastern United States. Quality of life is one of the main factors contributing to the population boom. As we welcome more people into our commun ...

Jul 13, 2020

Commissioners Vote To Negotiate With Novant For NHRMC Sale

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 13, 2020

With a 4-1 vote from New Hanover County commissioners Monday evening, NHRMC and the county can now negotiate a legally binding agreement with Novant Health to buy the hospital.   The move officially puts Winston-Salem-based Novant Health at the front of a competitive process that drew proposals from a handful of health systems wanting to buy the county-owned NHRMC a ...

Jul 13, 2020

If Novant Health buys New Hanover Regional Medical Center, an 11-member nonprofit board would be in control of an estimated $1.25 billion from the sale of the county-owned hospital.   That money, according to a proposed outline of how sale proceeds might be spent in New Hanover County if a deal is reached, could go toward things such as universal pre-K, college scho ...

Jul 10, 2020

Mental Health Providers Expand With Wilmington Office

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 10, 2020

Mental health care providers with a Hampstead presence since 2007 recently expanded to Wilmington. Anchor Psychological & Counseling Services PLLC opened offices at 1442 Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington last month. The practice’s Hampstead office is located at 16581 U.S. 17 North. “We decided to open the second location mainly because we w ...

Jul 7, 2020

After talking for nearly three hours in closed session, the NHRMC Board of Trustees on Tuesday night voted to negotiate with Novant Health on a potential deal for New Hanover Regional Medical Center.   The approved resolution also for the first time publicly outlines how the county’s proceeds from a sale of the hospital might be spent.   The 16-1 vote, ...

Jul 6, 2020

Members of the Partnership Advisory Group, which last week recommended negotiating with Novant Health to buy NHRMC, will answer questions from the public Wednesday.   The question-and-answer session will take place online starting at 5:30 p.m., with residents being able to post questions during the livestream on New Hanover County’s Facebook page.   On ...

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