Pender Memorial, Orthopedic Hospital Openings

September 26, 2018
PMH team returns CL

The openings of Pender Memorial Hospital and NHRMC Orthopedic are the most recent steps to full operations for New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Pender Memorial Hospital

Pender Memorial, including its Emergency Department, reopened on Tuesday, Sept. 25. 

Ruth at PenderFor the safety of the community, patients and staff, Pender Memorial Hospital was closed starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence. 

NHRMC’s Emergency Department on South 17th Street in Wilmington has remained open to patients. NHRMC also worked with our affiliate Atrium Health to bring Med 1, a fully operational mobile hospital, to Burgaw to provide residents access to care until Pender Memorial could safely reopen. 

PMH President Ruth Glaser, Medical Director Dr. Heather Davis, Chief Nurse Executive Cindy Faulkner, and members of the PMH team have been on site with MED-1 providing support and seeing patients there. PMH also provided them with supplies, including blood, to keep serving the residents in the community.

“We are excited to be open for business and look forward to seeing patients,” Glaser said. “We are grateful to the MED-1 team for partnering with us to continue offering hospital care to the community in the wake of this serious storm.”

MED-1 is scheduled to depart Burgaw on Wednesday.

Orthopedic Hospital

NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital will open for outpatient services on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Ortho Emergency Department will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday and the hospital will be fully operational next Monday.

The Orthopedic Hospital Cafeteria is closed through October 5. Patient food will be in place with limited menu October 1-8. Food trucks will be brought to Orthopedic Hospital each day from October 1-5.

(Pictured: Pender Memorial Hospital President Ruth Glaser says PMH is ready to reopen.)