Laurie Whalin, who has served as president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center for the past year, has been named chief operating officer of Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center and president of Novant Health Scotts Hill Medical Center. In this role, Whalin will continue to oversee professional support services for the Coastal region, as well as the oncology and neurology service lines.
As Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center continues to expand services in the Coastal region, providing remarkable care to our community is a top priority. Whalin will lead overall operations while ensuring organizational integrity, the provision of high-quality, efficient operations, financial results and the implementation of the strategic plan that aligns with the mission and vision of the organization. Whalin will officially assume her new title Feb. 13.
The medical center is one of the major projects in the Novant Health Coastal region strategic plan, which aims to bring more accessible care to our communities’ residents. Design for the new hospital is underway, and construction is expected to be completed in 2024.
Prior to her role at Brunswick Medical Center, Whalin was vice president of clinical services at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. In that role, she oversaw pharmacy, radiology, laboratories, respiratory care, oncology, neurosciences, case management, rehabilitation services, centralized nursing and patient flow operations.
Whalin and Shelbourn Stevens, Novant Health senior vice president and president of Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Coastal region, will continue to lead Brunswick Medical Center while recruitment is underway for Whalin’s successor.