New Hanover Regional Medical Center finishes $25 million Emergency Department renovation, expansion

The new look Emergency Department at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is complete. (Port City Daily Photo/Courtesy- CLAIRE PARKER)

WILMINGTON — New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) marked the completion of a two-year renovation to its main campus Emergency Department on Tuesday during a dedication ceremony for staff and employees. “Our expansion and renovation offers patients more privacy, comfort and efficiency than ever before,” Christy Spivey, NHRMC administrator of emergency services, said. “In our […]

How do area counties match up with rest of North Carolina in annual health rankings?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Dr. Joseph Pino shared thoughts on the rankings. Photo courtesy- NHRMC.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – A new survey released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows New Hanover County moved up three spots from the year prior. It’s now at No. 11 among North Carolina’s 100 counties in the group’s annual county health rankings. Published online at, the rankings help counties understand what influences how […]

More than baseball: ACCESS of Wilmington offering takes aim at helping disabled veterans

The Miracle League field in Ogden, which is usually open to baseball players of all abilities, will be the site of Cameron Arts Museum's next Kids @ CAM event. Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON – With excitement building toward opening day, marking the eighth season of providing children and adults with disabilities a chance to enjoy the tradition of baseball through the Miracle Field, ACCESS of Wilmington is hitting its stride. Providing over 150 players an opportunity to play America’s pastime with the hard work of many dedicated […]

‘Light, light, light’: Zimmer Cancer Center gives patients what they asked for

"This is a difficult time for every patient here, so everything about this centers around the patient. It’s all about the patient.”

Zimmer Cancer Center (1024x683)

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Zimmer Cancer Center’s $14 million renovation and expansion will hit a major milestone on Monday, Feb. 13. That’s the day the Zimmer Cancer Center will open to patients with 37 infusion chairs. The opening, on the center’s second floor, marks the completion of the first phase of the renovation […]

With more cases of the flu being reported, New Hanover Regional Medical Center clamps down on visitors

The hospital suggest that those with flu symptoms consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients, rather than visiting.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center. File photo.

WILMINGTON — New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Monday announced a series of restrictions on visitors as more cases of the flu are reported throughout the region. The restrictions, according to a press release, are meant to limit the spread of the flu in hospital facilities. Those with flu symptoms are asked not to visit […]

3-D mammograms at NHRMC offer better detection, fewer return visits


WILMINGTON — Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, with 231,840 news cases diagnosed in 2015 (according to the American Cancer Society). The best defense is detection, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has recently upgraded its mammography equipment to provide better diagnosis for its patients. “It’s a wonderful thing we’re […]

Have you been screened for this ‘silent killer?’


WILMINGTON — It is called a “silent killer,” because it does not present many warning signs and can cause fatal, uncontrolled bleeding. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), is the swelling of the aorta – the largest artery in the body – beneath the heart. This causes damage to the blood vessel’s walls. The force of blood, […]

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