Health Care

Mar 17, 2023

After more than 50 years on Medical Center Drive, Wilmington Surgical Associates is set to move to a new facility. The private general surgery practice will occupy a 20,000-square-foot, two-story building to be erected at 2739 Iron Gate Drive off Independence Boulevard in Wilmington. Wilmington Surgical Associates (WSA) bought the currently vacant site for 925,000 on ...

Mar 8, 2023

State Treasurer, Novant Health Spar Over NC Expansions

By Johanna F. Still, posted Mar 8, 2023

The treasurer of North Carolina continues to criticize Novant Health as it further expands its reach in the state, and the Winston-Salem-based system is firmly defending itself against what it characterizes as politically motivated commentary.  Last week, Novant inked an agreement to acquire two hospital systems outside of Charlotte for $320 million.  In a ...

Mar 3, 2023

According to a news release Friday, The Healing Place of New Hanover County (THPNHC) has so far served 131 individuals through its long-term Residential Recovery Program, with 255 overnight stays in the emergency shelter. The facility opened Feb. 1, and its shelter offers a bed, a shower and two hot meals. The release revealed a snapshot of additional ...

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Beware of Bank Imposters

Posted Mar 21, 2023

Banking has changed quite a bit thanks to the internet. While many people still prefer the brick and mortar experience when dealing with their money, today you can do many of the same functions online and over the phone. Criminals are cashing in on these remote entire article
Mar 3, 2023

Hospital Officials Talk Layoffs, Growth

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 3, 2023

Feb. 1 marked the two-year anniversary of New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s sale to Novant Health.  During a WilmingtonBiz Talk interview conducted live on Facebook by Business Journal editor Vicky Janowski on the day of that anniversary, two local Novant officials discussed how the merger has gone and what’s next for the health system. Shelbourn ...

Mar 1, 2023

At a time when it's needed the most, mental health care can be difficult to come by. New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties are designated as mental health professional shortage areas, notes a Rural Health Information Hub map.  To capture some of the area’s demand for mental health care, a therapy clinic opened an office recently in Wilmington ...

Feb 3, 2023

On-demand Caregiving Expands

By Laura Moore, posted Feb 3, 2023

For this on-demand society, Neal Shah has created a service that meets a need in the caregiving sector while providing experience for students working towards careers in health care.  Based out of Research Triangle Park, CareYaya launched in late 2021 to provide an affordable caregiving option through a web-based app. Now, the service has expanded to the Wilmington ...

Jan 25, 2023

Novant NHRMC Unveils Its Neurosciences Institute

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 25, 2023

Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Wednesday opened a 108-bed facility that health system officials said would expand access to advanced stroke, brain and spine care locally.   The Novant Health Neurosciences Institute-New Hanover is slated to fully open Feb. 1. It is located at Novant Health NHRMC’s campus on 17th Street.  ...

Jan 6, 2023

Gyms Pick Up On Strength Trend

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 6, 2023

The 1977 film Pumping Iron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and documenting the golden era of bodybuilding, features all the hallmarks of what many think of when it comes to weight training: men in cut-off shirts, sweating and grunting amongst a cacophony of clanking metal.    While the spirit of bodybuilding is still very much alive, those in the local fitness ...

Dec 16, 2022

TOP STORY OF THE YEAR: A Challenging Year For Novant NHRMC

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 16, 2022

Health care providers faced some of the same challenges as other sectors of the economy in 2022, including hiring struggles. Locally, Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington was the subject of patient complaints during the summer, in some cases centered around wait times and service availability. In July, the federal Centers for Medicare & Me ...

Dec 13, 2022

A registered nurse and nurse educator is heping to forge a new path for students pursuing a health care career with the opening of a new training facility this week, according to a news release. Led by Suprena Hickman, Sankofa Training & Wellness Institute will officially open its doors at 11:30 a.m. Thursday during a ribbon-cutting on the sixth floor ...

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