Accreditations & Certifications

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has received accreditations and national recognitions for its efforts to consistently provide the safest and highest level of quality care to our patients.

DNV Hospital Accreditation

DNV Accreditation LogoNew Hanover Regional Medical Center is nationally accredited by DNV GL Healthcare. DNV accreditation recognizes NHRMC's continuous commitment and dedication to providing excellent patient care.  


New Hanover Regional Medical Center AirLink/VitaLink has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence. 

Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital

New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital has received the North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation from the N.C. Division of Public Health. The women’s and children’s hospital received the highest designation of 5 stars for implementing policies and practices that support a breastfeeding-friendly environment for patients. The designation is based on the World Health Organization’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

The American College of Cardiology has recognized New Hanover Regional Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to a cardiac catheterization lab for care. NHRMC was awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who come to the cardiac cath lab.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The AACVPR certification recognizes programs that meet the organization's rigorous review process and standards for care.

Clinical Pastoral Education

New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program is one of 250 Association for Clinical Pastoral Education accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Centers in the nation. NHRMC's CPE Program has been accredited by the ACPE, Inc., since 1991.

Echocardiography Laboratory

Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.  The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Echo Lab is accredited for adult transthoracic, adult stress, and adult transesophageal tests.  The NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital Echo Lab is accredited for adult transthoracic, and adult stress tests.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 3 epilepsy center. Level 3 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Learn more about the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education Programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Family Medicine at NHRMC are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

NHRMC Outpatient Diabetes Program

NHRMC’s outpatient diabetes education program has been re-accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. The four-year re-accreditation is a recognition of the quality of NHRMC’s diabetes education program and affirms it complies with national standards.

NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which requires certified organizations to meet consumer-focused, national standards of performance.

NHRMC Stroke Center

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has received certification from DNV GL - Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center - the only one in North Carolina - reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. The DNV GL - Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. 

Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Medicine departments at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Medical Mall are accredited by the American College of Radiology.  The network has two of only seven ACR accredited nuclear medicine facilities in North Carolina.

Pediatric/Adult Sleep Lab

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Pediatric/Adult Sleep Lab in Wilmington recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). NHRMC Sleep Lab provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment for sleep disorders.

Radiation Oncology

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Radiation Oncology has successfully met the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) for a four-year accreditation.