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Feb 15, 2021

Michael Jordan Gives $10M To Develop Two New Hanover Medical Clinics

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 15, 2021

Pro basketball star and Wilmington native Michael Jordan has made a $10 million gift to the Novant Health Foundation to open two medical clinics in New Hanover County, according to a news release Monday. The two new clinics are slated to open in early 2022, Novant Health officials said in the release. “I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to ...

Feb 10, 2021

The recent sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center has ushered in another change. Novant Health, purchaser of NHRMC, has named John Gizdic as executive vice president and chief business development officer, according to a news release Wednesday. Gizdic previously was president and CEO of NHRMC. In his Novant role, Gizdic will oversee the develop ...

Feb 8, 2021

New Endowment Taking Board Applications To Diversify

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 8, 2021

The New Hanover Community Endowment board is taking applications for two additional members, whose spots were added through negotiations with the state attorney general to reflect a diverse membership.   The new endowment board is responsible for managing about $1.25 billion from proceeds of the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health. The sale ...

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The Business Case For Medicaid Expansion – 3 Reasons Business Leaders Should Support Medicaid Expansion

Posted Feb 15, 2021
Medicaid Expansion has been a political football for the past decade. Despite the controversy and political partisanship, there’s one thing that we know for certain from this decade of experience (and myriad of studies): Medicaid Expansion is good for business.
 
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Feb 5, 2021

Post-sale, Changes Underway At NHRMC

By Neil Cotiaux and Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 5, 2021

With a historic transfer of ownership Feb.1, New Hanover Regional Medical Center ended nearly 53 years as a county-owned hospital and became part of Winston-Salem-based Novant Health.   Signs and banners on the NHRMC campus marked Day One of the union of the two hospital systems, but no large-scale event was held in keeping with pandemic-related restrictions. NHRMC ...

Feb 3, 2021

Novant Health, Walgreens Partner On Retail Clinics

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 3, 2021

Novant Health providers will start to see patients at several Walgreens locations across the state, including at one local store, officials said Wednesday.   The health system announced the opening of three Novant Health Express health clinics – one in Winston-Salem where Novant is based, one in Charlotte and one in Leland.   “Novant Health is exc ...

Feb 1, 2021

NHRMC Closes Sale To Novant Health

By Neil Cotiaux and Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 1, 2021

With a historic transfer of ownership Monday, New Hanover Regional Medical Center ended nearly 53 years as a county-owned hospital and became part of Winston-Salem-based Novant Health.   Signs and banners on the NHRMC campus marked Day One of the union of the two hospital systems but no large-scale event was held, in keeping with pandemic-related restrictions. NHRMC ...

Jan 21, 2021

AG Clears Novant Purchase Of NHRMC

By Neil Cotiaux and Vicky Janowski, posted Jan 21, 2021

The state attorney general has cleared the deal to sell New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health, officials announced Thursday. The decision paves the way for the sale to close Feb. 1, transferring ownership to Novant, a not-for-profit health system based in Winston-Salem. N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein said he will not block Novant’s purchase of ...

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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