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Sep 25, 2020

NHC Commissioners Look To Vote Oct. 5 On Hospital Sale

By Vicky Janowski, posted About 7 hours ago

Update: This story has been updated with a judge's ruling on a request for a temporary restraining order to delay the vote. New Hanover County Commissioners are slated to vote Oct. 5 on a deal to sell New Hanover Regional Medical Center as well as how roughly $1.5 billion in sale proceeds to the county would be handled, officials announced Friday. Also on Friday, ...

Sep 25, 2020

Cape Fear Sports Medicine Joining EmergeOrtho

By Staff Reports, posted 8 hours ago

On Oct. 1, Cape Fear Sports Medicine, an orthopedic practice with nearly a quarter of a century of serving Wilmington, will join EmergeOrtho, according to an announcement this week. “We are excited about what this new association means for our patients,” said Dale W. Boyd Jr., MD, founder and president of Cape Fear Sports Medicine, in a news release. “ ...

Sep 23, 2020

Novant Releases Survey About NHRMC Deal

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 23, 2020

Novant Health on Wednesday released results of a survey it commissioned to ask residents what they thought about the potential deal with NHRMC.   In the survey, which SurveyUSA conducted earlier this month on Novant’s behalf, 67% of the respondents said they thought that NHRMC partnering with Novant Health and UNC School of Medicine would positively impact the ...

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Want To Be An Amazing Neighbor? Five Ways To Start (And Some Things To Avoid)

Posted Sep 15, 2020
With Americans spending more time at home than ever these days, being a good neighbor is of the utmost importance. Sure, not many people are actively trying to be bad neighbors, but if you sit down and think about it, do your daily habits exude neighborliness? Now that we're seeing a lot more of the people who live next door to us, it’s a great time to consider some ways we can all pitch...read entire article
Sep 23, 2020

Judge Weighs Temporary Delay Request On NHRMC Vote

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 23, 2020

A judge will decide whether to grant a temporary restraining order in the potential sale of the county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center.   Superior Court Judge Phyllis Gorham on Wednesday heard nearly two hours of arguments from attorneys representing NHRMC and New Hanover County and Save Our Hospital, a local group that filed a public records lawsuit Tuesd ...

Sep 22, 2020

Save Our Hospital Files Suit On NHRMC Deal

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 22, 2020

Opponents to the deal to sell New Hanover Regional Medical Center filed a lawsuit Tuesday, attempting to block a contract approval.   The Save Our Hospital group filed the complaint in New Hanover County Superior Court against New Hanover County Regional Medical Center, New Hanover County and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, requesting that public records ...

Sep 8, 2020

PPD Collaborates With Lupus Clinical Research Experts

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 8, 2020

Wilmington-based PPD, a global contract research organization, is collaborating with Lupus Therapeutics (LT), an affiliate of the Lupus Research Alliance known for its lupus clinical trials expertise, according to a news release. The collaboration is expected to expand and enhance lupus clinical research for PPD’s pharmaceutical and biotech customers, the rel ...

Sep 4, 2020

Where Will The Money Flow?

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 4, 2020

As details are being finalized on the expected contract to sell New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health, another major issue could be decid­ed next month.   Where will the money from the sale go? How will it be spent? Who will be in charge of it?   Those are the nearly $2 billion questions.   Unless things drastically change in the com ...

Sep 4, 2020

Service Offers Medical Care Flexibility

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 4, 2020

Wilmington Health is taking a step outside of the traditional provider role of treating patients and being reimbursed by insurance companies or the government for those visits.   The group this year launched a service that puts them closer to the payer end.   Wilmington Health’s Anchor Senior Care Advantage is administered by the physician group partner ...

Sep 4, 2020

NHRMC Moves To Limited Visitation

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 4, 2020

On Aug. 25, New Hanover Re­gional Medical Center eased some of its visitor restrictions that have been in place since March when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted extra precautions.   NHRMC is now allowing hospi­talized patients to have one person over the age of 18 to visit the patient between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The des­ignated person is the only permitted ...

Sep 4, 2020

Practice Launches In-office Cataract Surgery

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 4, 2020

Surgical Eye Care recently expanded its services to offer of­fice-based cataract surgery.   Surgeon Dax Hawkins performed that procedure this summer for the first time for the practice, in an in-office procedure room outfitted for advanced cataract surgery.   “We knew we had to do some­thing to help patients receive the sight restoring surgery t ...

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