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Mar 22, 2019

Report Shows Mixed Results For Area Counties In Improving Health

By Jenny Callison, posted About 10 hours ago

Brunswick County has made steady progress in improving the health status of its residents, according to the newest County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report that was issued this week. The 2019 report, which consists of data for 2018, ranks Brunswick 34th among North Carolina’s 100 counties for health outcomes and 25th for health factors. Both those rankings are ...

Mar 19, 2019

Two New Hanover County Departments To Merge This Summer

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 19, 2019

This story has been updated with additional information about the departments' merger. With unanimous approval from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Monday, county officials will move ahead with plans to consolidate the public health and social services departments into one human services agency. At the commissioners' February meet ...

Mar 1, 2019

Local Providers Study Value-based Plans

By Ken Little, posted Mar 1, 2019

Value-based care is a concept embraced in different ways by health care providers in the Wilmington region. And the transition from standard health care models has its own unique complexities, said officials keeping tabs on a major value-based initiative from the state’s largest insurer.   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in January announced a pro ...

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Leasing in a Community Association

Posted Feb 15, 2019
Maybe you bought your property as an investment. Perhaps your circumstances in life have changed, and you now need to downsize – or go bigger. Or your job could be relocating you across the country.

Whatever the reason for wanting to lease your home or condominium, if you live in a community association, it might not be as simple as putting up a “For Rent” sign. In...read entire article
Mar 1, 2019

WIN Calls For Grant Applications

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 1, 2019

The Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County plans to focus on health and wellness efforts for its grants program this year.   The 130-member collective philanthropy organization intends to make “two large grants of at least $20,000 each and up to three small grants totaling no more than $10,000,” according to a news release.   The group ...

Feb 26, 2019

PPD Collaborates With Medical AI Firm To Expand Presence In China

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 26, 2019

Wilmington-based Pharmaceutical Product Development has signed an agreement with Happy Life Tech to further clinical trials and drug development in China, according to a news release. The collaboration pairs Happy Life Tech's (HLT) ability to generate artificial intelligence and data technology with PPD's clinical trial management and evidence generation, o ...

Feb 1, 2019

Novant Relocates Surgical Office, Opens Sleep Center

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 1, 2019

Novant Health Surgical Associates at 1456 Howe St. in Southport has relocated to the Dosher Memorial Hospital campus at 819 N. Atlantic Ave. in Southport.   Novant Health and Dosher Memorial Hospital previously announced that they were forming a partnership so general surgeons from Novant Health could perform surgeries at both Dosher Memorial and Novant Health Bruns ...

Feb 1, 2019

Housing As A Health Concern

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 1, 2019

Housing and health are inextricably linked, experts said during a recent session in Wilmington on the area’s increasing need for affordable housing. Efforts to push affordable housing into the public policy spotlight are on the rise in the city this year, with the region’s largest employer and health care provider weighing in on the topic during a recent ses ...

Feb 1, 2019

NHRMC, Harrelson Center Partner On Help Hub

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 1, 2019

The Harrelson Center and New Hanover Regional Medical Center have partnered to combine services at the Help Hub, a pilot program started by the Harrelson Center that provides short-term, emergency financial counsel and assistance to individuals in need.   The Harrelson Center is a nonprofit that supports and partners with other nonprofits on topics such as affordabl ...

Feb 1, 2019

Wilmington Health Extends Leland Walk-in Care Hours

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 1, 2019

Wilmington Health has extended its hours at its Leland Walk-In Care location. The clinic at 9101 Ocean Highway E. will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for north Brunswick County patients with nonemergency conditions. Patients of all ages can be treated at the center for allergies, infections, cuts, bruises, cold, flu, sprains and pains. “Leland continues to gr ...

Jan 4, 2019

BWC Launches ‘Give Healthy’ Campaign

By Ken Little, posted Jan 4, 2019

The Brunswick Wellness Coalition recently launched its Give Healthy campaign to emphasize donations of healthier food to those who are food insecure. “Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Children and adults suffering from food insecurity report poor physical and mental health, and have a much higher ...

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