Hearing and Votes on Partnership Scheduled Week of September 28

September 25, 2020

Next week will be a pivotal week for NHRMC’s proposed partnership with Novant Health. There are four important meetings scheduled:


Monday, Sept. 28, 5:00 pm

Public Hearing
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse, 24 North Third Street, in Room 301.  You can attend to speak or submit comments to [email protected]. Comments must be submitted by 6pm on Sunday.  You can also join some supporters who are planning to be outside in their NHRMC shirts with “Better Together” signs, starting at 4pm.

You can watch the hearing on the county’s Facebook pageNHCTV.com, and on NHCTV’s cable stations: Spectrum channel 13 and Charter channel 5. The meeting will also be available for replay on the county’s website under “Special Meetings” after the hearing.

Tuesday, September 29, 5:30 pm
Partnership Advisory Group’s 18th and Final Meeting

The citizen-led Partnership Advisory Group, formed to make a recommendation on whether NHRMC should change its structure or enter a partnership, will hold its last meeting at UNCW’s Burney Center.  The group will discuss the Asset Purchase Agreement and vote on whether to recommend it to the NHRMC Board of Trustees and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  The meeting will be open to the public and can also be watched virtually using this public Zoom link.

Thursday, October 1, 5:00 pm

NHRMC Board of Trustees Meeting

NHRMC’s Board of Trustees will meet to review, discuss and vote on the Asset Purchase Agreement at a special called meeting. The public is invited to attend open sessions, but with COVID-19 restrictions, seating is extremely limited. You can call in using 910-386-0001 and Access Code:  28428.

Monday, October 5, 4:00 pm

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Vote
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, at its regular meeting at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse (24 North Third Street, in Room 301)  will consider and vote on the following:

  • Asset Purchase Agreement between New Hanover County, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and Novant Health
  • Use of net proceeds (which is included in the Asset Purchase Agreement as “Exhibit C” and referred to previously as “Exhibit D” in the approved Letter of Intent)
  • Bylaws for a community endowment (the bylaws are still under review and being updated, based on Commissioner input from their September 21 board meeting)
  • The termination of the lease between the county and NHRMC (if the Asset Purchase Agreement is approved, the current lease agreement between New Hanover County and NHRMC would terminate at closing, because properties and facilities being leased would be sold by the county – making the lease no longer relevant).

The public can attend the meeting, but capacity will be limited due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines will be followed. The meeting will be available to view live on NHCTV.com and NHCTV’s cable stations: Spectrum channel 13 and Charter channel 5.