Donors Support Expansion of NHRMC Emergency Department

May 31, 2016
WILMINGTON, NC – The generosity of donors to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation will allow NHRMC’s expanded Emergency Department to offer waiting areas that are more spacious, comfortable and child friendly.

Donations made by Bill and Debbie Rudisill, Steve and Margaret Diab, and Rodgers Builders Inc. have all contributed to NHRMC and its mission to enhance patient experience at southeastern North Carolina’s busiest emergency department.

The medical center is renovating and doubling the size of its Emergency Department to offer more convenience, privacy and comfort than ever before.

The main reception area will be named in honor of a generous donation made by Bill and Debbie Rudisill. The new, expanded reception area will offer more room for families and guests, while facilitating efficiency, communication and security. The space will feature natural light and include access to televisions, WiFi, and a separate children’s area.

“It is with excitement and pleasure that Debbie and I have chosen to make a charitable gift to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Emergency Department,” said Bill Rudisill, Chairman of the NHRMC Foundation Board of Directors. “The completion of this expansion project will have a large impact when it comes to handling the 100,000 patients that NHRMC is currently serving each year. It is our hope that others in our community will step forward with a gift that allows our hospital to continuously provide excellence in medical care for our region.”

Steve and Margaret Diab have also designated a gift to the expansion project. Diab, a current member of the NHRMC Foundation Board of Directors, has chosen to make a gift in memory of George Diab, Steve’s father and a former NHRMC Board Trustee.

Also, thanks to the generosity of Rodgers Builders Inc., six pediatric rooms in the facility will be equipped with new, child-friendly gaming systems. These systems are intended for children to focus their attention on an engaging distraction to help them cope with pain or fears of hospitalization.

“We are thankful for the individuals who see value in this transformation and the impact it will make on our patients and families in an emergent setting,” said NHRMC Foundation Vice President of Development and Executive Director Schorr Davis. “The physical plan and clinical approach combine elements that are aimed at efficiency in the delivery of care, while reducing patient and family anxiety. These gifts are a testament to how important this is to serving our community and our region.”

In addition to the major gifts, members of the community and employees of NHRMC have made donations to support the service line. The NHRMC Foundation’s 2015 Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament raised funds that will now be used towards the renovation.

For more information about New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation, visit or call 910.667.5002.