Health Care

Sep 8, 2020

PPD Collaborates With Lupus Clinical Research Experts

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 8, 2020

Wilmington-based PPD, a global contract research organization, is collaborating with Lupus Therapeutics (LT), an affiliate of the Lupus Research Alliance known for its lupus clinical trials expertise, according to a news release. The collaboration is expected to expand and enhance lupus clinical research for PPD’s pharmaceutical and biotech customers, the rel ...

Sep 4, 2020

Where Will The Money Flow?

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 4, 2020

As details are being finalized on the expected contract to sell New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health, another major issue could be decid­ed next month.   Where will the money from the sale go? How will it be spent? Who will be in charge of it?   Those are the nearly $2 billion questions.   Unless things drastically change in the com ...

Sep 4, 2020

Service Offers Medical Care Flexibility

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 4, 2020

Wilmington Health is taking a step outside of the traditional provider role of treating patients and being reimbursed by insurance companies or the government for those visits.   The group this year launched a service that puts them closer to the payer end.   Wilmington Health’s Anchor Senior Care Advantage is administered by the physician group partner ...

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Something In The Way You Walk

Posted Sep 16, 2020
When you think about healthcare, you likely imagine nurses and physicians in hospitals and doctor’s offices. But the developers of SportGait found that those injured on the playing field would receive better care if a concussion could be identified immediately, and so developed tools and resources to bring a solution to the sidelines.

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Sep 4, 2020

NHRMC Moves To Limited Visitation

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 4, 2020

On Aug. 25, New Hanover Re­gional Medical Center eased some of its visitor restrictions that have been in place since March when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted extra precautions.   NHRMC is now allowing hospi­talized patients to have one person over the age of 18 to visit the patient between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The des­ignated person is the only permitted ...

Sep 4, 2020

Practice Launches In-office Cataract Surgery

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 4, 2020

Surgical Eye Care recently expanded its services to offer of­fice-based cataract surgery.   Surgeon Dax Hawkins performed that procedure this summer for the first time for the practice, in an in-office procedure room outfitted for advanced cataract surgery.   “We knew we had to do some­thing to help patients receive the sight restoring surgery t ...

Sep 4, 2020

Delaney Partners Up On Health Outreach

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 4, 2020

Delaney Radiology recently announced that is partnering with the educational initiative What’s Normal? What’s Not? to provide free breast health education. Joy Wade, local certified self-breast exam instructor and founder of What’s Normal? What’s Not?, is working with Delaney to expand the initiative of personal health advoca­cy, according to ...

Sep 4, 2020

Putting Patients First At PPD

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 4, 2020

Rhonda Henry knows what it’s like to have a potentially terminal illness.   At age 32, Henry, now vice pres­ident of patient-centered trials for Wilmington-headquartered PPD, discovered she had breast cancer.   “The diagnosis was somewhat of a fluke. I had a biopsy because I had some inflammation in a mammary duct, and it turned out to be inva ...

Aug 7, 2020

NHRMC Programs Receive Several Accolades

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 7, 2020

Several New Hanover Regional Medical Center departments and providers recently garnered state and national accolades for their work.   NHRMC Home Care was recognized by Strategic Health­care Programs (SHP) as a Superior Performer for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients in 2019. The annual SHPB ...

Aug 7, 2020

Dosher Foundation Gets Golden LEAF Grant

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 7, 2020

Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation received $378,000 from the Golden LEAF Foundation for an on-site well water system at the Southport hospital, officials an­nounced in a recent news release.   The system will provide a water source for both potable (drinking) and non-potable water and “support critical equipment, boilers, chillers, cooling towers and chi ...

Aug 6, 2020

NHRMC Expands Cancer Services In Brunswick

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 6, 2020

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is expanding its cancer treatment services in Brunswick County.   NHRMC Physician Group-Cape Fear Cancer Specialists recently moved its Leland location from Waterford to Brunswick Forest.   The space for expanded services is in the NHRMC Health & Diagnostics building at Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickinson Drive, Suite 2 ...

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