Health Care

Jun 2, 2023

Providers Turn To AI To Improve Scans

By Vicky Janowski, posted About 2 hours ago

With deep-learning algorithms and AI, health providers are starting to use a newer technology with their MRI scans on patients. Wilmington Health Radiology has begun using a tool intended to help radiologists get sharper images. The practice’s MRI scanner now is using AIR Recon DL software to improve image resolution and clarity without increasing scan time. &l ...

Jun 2, 2023

Dosher Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant

By Staff Reports, posted About 2 hours ago

Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a grant to help make it easier for hospital employees to keep up with training and certifications. The $50,000 grant is from the N.C. Healthcare Foundation and the Rural Hospital Leadership and Workforce Development Selection Committee. The money will go toward the hospital’s Workforce Courses for the Continuum ...

May 30, 2023

Dosher Hospital Foundation Announces Endowment

By Jenny Callison, posted May 30, 2023

Thirteen years after it was established, the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation is ready to take a big step into the future. Foundation officials announced Tuesday they are setting up an endowment investment fund to support the Southport-based hospital, now in its 10th decade of service.   “The Dosher Foundation’s Endowment Fund will provide an opportun ...

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The Luncheon for Literacy: More than a Meal

Posted May 4, 2022

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the Cape Fear Literacy Council will celebrate the return of our signature event and fundraiser, the annual Luncheon for Literacy, after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many aspects of post-pandemic living, a few things are different. This year we will entire article

May 25, 2023

Additional $75M Released From Sale Of NHRMC

By Jenny Callison, posted May 25, 2023

Area nonprofits could reap the benefits of just-released additional funds from the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), according to an announcement from New Hanover County on Thursday. That additional $75 million has been distributed equally between the New Hanover Community Endowment and the NHRMC Foundation, as outlined in the asset purchase agreement ...

May 22, 2023

A new program starting in June 2024 will train psychiatric residents in southeastern North Carolina, treating both civilian and military patients.   The initiative, in which Novant Health will work with UNC Health, UNC School of Medicine and Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, will create a new psychiatric residency program and increase the number of much-needed ment ...

May 18, 2023

McKinley Building Corp. has completed a landmark project that will enable a locally grown company to expand both in size and scope.   Earlier this week, McKinley officials announced the completion of a new industrial building for Quality Chemical Laboratories (QCL), a contract chemistry services company. The 110,000-square-foot facility is located near QCL’s e ...

May 5, 2023

Dosher Memorial Starts Facility Plan

By Staff Reports, posted May 5, 2023

Dosher Memorial Hospital officials announced that they are entering Phase 1 of the hospital’s seven-year master facility plan.  According to a news release, Phase 1 will take about three years to complete and will include the following renovations and expansions to the hospital and medical clinics: Expansion of current Central Sterile space and installing ...

May 5, 2023

Healing Place Sets Tours, Shares Latest Statistics

By Staff Reports, posted May 5, 2023

Officials are inviting the public to an open house and tours this month at The Healing Place of New Hanover County (THPNC), a long-term recovery facility operated by Trillium Health Resources. The events take place from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 and participants can register at In April, officials provided ...

May 3, 2023

A Wilmington-based biotechnology startup has received a major grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health.   OpiAID, whose mission is to improve the lives and recovery of people with opioid use disorder (OUD), has announced receipt of a $2.8 million Fast Track grant. The funds will be used to study the biom ...

Apr 26, 2023

Lab Monitoring Developer Is Finalist For $50K Startup Grant

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 26, 2023

A Wilmington startup is among the 12 finalists for SEED grants from NC IDEA, the organization announced this week.   Boreas Monitoring Systems, the only area finalist, will now compete for one of six $50,000 grants, which NC IDEA will announce in mid-May. Those grants are “intended to support business activities that validate target markets, reduce the risk as ...

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