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Jul 22, 2021

Area Could Receive Millions From Opioids Settlement

By Scott Nunn, posted Jul 22, 2021

Careful to declare that “no amount of money will ever be enough,” N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein announced this week that North Carolina had signed onto a $26 billion nationwide agreement that would settle lawsuits against several producers and distributors of opioids.   When finalized, North Carolina could receive as much as $750 million, money that w ...

Jul 19, 2021

Cape Fear Rehabilitation Services Joins EmergeOrtho

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 19, 2021

Cape Fear Rehabilitation Services, a physical therapy and athletic training practice in Wilmington, recently became part of EmergeOrtho, the largest physician-owned practice in the state, according to an announcement Monday. Linda Bennett and Dan Duffy will continue to see new and existing patients in EmergeOrtho’s Seagate building, 6019 Oleander Drive, Suite 101, ...

Jul 7, 2021

Novant Health is seeking property donations from the city of Wilmington and New Hanover County for two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinics, officials said Wednesday. The city of Wilmington will consider donating land for one of the two sites chosen by Novant Health for the clinics, which are being funded by a $10 million gift from Wilmingt ...

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Posted May 26, 2021
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Jul 2, 2021

Novant On Transparent Pricing Mandate

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Jul 2, 2021

On Jan. 1, hospitals across North Carolina and the rest of the country began adapting to a new federal pricing transparency rule designed to provide the public with a clearer picture of what they might end up paying for their medical care.   The rule, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), requires all U.S. hospitals to install on their website a ...

Jun 29, 2021

Pending national settlements of multistate lawsuits involving drug manufacturers and distributors accused of fueling the opioids crisis will provide New Hanover County with $19 million-$20 million and the city of Wilmington $850,000, to be used in the ongoing fight to tame the epidemic.   The figures, subject to change, are based on estimates provided by the county ...

Jun 4, 2021

Hospice Renames Its Wilmington Garden

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 4, 2021

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare recently held a dedication ceremony to formally name its Wilmington garden the John T. Dees, M.D. and Mrs. Jenny Dees Heritage Garden.   “Our garden is one with a purpose,” Gwen Whitely, the hospice group’s president and CEO, said in a news release. “Although the garden certainly is a place of beauty and offers comfor ...

Jun 4, 2021

Leapfrog Group Awards Area Hospital Safety Scores

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 4, 2021

The Leapfrog Group recently gave Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center an A letter grade in its spring hospital safety grades. New Hanover Regional Medical Center received a B grade in the same report.   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 ...

Jun 4, 2021

NHRMC Forming Community Advisory Group

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 4, 2021

As part of its acquisition by Novant Health, NHRMC is putting together an advisory council made up of community members from the tri-county area.   The Coastal Region Community Engagement Advisory Council is expected to have 25-30 members. The group will have individuals from the community as well as leaders from New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Novant Health Br ...

May 26, 2021

PPD Opens Clinical Research Lab In Suzhou, China

By Johanna Cano, posted May 26, 2021

Wilmington-based PPD has opened a clinical research laboratory in Suzhou, China, aimed at supporting global and China-based pharmaceutical and biotech companies managing China research studies, according to a press release. The 67,000-square-foot multipurpose lab facility will offer bioanalytical, biomarker and vaccine laboratory services that support trials in all phas ...

May 7, 2021

Vaccination 'passports' Come Into Focus

By Neil Cotiaux, posted May 7, 2021

CastleBranch, the Wilmington-based consumer reporting agency, touts its status as “one of the first companies in the world” to issue a COVID-19 vaccination ID card.   The digital pass, which provides proof of vaccination to third parties, allows someone to enter a business, school, concert, sporting event or other site that may require such certification ...

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