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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 ...

Jan 4, 2019

Wilmington Health MRI Scanners Earn Accreditations

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 4, 2019

Wilmington Health’s MRI scanner at the provider’s office at 1202 Medical Center Drive recently received accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, according to a news release. Wilmington Health’s mobile MRI unit at its Porters Neck location, 8108-B Market St., was also reaccredited by IAC. Wilmington Health's MRI at the Me ...

Jan 4, 2019

NHRMC Gets ‘A’ In Patient Safety

By Ken Little, posted Jan 4, 2019

The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade report granted New Hanover Regional Medical Center an A for its “efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States,” according to a news release. “Our dedicated employees at NHRMC are devoted to providing excellent care to every patient acros ...

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Please and Thank You Go a Long Way

Posted Nov 9, 2018
This Insights article was contributed by Pat Fontana, owner of WordsWorking.

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I went through a fast food drive-through. While waiting at the window for my food – after a very pleasant greeting of “$9.71” (and literally no other words) from the restaurant’s employee – I noticed a sign behind him. Actually, it was more ...read entire article
Nov 30, 2018

Making Way For Cheer This Season

By Ken Little, posted Nov 30, 2018

Spending the holidays in the hospital is no one’s idea of a good time, especially for children. But health care providers across the Cape Fear region are doing their best to instill a little holiday spirit for those who find themselves in a hospital during the holiday season. The pediatric unit at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Betty H. Cameron Women&rsqu ...

Nov 19, 2018

Health Care Heroes Award Winners Announced

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 19, 2018

The Health Care Heroes award winners were announced Friday night during a ceremony at the Country Club of Landfall. Longtime physicians Robert Andrews and James Hundley were named this year's Lifetime Achievement award honorees. Recipients were also honored for excellence in 10 categories in the awards from the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Each category h ...

Nov 2, 2018

Health Care Heroes: Volunteer

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 2, 2018

COREY YINGLING  TITLE: Volunteer and Board Member ORGANIZATION: NourishNC WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Corey Yingling [a LEAN coach/ facilitator at NHRMC] has been instrumental in ensuring that NourishNC is fulfilling our mission, that we have access to critical resources, and that our organization is well gov­erned. Corey has dedicated countless hours of he ...

Nov 2, 2018

Health Care Heroes: Physician

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 2, 2018

CHRISTOPHER COSGROVE TITLE: Physician ORGANIZATION: Intracoastal Internal Medicine WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “I don’t think there is a physician in Wilmington more dedicated to his patients. He pays such close attention to detail and makes sure that he never misses anything. Also, he is probably the humblest physician in New Hanover County (I’d argue i ...

Nov 2, 2018

Health Care Heroes: Nurse

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 2, 2018

EVALENA LEONARD TITLE: RN ORGANIZATION: Cape Fear Community College WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “I first met Evalena Leonard twenty- three years ago in the capacity of Supervisor at NHRMC.   Her professionalism and attention to detail earned the respect of staff, colleagues, and especially physicians. Years later, she would take her hospice heart and join us a ...

Nov 2, 2018

NHRMC: $90M Impact From Storm So Far

By Ken Little, posted Nov 2, 2018

The prognosis is good for a complete recovery from Hurricane Florence at two major area health care providers, even if some aftereffects are still being felt, officials said recently.   New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s initial assessments show Hurricane Florence had a total economic impact in the range of $90 million systemwide, health care system spokesm ...

Nov 2, 2018

Chronic Disease Biggest Health Concern In Survey

By Ken Little, posted Nov 2, 2018

Results from 843 participants in Dosher Memorial Hospital’s triennial community health needs assessment conducted in spring 2018 shows that nearly 48 percent indicated chronic disease is the “biggest” health con­cern for the community, down from about 68 percent reported in 2015, a news release said.   “An alarming increase in another maj ...

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