The public will have a chance to hear directly from three North Carolina health systems interested in partnering with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) to advance healthcare in the region. Representatives from Atrium Health, Duke Health and Novant Health will discuss their vision for the future in public presentations next week to the Partnership Advisory Group (PAG), a citizen-led group that has been evaluating options for New Hanover Regional Medical Center for several months.
All presentations will be done virtually and will be streamed live for the public to view on NHCTV.com and NHCTV cable stations (Spectrum channel 13 and Charter channel 5) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
- Tuesday, June 9: Duke Health
- Wednesday, June 10: Novant Health
- Thursday, June 11: Atrium Health
The PAG voted unanimously on May 7 to focus further due diligence and site visits with Atrium, Duke and Novant, and brought that recommendation before the NHRMC Board of Trustees on May 11 and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on May 18. Both boards have endorsed the PAG’s recommendation.
None of the six organizations that submitted proposals will be eliminated prior to further evaluation and public input, and the proposals continue to be evaluated against the options to remain the same or restructure
Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 22 for the public to comment on all six proposals. Details will be shared early next week.
All six proposals, executive summaries, and answers to follow-up questions are available online at www.nhrmcfuture.org, along with presentations, minutes and audio recordings from the Advisory Group’s meetings. Community members can share their opinions with the Partnership Advisory Group at any time by emailing PAGcomments@nhcgov.com.