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Apr 15, 2021

Thermo Fisher Announces It Will Buy PPD For $17.4B

By Vicky Janowski, posted About 15 hours ago

Thermo Fisher Scientific will buy Wilmington-based PPD for $17.4 billion, the companies announced this morning.   Under the agreement, approved by both companies’ boards, Thermo Fisher will acquire PPD for $47.50 per share for the total cash prices as well as assume about $3.5 billion of net debt, according to a news release.   The transaction is expect ...

Apr 14, 2021

WSJ Reports That PPD In Talks To Sell

By Vicky Janowski and Cece Nunn, posted Apr 14, 2021

Wilmington-based PPD is in talks to sell to Thermo Fisher Scientific for more than $15 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon.   Citing unnamed sources familiar with the issue, the publication said the companies could come to a deal as early as this week if talks don’t fall through.   PPD officials did not immediately return requests f ...

Apr 2, 2021

Cape Fear Clinic Rises To Occasion

By Scott Nunn, posted Apr 2, 2021

Cape Fear Clinic was already in for an eventful 2021. As with most everything, however, the pandemic meant a change of plans for the medical clinic, which is marking its 30th anniversary this year.   It’s a milestone for the unique provider, founded in 1991 through the efforts of three physicians who were members of St. Mary Catholic Church. In its early years ...

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Words Matter: Understanding Health Technology Terminology

Posted Apr 13, 2021
Over the last year, we have seen significant growth in the use of virtual visits among patients and health care providers. My bet would be that in this past year, you have had at least one virtual visit with a health care provider. While telehealth has been an important tool in continuing timely care delivery during a time of social distancing, it is not a new phenomenon. Technology and health car...read entire article
Apr 2, 2021

Wilmington Health Launches Women's Center

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 2, 2021

Wilmington Health recently announced the forming of its Women’s Center of Excellence, structured to provide a mix of women’s health services including primary care, obstetrics, gynecology, radiology, pelvic floor, incontinence care, urogynecology and cardiology.   A new service – the center’s Pelvic Floor and Continence Center – is bein ...

Apr 2, 2021

NHRMC Expands Advanced Wound Care Services

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 2, 2021

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wound Care Clinic is now treating children and teens needing specialized treatments.   NHRMC expanded the service because there are no other wound clinics in the region that accept patients under 18, Candice Curtin, director of the Wound Care Clinic, said in a press release.   The clinic is accepting pediatric patients of a ...

Mar 24, 2021

If all goes as planned, area residents will have a new option for outpatient surgery this time next year, when Wilmington Health opens a multispecialty ambulatory surgical facility at 1305 Glen Meade Road.  The 20,000-square-foot facility will be licensed for one new operating room and three procedure rooms relocated from Wilmington Health’s main campus, just ...

Mar 24, 2021

Eckel, Thompson Named To Novant Board

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 24, 2021

As part of its purchase of NHRMC, Novant Health will add two area residents to the Winston-Salem-based health system’s board.   Brian Eckel and Jason Thompson will join Novant’s board of trustees, attending their first meetings in May, Novant officials announced Wednesday.   Eckel and Thompson both have lengthy experience with NHRMC as trustees fo ...

Mar 8, 2021

Novant: 1,100 People Just Got A Raise

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 8, 2021

Novant Health has extended its $15 per hour minimum wage to all eligible New Hanover Regional Medical Center employees, according to a news release Monday. The sale of NHRMC to Novant closed Feb. 1, and the minimum wage change took effect Feb. 21. Officials said in the release that financial viability is a key factor in health and wellness, and "Novant Health is ...

Mar 5, 2021

NHRMC Appeals Denial For New Facility

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 5, 2021

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is going back to state regulators to get permission to build a community hospital in Scotts Hill.   Last month, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services denied NHRMC’s request to build a 66-bed hospital near the New Hanover and Pender county line. NHRMC filed its application for the facility last fall under the state ...

Mar 5, 2021

Wilmington Health Acquires Penslow Clinic

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 5, 2021

Penslow Medical Center is now Wilmington Health at Penslow. The local independent physician practice announced the change March 1.   Wilmington Health has had a partnership with the Holly Ridge practice since 2016, providing managerial services and staffing.   “This transition will come with building improvements, internal referrals, additional access t ...

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