Health Care

May 18, 2022

Quality Chemical Laboratories is hoping to wrap up construction of its 110,000-square-foot expansion by early next year.  The expansion – the firm’s second in recent years – will provide a space for the firm’s sister company, Pyramid Pharmaceutical Co. LLC, to manufacture pharmaceutical products.  Quality Chemical Laborator ...

May 6, 2022

Novant Health Launches Innovation Unit

By Neil Cotiaux, posted May 6, 2022

Novant Health, the parent company of Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, has established a new business division that will serve as an incubator for ways to enhance clinical care for its patients, streamline daily operations, and pioneer technological advancements that will help staff do their jobs even better.   The new division, called Novant Health ...

May 4, 2022

Wilmington-based Pharmaceutical Firms Reveal Growth Steps

By Staff Reports, posted May 4, 2022

Two separate Wilmington-based pharmaceutical companies shared announcements this week.  Catalyst Clinical Research, a provider of clinical research services, has acquired U.K.-based Aptus Clinical, achieving its goal of expanding in Europe, according to a press release Wednesday. “Together, the two entities will become one multi-region clinical research or ...

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Hospice Care in Nursing Homes Provides Needed Specialized Care

Posted Mar 17, 2022
While many people think that hospice is a place, hospice care is actually a specialized type of care for those with a terminal or life-limiting illness that patients receive wherever they call home – including assisted living facilities and nursing homes. entire article
Apr 28, 2022

EmergeOrtho Wilmington Names New Executive Director

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 28, 2022

EmergeOrtho Wilmington has named Zachary Welch as its new executive director, according to a news release Thursday. Welch will lead the orthopedic and spine practice in Wilmington, which includes 11 locations in the Southeastern North Carolina region. “We are delighted that Zachary Welch is joining our team,” said Shawn Hocker, orthopedic surgeon and pres ...

Apr 26, 2022

Pender Commissioners Look At Hospital’s Future

By Johanna F. Still, posted Apr 26, 2022

Pender County commissioners are weighing the future of the county’s only hospital since its current operating agreement with Novant Health expires next summer.   One option the local officials might consider is a modern replacement hospital to serve western Pender County. A majority of Pender County commissioners said they are open to exploring altern ...

Apr 25, 2022

The PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Matrix Clinical Trials, a Matrix Medical Network offering, are collaborating to bring clinical trials to patients with a decentralized clinical trial (DCT) solution, according to a recent news release. The business is deploying Matrix mobile research sites and clinical staff across the U.S. to help ...

Apr 22, 2022

Whether depositions can be done remotely because of the pandemic was at the center of a case involving Wilmington Health before the N.C. Court of Appeals. No North Carolina court has previously addressed this kind of limitation, a majority of a N.C. Court of Appeals panel observed in its 2-1 ruling issued earlier this month.  Chief Justice Donna Stroud, sup ...

Apr 11, 2022

Opinion: NC Health Care Heroes Need Our Help

By Rep. Charles Miller, posted Apr 11, 2022

We have all heard of the term “essential workers,” a phrase commonly used during the COVID-19 crisis when referring to health care professionals. For these health care heroes, the term essential is an understatement.   Health care professionals across North Carolina played a critical role in slowing the spread, flattening the curve, reducing the death ra ...

Apr 4, 2022

Announcing Health Care Heroes Award Winners

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 4, 2022

The latest group of Health Care Heroes award winners were announced Friday night during a ceremony at the Country Club of Landfall.   The winners were among those nominated last year in the awards program. The awards event, which typically takes place in November, was postponed during the winter’s uptick in COVID activity. Friday’s outdoor event marked a ...

Apr 1, 2022

Dental Industry Incorporates 3D Tech

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Apr 1, 2022

Matthew Parr, dentist and owner of Surf City Dental, understands the value of technology and credits the success of his practice on being an early adopter of new trends in dentistry.   Over the past 10 years, the Surf City practice has embraced a technology shift that changed his rural dental office to a modern facility offering general and cosmetic dentistry plus i ...

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