Novant Health announced today a new shared services agreement with Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C. The organizations will work together in key areas including supply chain, strategic planning, and corporate resources. By combining forces, the two organizations expect to optimize the supply chain and bring value to the community.
Today, Novant Health announced it is declaring war on high blood pressure, prediabetes and obesity as part of a multi-year, system-wide community health initiative designed to create an epidemic of health and wellness. The statistics are alarming. One out of every three Americans age 20 and older has prediabetes. Additionally, one in three has hypertension and more than one-third of U.S. adults are considered obese. Serious health implications can include organ and nerve damage, loss of limbs and blindness. These three health conditions combined account for approximately $266 billion in annual U.S. medical costs and contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths per year.
Beginning in January, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will host a free, seven-week smoking cessation program certified by the American Lung Association and designed to help participants stick to their 2014 New Year’s Resolution to kick the habit.
Families with infants in the Hemby Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will have a private place of respite
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 10 to celebrate the grand opening of Tucker’s Room – the newly renovated waiting room for families with infants in the Novant Health Hemby Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). A $100,000 donation from Speedway Children’s Charities funded the renovation, as well as three isolettes for the NICU.