Zimmer Cancer Center

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2131 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Office Phone: (910) 667-3000

A Cancer Center Focused on You

NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center, located on the main NHRMC campus, has been nationally designated as a teaching cancer program by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer – a designation awarded to just 25 percent of hospitals in the country. 

The NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center is the only comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and support of cancer patients in southeastern North Carolina. The center also houses the hospital’s cancer clinical trials program, giving local residents a chance to participate in national treatment studies.

Renovation and Growth at Zimmer


Renovation and expansion of NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center is underway and will last through fall 2017. The $14.5 million project will triple the number of infusion spaces and will give our community increased access to comfortable, convenient cancer care and support.

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All services will remain available during construction, but you will see some changes beginning Friday, April 18.

  • You will enter through a door to the left of the former entrance. It will be clearly marked "NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center."
  • You may be dropped off at the new driveway in front of this door. Drivers can park in the Zimmer lot directly in front of the entrance.
  • Staff and volunteers will greet you and help you find your way. Signs will be clearly marked to identify lobbies and treatment areas. If you need any assistance, please ask anyone wearing an NHRMC badge.  We will be happy to help you.

Services & Amenities

NHRMC has a number of services and amenities available to patients and their families.

  • Au Bon Pain
  • NHRMC Cafeteria
  • Lighthouse Café
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Emory N. Grubbs Chapel

Parking Information

Free parking is located in the lot across from the Zimmer Cancer Center. 

Getting Around NHRMC

If you need to get to other areas on the NHRMC campus, a courtesy shuttle operated by our adult volunteers, is available to drive you to your destination. Additionally, shuttle carts are available in parking areas to take you to where you need to go on campus.


The expansion and upgrade was designed with the input of cancer patients, physicians and staff.

The new NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center design includes:

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  • Patient care areas and offices for the physicians and staff of Cape Fear Cancer Specialists - NHRMC Physician Group onsite. This group will join our teams of gynecological oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and multidisciplinary programs, such as the NHRMC Lung Program.
  • Expanded capacity of infusion stations from 15 to 48 stations, tailored to meet patients' preferences for privacy or socialization.
  • Access to diagnostics, outpatient infusion, clinical trials, treatment options, community resources and support groups -- in one location.
  • An Information and Inspiration Center to offer patients a sense of belonging and community.