Health Care

Jul 1, 2022

Rural Medicine In Demand

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 1, 2022

Although she’s a nurse practitioner who specializes in prenatal care, Ashley Batts often has patients with numerous needs.   It’s all part of being a health care provider in a rural county.   “You just never know what’s going to walk in the door. You have patients who haven’t been seen by a doctor for years who come in,” sa ...

Jul 1, 2022

Novant Health and MedNorth Health Center are advancing plans to expand the services they provide to individuals and families in some of Wilmington’s poorest neighborhoods.   With the announcement that Novant will build a new Michael Jordan-funded community clinic at Princess Place Drive and North 30th Street following earlier plans for one at Greenfield and 15 ...

Jul 1, 2022

Dosher Expands Robotic-arm Assisted Surgery

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 1, 2022

Dosher Memorial Hospital recently added Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip replacement procedures.   The Southport hospital launched its robotics program early last year with Mako partial and total knee procedures.   “To date, the surgical team at Dosher has performed over 250 knee replacements using Mako technology,” Dosher Presi ...

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Robert Parker
Cape Fear Solar Systems

Can an HOA Deny Solar Panels?

Posted Jun 16, 2022
The simple answer is “yes,” but it’s truly more complicated because there are a lot of factors that go into a Homeowners Association (HOA) being allowed to legally deny a residential solar system. There’s a lot of history behind what is considered acceptable or legal to deny a residential solar design.

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Jun 17, 2022

Local EmergeOrtho Practice Changes Name

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 17, 2022

EmergeOrtho Wilmington is now EmergeOrtho Coastal Region, a name change that aims to better reflect the community the medical provider serves, according to a press release. “It recognizes that our care extends well beyond the city of Wilmington and New Hanover County, and into Brunswick, Onslow and Pender counties,” said Shawn Hocker, president of EmergeOrth ...

Jun 3, 2022

Medical Facilities Underway In Region

By Vicky Janowski and Cece Nunn, posted Jun 3, 2022

Plans for a couple of medical building projects are progressing in the area.   Wilmington Health is readying to open its first Ambulatory Surgery Center this month. Meanwhile, construction continues on medical offices in Brunswick County for Novant Health.   A grand opening for Wilmington Health’s 20,000-square-foot facility at 1305 Glen Meade Road is s ...

Jun 3, 2022

Counties Get National Public Health Nods

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 3, 2022

The National Association of Counties recently recognized Brunswick County Health Services with an achievement award for the county’s COVID vaccine initiative.   “The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents,” according to a news release from Brunswick County officials.   The recogni ...

Jun 3, 2022

Novant's Local Mobile Teams Rebrand

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 3, 2022

Novant Health’s rebranding of NHRMC assets continues, with the latest covering new looks for the local health system’s ambulances.   The first of more than 50 ambulances have been repainted to reflect New Hanover Regional Medical Center joining Novant Health.   The sale of NHRMC to Winston- Salem-based Novant closed in February 2021, and officials ...

May 18, 2022

Quality Chemical Laboratories is hoping to wrap up construction of its 110,000-square-foot expansion by early next year.  The expansion – the firm’s second in recent years – will provide a space for the firm’s sister company, Pyramid Pharmaceutical Co. LLC, to manufacture pharmaceutical products.  Quality Chemical Laborator ...

May 6, 2022

Novant Health Launches Innovation Unit

By Neil Cotiaux, posted May 6, 2022

Novant Health, the parent company of Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, has established a new business division that will serve as an incubator for ways to enhance clinical care for its patients, streamline daily operations, and pioneer technological advancements that will help staff do their jobs even better.   The new division, called Novant Health ...

May 4, 2022

Wilmington-based Pharmaceutical Firms Reveal Growth Steps

By Staff Reports, posted May 4, 2022

Two separate Wilmington-based pharmaceutical companies shared announcements this week.  Catalyst Clinical Research, a provider of clinical research services, has acquired U.K.-based Aptus Clinical, achieving its goal of expanding in Europe, according to a press release Wednesday. “Together, the two entities will become one multi-region clinical research or ...

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