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Jan 25, 2023

Novant NHRMC Unveils Its Neurosciences Institute

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 25, 2023

Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Wednesday opened a 108-bed facility that health system officials said would expand access to advanced stroke, brain and spine care locally.   The Novant Health Neurosciences Institute-New Hanover is slated to fully open Feb. 1. It is located at Novant Health NHRMC’s campus on 17th Street.  ...

Jan 6, 2023

Gyms Pick Up On Strength Trend

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 6, 2023

The 1977 film Pumping Iron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and documenting the golden era of bodybuilding, features all the hallmarks of what many think of when it comes to weight training: men in cut-off shirts, sweating and grunting amongst a cacophony of clanking metal.    While the spirit of bodybuilding is still very much alive, those in the local fitness ...

Dec 16, 2022

TOP STORY OF THE YEAR: A Challenging Year For Novant NHRMC

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 16, 2022

Health care providers faced some of the same challenges as other sectors of the economy in 2022, including hiring struggles. Locally, Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington was the subject of patient complaints during the summer, in some cases centered around wait times and service availability. In July, the federal Centers for Medicare & Me ...

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Posted Sep 15, 2022



The storm has passed and a repeat of the 2021 capacity crunch is unlikely. As tender volumes hold steady between 2019 and 2021 levels, the industry is adjusting to some residual "kinks" that need to be ironed out.

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Dec 13, 2022

A registered nurse and nurse educator is heping to forge a new path for students pursuing a health care career with the opening of a new training facility this week, according to a news release. Led by Suprena Hickman, Sankofa Training & Wellness Institute will officially open its doors at 11:30 a.m. Thursday during a ribbon-cutting on the sixth floor ...

Nov 18, 2022

Alcami To Be Acquired By Pair Of Private Equity Firms

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 18, 2022

Locally headquartered Alcami Corp. will likely soon be under new ownership.  Pending government approval, Global Healthcare Opportunities (GHO Capital Partners) and The Vistria Group will acquire a controlling interest in the contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Patrick Walsh, Alcami ...

Nov 17, 2022

Tears intermingled with smiles at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center during a Nov. 15 event to celebrate the county’s Older Adult Dental Program. For some patients of the free program, the ability to flash a smile in front of cameras isn’t something they take for granted after years of hiding their teeth. Robyn Gantt held the hand of dentist Rober ...

Nov 4, 2022

Providers Increase Use Of Robotic-assisted Surgeries

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Nov 4, 2022

The use of robotics in medicine is transforming how surgeries are performed and improving patient care and outcomes. At the same time, the technology is increasing operational efficiencies.    Locally, Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center was recently named a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, and Wilmington Health became the first to perform ...

Oct 21, 2022

What Makes A Hero?

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 21, 2022

That was the question facing a panel of judges, which had the task of wading through stacks of nominations for this year’s awards from the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. The challenges in health care are significant, from the pandemic to workforce shortages.   So in deliberating this year, the judges focused on some fundamental questions for the nominees ...

Oct 21, 2022

Health Care Heroes: Community Achievement

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 21, 2022

Honors an individual or team who successfully implemented a program addressing a problem in health care administration, delivery or community outreach. KELLY EZZELL Title: Child medical evaluation provider  Organization: The Carousel Center What the nominator said: “Kelly Ezzell is the epitome of a child and family advocate. She is the ...

Oct 21, 2022

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Executive

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 21, 2022

Honors an individual whose job performance is considered exemplary by people within their organizations, peers and community members. DAISY DEWEESE-GATT  Title: Senior vice president clinical delivery Organization: ICON  What the nominator said: “Daisy serves as a Senior VP at the executive level of a large Clinical Research Organ ...

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