Health Care

Jul 13, 2018

PPD Introduces New Patient Enrollment Model

By Ken Little, posted Jul 13, 2018

Wilmington-based Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC recently introduced a new patient enrollment model “that significantly reduces the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers,” according to a PPD news release.   PatientAdvantage inverts the steps of the industry’s long-practiced trial- delivery ...

Jul 13, 2018

Hospital Offers Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

By Ken Little, posted Jul 13, 2018

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center recently started offering a new service for patients who have undergone colorectal surgery.   Enhanced Recovery After Surgery follows evidence-based practices to help patients prepare for their procedure and provide a smooth recovery, according to a news release.   “Our main goal with ERAS is to partner with patien ...

Jul 12, 2018

Wilmington Health Cardio Lab Earns Reaccreditation

By Ken Little, posted Jul 12, 2018

Wilmington Health Cardiology’s echocardiography lab recently earned three-year echocardiography reaccreditation in Wilmington (1202 Medical Center Drive) and accreditation in Jacksonville in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.   Accreditation by IAC shows that Wilmington Health’s Echo Labs “have undergone ...

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Jul 12, 2018

Orthopedic Practice Continues To Grow

By Ken Little, posted Jul 12, 2018

EmergeOrtho is expected to continue to expand in the Cape Fear region and beyond.   The physician-owned orthopedic practice is set to break ground July 26 on an ambulatory surgery center in Brunswick County.   The new medical office building at 1168 Cutlar Crossing in The Villages at Brunswick Forest will include the county’s first dedicated orthopedic ...

Jun 22, 2018

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is consolidating the clinic and procedure spaces for one of its physician group specialties by moving to a building on Physicians Drive.   NHRMC Physician Group recently signed a 10-year lease for a medical office building at 1520 Physicians Drive, according to an announcement from Cameron Management, which handles leasing and pro ...

Jun 15, 2018

Labor Market Checkup

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 15, 2018

The demand for health care workers in an area like the Cape Fear region is expected to remain healthy for years to come, experts say.   “That’s one that’s forecasted to grow nationally, and you would expect that it would grow here even faster just because of the demographics of this area,” said Adam Jones, regional economist at the University ...

May 18, 2018

Urgent Dental Care Clinic Plans To Expand

By Cece Nunn, posted May 18, 2018

ASAP Urgent Dental Care, which launched in Wilmington earlier this year, plans to expand by adding locations in Raleigh, Charlotte and Fayetteville.   Clinic officials are “currently evaluating locations to bring Urgent Dental Care services to these fast growing regions,” according to a recent news release.   The release stated that ASAP Urgent De ...

May 18, 2018

Addressing The Area’s Food Deserts

By Ken Little, posted May 18, 2018

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is spearheading a program to create an oasis in the “food desert” that characterizes some parts of Wilmington.   Community support is rallying around the NHRMC effort to bring a grocery store to the Northside neighborhood, also known as the Youth Enrichment Zone. A meeting involving more than a dozen entities came toge ...

Apr 20, 2018

Facility At Autumn Hall Set To Expand

By Ken Little, posted Apr 20, 2018

Bradley Creek Health Center at Carolina Bay recently received conditional approval to add eight non-Medicaid certified adult care home beds to the existing facility within Wilmington’s Autumn Hall mixed-use community.   The CON was recently granted by the state Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation.   Bradley Cree ...

Mar 29, 2018

PPD this week announced a new analytical laboratory at its existing facility in Middleton, Wisconsin. The lab will expand PPD’s testing capacity, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Wilmington-based company. The 32,000-square-foot Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) lab “supplements the company’s existing biologics capacity and was constructed ...

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