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Jul 15, 2019

Gov. Cooper Visits Dosher Memorial Hospital To Talk Health Care

By Cheryl L. Serra, posted Jul 15, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper came to Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport on Monday, meeting with hospital leaders, elected officials and others to seek input on ways to support rural hospitals and the communities they serve.   Cooper discussed his proposal to expand Medicaid, an issue that has become a factor in the budget standoff with state lawmakers.   During his sto ...

Jul 5, 2019

NHRMC Earns Award For Stroke Patient Care

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 5, 2019

The American Stroke Association/ American Heart Association recently gave New Hanover Regional Medical Center the association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.   “The award recognizes a commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines,& ...

Jul 5, 2019

Report Looks At Novant's Economic Impact

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 5, 2019

Winston-Salem-based Novant Health, which has a presence in Brunswick County, generated $9 billion in economic activity statewide last year, according to a recently released report.   The health care system also generated more than 55,000 jobs and over $959 million in tax revenues in the state, concluded the report, which was commissioned by Novant Health and conduct ...

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UNCW STEAM Team Program Provides Access Point to Higher Education

Posted Jun 7, 2019
Later this month, UNCW will welcome the second cohort of students to campus as part of the 2019 STEAM Team Program. STEAM Team is a weeklong, residential summer program hosted by UNCW free of cost for underserved ninth- and tenth-grade students recruited from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. A select group of students with an expressed interest in STEAM disciplines, an exemplary academi...read entire article
Jul 1, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has submitted site plans for its property near North 23rd Street, according to city of Wilmington documents. The documents are for the hospital's plans to renovate a more than 290,000-square-foot building to use as warehouse and office space for NHRMC's Distribution Center and Emergency Medical Services, Julian March, NHRMC&nb ...

Jun 26, 2019

Closing the insurance coverage gap, increasing women’s economic security and increasing medical investments in rural areas are some steps that can be taken to improve the health and wellness of North Carolina women. That was one central message at Wednesday’s launch event in Wilmington for “Status of Women in NC: Health and Wellness Report” hoste ...

Jun 21, 2019

Area hospital and health care leaders will meet Saturday for the N.C. Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness Conference, a statewide session hosted in Wilmington, according to a news release. The conference was established following Hurricane Florence, which interrupted treatment for some cancer patients who were undergoing radiation therapy when the storm made landfa ...

Jun 7, 2019

Southeastern Nephrology Associates (SENA), which has five offices in the Wilmington area, has merged with Greenville-based Eastern Nephrology Associates (ENA), allowing the combined practice to provide more services to Eastern North Carolina, officials said Friday. The new organization will now operate as Eastern Nephrology Associates, according to a news release. ...

Jun 7, 2019

Providers Keep Close Eye On Measles Issue

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 7, 2019

With the largest measles outbreak in the U.S. in 25 years, health providers will continue to promote the need for keeping up-to-date on vaccinations.   This year through May 17, there have been 880 measles cases reported nationwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The viral disease, which was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, ...

Jun 7, 2019

NHRMC Recognized For Patient Experience

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 7, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center was recognized for its patient experience through the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, according to a news release.   “This award is an acknowledgment of the excellent care our teams provide every day,” John Gizdic, NHRMC’s president CEO, said in the release.   Healthgrades, an onlin ...

Jun 7, 2019

Novant Health Orthopedics & Spine Opens In Supply

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 7, 2019

Novant Health has opened an orthopedics and spine office at 6 Doctors Circle, Suite 5, in Supply.   The practice, which opened in May, is staffed by physicians Jordan Glaser and Ricardo Valle and provides degenerative spine condition services, orthopedic spine surgeries, spinal pain management services and sports medicine services, among other services, according to ...

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