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John “Jack” M. Carpenter, chairman of the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Board of Trustees, has received the North Carolina Hospital Association’s Trustee Service Award for 2015.

North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) is a statewide trade association representing hospitals and health systems, according to a news release from Novant Health. The association promotes improved delivery of quality and affordable healthcare in North Carolina through leadership, advocacy, information and education. The Trustee Service Award recognizes trustees who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to their hospitals or hospital systems and to the communities they serve.

Carpenter was one of three Novant Health board members honored at NCHA’s annual Trustee Institute in Charlotte. Nine board members honored from hospitals across the state.

“We see our board members’ commitment to their communities daily,” said Shelbourn Stevens, president of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. “We are proud to see Jack’s service recognized by the North Carolina Hospital Association. He goes above and beyond to serve our community.”

Carpenter, a retired executive of Lucent Technologies, has served on the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center board of trustees since 2006 and has been chairman since 2011. Since Carpenter has been on the board, Novant Health has significantly improved healthcare quality scores, added medical services, hired more than 75 new staff members, recruited dozens of doctors and built the new $107 million medical center, which tripled the size of its predecessor, according to the news release.

The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,500 physicians and 26,000 employees at nearly 500 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for patients and communities, serving more than 4 million patients annually.

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