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Nov 20, 2020

When the possibility of selling New Hanover Regional Medical Center was first announced, leaders said the proceeds could transform the community. A year and a half later, that possibility is now a reality, with Winston-Salem-based Novant Health, a private, nonprofit system, on the verge of taking over county-owned NHRMC. If the deal passes regulatory scrutiny, it is exp ...

Nov 20, 2020

2020: A Year Of Health Care Heroes

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 20, 2020

This was certainly the year to recognize the work of health care providers, and the win­ners selected for the 2020 Health Care Heroes reflected that.   While some worked directly with COVID-19 patients, others made their impacts on other health issues. Because of the pandemic, the Business Journal downsized its an­nual Health Care Heroes Awards to honor t ...

Nov 19, 2020

Novant Health, UNC Partnership Expanding

By Scott Nunn, posted Nov 19, 2020

As Novant Health competed to purchase New Hanover Regional Medical Center, some members of the group tasked with finding a new owner for NHRMC said the decision to bring on UNC as a partner was a game-changer for Novant, which ultimately won out over Atrium and Duke health systems. Now Novant is taking the partnership that won it praise in Southeastern North Carolina an ...

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Nov 16, 2020

Moderna Makes Note Of PPD Partnership As Part Of COVID-19 Vaccine News

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 16, 2020

Moderna Inc. has again highlighted its partnership work with Wilmington-based PPD Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) as the firm hits another milestone in the race to reach regulatory approvals for a COVID-19 vaccine. Massachusetts-based Moderna announced Monday that the independent, National Institutes of Health-appointed Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the phase 3 study ...

Nov 11, 2020

BIZTALK: A Check In On COVID-19

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 11, 2020

With holiday gatherings on the horizon and a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, two medical experts joined BizTalk on Wednesday to discuss where the region is with the virus and what they've learned about it over the past several months. Philip Brown, NHRMC’s chief physician executive and N.C. Medical Society president, and Dr. Paul Kamitsuka, i ...

Nov 6, 2020

Next Steps: What's Ahead For The NHRMC, Novant Deal

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Nov 6, 2020

The approved sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health is now under review by N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein, and residents of Southeastern North Carolina have wasted no time in letting their feel­ings be known.   After nearly a year of exploring a possible sale or partnership for NHRMC, the 21-member residents’ panel known as the Part ...

Oct 28, 2020

NHRMC Opens Outpatient Lab Services Location In Leland

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 28, 2020

A new medical resource is available in northern Brunswick County.  According to a news release Wednesday, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Outpatient Laboratory Services has expanded by opening an outpatient laboratory in Leland "to support increased access to care throughout the region." The new space is in the NHRMC Health & Diagnostics b ...

Oct 28, 2020

With key indicators – such as earnings, new orders and order backlog – on the rise, PPD Chairman and CEO David Simmons announced that the third quarter of 2020 has been a “strong quarter” for the global clinical research organization based in Wilmington.   “We have continued to focus on executing for our customers as we navigate through ...

Oct 23, 2020

PPD's Roles In COVID-19 Work Continue With Milestones

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 23, 2020

Wilmington-headquartered PPD Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) has helped facilitate work as a partner with Moderna in the successful execution of the Phase 3 COVE study of its mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, according to a news release. The firm also played a role in the first federally approved treatment for the coronavirus. Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc. announced this week t ...

Oct 19, 2020

NHRMC Plans $210M Hospital In Scotts Hill

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Oct 19, 2020

More details are emerging on plans by New Hanover Regional Medical Center to build a new community hospital near the New Hanover County-Pender County line.   In a Certificate of Need filing by NHRMC with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the Wilmington-based healthcare system is seeking approval of plans for a nearly $210 million hospital with a tota ...

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