Achievers & Accolades

MedNorth Health Names New Board Member

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 11, 2021
Nehemie Owen
​MedNorth Health Center, a federally qualified health care center in Wilmington, has appointed Nehemie Owen to its board of directors, according to a news release.

Owen is a health care executive with more than 15 years of experience in acute care operations, best practice implementation and talent management strategies, stated the release.

"She has a unique ability to build new programs and systems from the ground up. Nehemie led the cultural transformation of an acute care hospital to achieve top decile patient experience scores and top quartile employee engagement scores," officials said in the release.

Owen is leading components of the human resources transformation for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, which recently integrated with Novant Health, stated the release.

"Nehemie exhibits strong business acumen, serves as a trusted advisor, and understands the value of building relationships with senior leaders, physicians, and multi-disciplinary teams. Her Lean thinking and strategic leadership delivers inventive solutions while influencing others to successful goal achievement," stated the release.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Owen, a board-certified health care executive, has earned the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives credential and the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.
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