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May 3, 2019

Dosher Weighs In On Medicaid Expansion

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 3, 2019

Dosher Memorial Hospital joined several other rural hospitals recently to support expanding Medicaid coverage in North Carolina.   The hospital provides an estimated 2,500 emergency room visits to uninsured patients annually, resulting in nearly $8.8 million in uncompensated care and about $760,000 in charity care, according to a resolution Dosher’s board of t ...

Apr 19, 2019

Building Up Health Care Innovation

By Johanna Cano, posted Apr 19, 2019

When New Hanover Regional Medical Center launched its Innovation Center last year, it sought to foster and test creative ideas for improving health and wellness, according to a news release.   To build the program and ensure those goals are met, NHRMC partnered with tekMountain, an incubator that offers space for entrepreneurs, and hired Chris Hillier as its executi ...

Apr 5, 2019

Health Report: A Checkup For Counties

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 5, 2019

Since the publication of the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report in late March, area public health officials have studied the new data for what it can tell them.   “We compare the data, whether it’s trending up or down, to other sources of data,” said Phillip Tarte, director of the New Hanover County Health Department. “We try ...

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Posted May 15, 2019
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Apr 5, 2019

NHRMC Incorporates New Aneurysm Treatment

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 5, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has begun using a WEB device as a minimally invasive option to repair brain aneurysms, hospital officials recently announced.   The FDA at the end of last year approved the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) Aneurysm Embolization System, which is a mesh ball implant intended to disrupt blood flow entering the aneurysm and help promote clottin ...

Mar 27, 2019

Alcami Kickstarts New Biopharmaceutical Enterprise

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 27, 2019

Pharmaceutical firm Alcami Corp., which employs hundreds of its 1,000 workers at its Wilmington facilities, has launched Alcami Biologics, a new biopharmaceutical development, analytical testing, manufacturing and packaging enterprise. Alcami Biologics will advance the commercialization of a wide range of biological products to treat complex medical conditions with ...

Mar 22, 2019

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 ...

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 ...

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