Novant Health’s rebranding of NHRMC assets continues, with the latest covering new looks for the local health system’s ambulances.
The first of more than 50 ambulances have been repainted to reflect New Hanover Regional Medical Center joining Novant Health.
The sale of NHRMC to Winston- Salem-based Novant closed in February 2021, and officials have slowly rolled out new signage, logos and branding to reflect the change – including the switch to the name Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center earlier this year at the one-year anniversary of the sale.
The rebranded ambulances also now include the phrase Mobile Integrated Health, reflecting the growth in services provided by those teams in EMS and AirLink/VitaLink, officials said.
“Mobile Integrated Health provides a robust community paramedics program, which offers care to eligible patients after they are discharged from the hospital. Community paramedics build relationships with patients with a new diagnosis or ongoing health challenges and ensure at-home access to care and resources to support their recovery and avoid preventable return trips to the hospital,” a news release stated.
Mobile Integrated Health teams in Novant Health’s coastal region, which also includes Brunswick County, travel more than 2 million miles and respond to over 75,000 requests for service each year. AirLink helicopters are stationed in Brunswick, Columbus and Onslow counties. The teams are staffed by a pilot, critical care registered nurse and a critical care paramedic, officials said.