Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health was one of three major health systems competing to expand in North Carolina by securing a deal to partner with or own NHRMC. Recently, Novant Health received the answer it was hoping for: It was selected as the medical center's ideal partner.
The decision ended a nine-month process of searching for a suitor for the medical center.
Becker's Hospital Review caught up with Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health, and Pam Oliver, MD, executive vice president at Novant Health and president of Novant Health Physician Network, to discuss why Novant pursued a deal with the medical center, a timeline for the deal and what excites them the most about the partnership.
Armato spoke of cultural values, respect and partnership as positive influences on the relationship between NHRMC and Novant Health.
"Novant is confident that New Hanover Regional is a jewel and it can serve as a flagship at the core of a regional care network, and really become a hub for medication research and innovation," he said.
Read the complete interview here.