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Jan 7, 2022

Providers Vie To Offer State-limited Services

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 7, 2022

For health care providers, adding a major piece of equipment or expanding services can come with a hefty price tag. Most large providers – including those in Wilmington – can afford, for example, an MRI system, which, according to the medical-equipment company Excedr, costs about $1.2 million. High-end systems are close to $3 million.   But just because ...

Jan 7, 2022

Dosher Foundation Raised Over $730,000 Last Year

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 7, 2022

Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation received more than $730,000 in donations, grants, endowments and fundraising during the hospital’s past fiscal year, according to a news release.   The funds were used to purchase equipment, services, and support programs benefitting the hospital and its patients. Foundation purchases included: Emergency room EKG machine ...

Jan 7, 2022

Health Board To Discuss Face Coverings Again

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 7, 2022

Citing an increase in COVID-19 cases in late December before the holidays, New Hanover County’s health board said it would again discuss indoor face coverings rules.   The Health and Human Services Board is slated to revisit the question of an indoor mask mandate for the county on Jan. 18.   A public hearing about the topic is scheduled for that meeting ...

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Dec 17, 2021

PPD Sign Down, Thermo Fisher Name Up 

By Johanna F. Still, posted Dec 17, 2021

Less than two weeks post-close, Thermo Fisher ordered the removal of the three large, purple letters from the top of PPD’s 12-story Wilmington headquarters, after being affixed to the building since its 2007 opening.   The global science giant is wasting no time rebranding – externally at least – as a temporary Thermo ...

Dec 17, 2021

TOP STORIES: Novant Becomes NHRMC's Owner

By Vicky Janowski, posted Dec 17, 2021

The sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health was finalized early in the year, and the health systems spent the next several months integrating with the ownership change.   Formerly a county-owned hospital before the sale, NHRMC and county officials navigate the system’s future the year before, weighing proposals from prospective and ultimat ...

Dec 16, 2021

Alcami Buys Massachusetts Company

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 16, 2021

Alcami Corp., a Wilmington-based company, announced this week it has acquired another pharma firm. Itself a pharmaceutical and biotech contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), Alcami bought Masy Systems Inc., a provider of cGMP Biostorage and pharma support services, for an undisclosed amount, according to a news release.  The a ...

Dec 8, 2021

Thermo Fisher Completes Purchase Of PPD

By Johanna F. Still, posted Dec 8, 2021

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s bid to purchase Wilmington-based PPD Inc. is complete, the company announced Wednesday morning. The companies first announced in April the definitive agreement for Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher to acquire PPD for $47.50 per share for the total cash purchase price of $17.4 billion. Thermo Fisher (NYSE: TMO) also will as ...

Dec 3, 2021

Employers Monitor Vaccine Rules

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Dec 3, 2021

With judicial review underway on the Biden administration’s vaccination mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees, leading employers in the tri-county area are waiting and wondering.   On Nov. 4, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a timetable for such companies to have their employees either get vaccinated against C ...

Dec 3, 2021

Novant Facilities Earn Leapfrog Safety Grades

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 3, 2021

The Leapfrog Group recently gave Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and New Hanover Regional Medical Center, now a part of Novant, A letter grades in its fall hospital safety grades.   The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country. The grades – from A to F – are as ...

Dec 3, 2021

WH Adds Pelvic Floor Therapist To Its Team

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 3, 2021

Wilmington Health’s Women’s Center of Excellence recently added a pelvic floor therapist to its list of specialists.   Catherine Duncan joined the Pelvic Floor and Continence Center, working with its urogynecology team to support treatment of pelvic pain, weakness and dysfunction in pelvic muscles.   Duncan graduated from East Carolina University ...

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