A Partnership for Health

by Feb 1, 2021Business, Health, North Brunswick

Novant Health and New Hanover Regional Medical Center celebrate the beginning of a partnership that will benefit healthcare in southeastern North Carolina.

On February 1, 2021, Novant Health and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) are celebrating the beginning of their partnership. The two North Carolina not-for-profit health systems have come together after more than a year of public evaluation of how NHRMC could best meet the needs of the growing region. The sale of NHRMC from New Hanover County to Novant Health opens new opportunities for collaboration and growth as well as additional medical education and clinical capabilities through an expansion of NHRMC’s relationship with UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine.

Partnership NHRMC Novant

It’s a Remarkable New Day

“We are excited to expand the Novant Health family to include New Hanover Regional Medical Center,” says Carl S. Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “Throughout this process, Novant Health has been confident in the tremendous benefits this partnership would bring to the community: leading-edge, high-quality care closer to home, availability of care to underserved communities and lower healthcare costs. Looking forward, we are eager to hit the ground running and work with the local board and leadership team to identify our first steps to continue improving the health of those in New Hanover and surrounding communities.”

John Gizdic, president and CEO of NHRMC, says he looks forward to a remarkable future of healthcare in southeastern North Carolina because of the partnership.

“Some years from now, I know we will look back on today and appreciate how joining Novant Health launched greater opportunities to meet our growing region’s needs,” Gizdic says. “Together, we will improve the health of our community by continuing and strengthening our focus on quality patient care and access for all.”

A partnership between Novant Health and NHRMC will improve the health of the community with more:

*Access to affordable healthcare and generous financial assistance programs for families in need
*Clinics, hospitals and advanced equipment to meet the region’s needs
*Support for the behavioral health crisis, including opioid management, substance use treatment and whole-family resources
*Jobs that will boost the local economy and support for maintaining current leadership and team members
*Innovative treatments and technology advancements to deliver specialized care faster and locally
*Support for the local physician group and independent physicians so they can deliver even higher quality care to the region

In addition, the partnership with UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine will:

*Enhance and expand the Wilmington branch campus of the UNC School of Medicine
*Extend and establish the clinical research of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to Wilmington
*Enhance local pediatric care

NHRMC Novant Partnership

Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,300 physicians and more than 36,000 employees that provide care at more than 700 locations, including 16 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2020 Novant Health was the only healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list. Diversity MBA Magazine has also ranked Novant Health third on its 2019 list of Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work. Novant Health provided more than $993.2 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services, in 2019.

For more information on Novant Health’s partnership with NHRMC, visit NovantHealth.org/NHRMC.