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Jan 13, 2021

New Hanover County received more COVID-19 vaccine doses from the state this week, allowing for more seniors to receive their first shots through the health department as well as from additional private practice locations, officials announced Wednesday.   The New Hanover County Health Department on Jan. 7 began vaccinating seniors 75 years old and older as part of th ...

Jan 6, 2021

Petition Circulates About New Foundation From Hospital Sale

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 6, 2021

Former state legislator Harper Peterson is circulating a petition and letter to the state attorney general’s office as the state agency continues its review of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's sale to Novant Health. More than 410 people have signed the petition and added more than 110 comments as of Wednesday morning, said Peterson, the former Distri ...

Jan 4, 2021

​Eleanor Health Expands With Wilmington Location

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 4, 2021

​Eleanor Health is expanding its North Carolina-based addiction and mental health treatment services, which will be offered virtually and at a new location in Wilmington. The company is expected to begin offering value-based in-person services at 2250 Shipyard Blvd. at the end of the month, according to a news release. On top of the more than 1,700-square-foot ...

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Building Our Community Through Compassion

Posted Jan 15, 2021
Coretta Scott King once said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” As members of our community here in the Cape Fear Region, we have many opportunities to show compassion to others around us whether through local nonprofits, our churches, or individually. If we invest in the people who live and work in our community, we...read entire article
Dec 17, 2020

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced Thursday that the former owner and pharmacist-in-charge of Seashore Drugs Inc. have agreed to $1.05 million in civil penalties as part of a consent agreement with the government stemming from practices that prosecutors allege helped turn the local pharmacy into a magnet for drug abusers. ...

Dec 14, 2020

Additional Community Endowment Board Members Named

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 14, 2020

The New Hanover Community Endowment group has announced the remaining additions to its 11-member Board of Directors, according to a news release. Six people, all New Hanover County residents, were named to the board, on top of five people previously selected when the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in October established the nonprofit corporation charged with ...

Dec 4, 2020

Area So Far Immune To Worker Shortage

By Scott Nunn, posted Dec 4, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital capacity has been a top concern for officials plotting a response. And capacity is not just the number of beds – hos­pitals need adequate equipment and supplies and, most important, they need the workers who provide the care.   While certain areas of the U.S. have experienced both space and staff shortages ...

Dec 4, 2020

Novant Health Raises Minimum Wage To $15

By Scott Nunn, posted Dec 4, 2020

More than 2,000 Novant Health employees will get a pay raise in January when the Winston-Salem-based health care system raises its minimum wage from $12.50 per hour to $15 per hour. North Carolina’s minimum wage is $7.25.   The private, nonprofit health network has 30,000 employees at its locations, most of which are in North Carolina, including Brunswick Medi ...

Nov 30, 2020

Drivers on 16th and 17th streets have seen the large building going up near the Burger King. Officials with Wilmington Eye say its new ambulatory surgery center will have patients also seeing millions in savings while receiving the latest in care. “The opening of Wilmington Eye’s surgery center is going to greatly increase access to cutting-edge ophthalmic s ...

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 ...

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