Novant Health and the Brunswick Country Sheriff’s Department will host a free medication disposal event at the Brunswick Beacon Health Expo on Saturday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Shallotte Middle School.
Cats Care Foundation Donation to Help Provide Health Services for Nearly 1,000 Project L.I.F.T. Students
Bobcats Sports & Entertainment and its Cats Care Foundation made a $140,000 donation to
the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser earlier this afternoon at Bruns Academy in Charlotte. The Novant Health Community Care Cruiser delivers quality preventive healthcare to youth who attend Charlotte’s nine Project L.I.F.T schools in underserved communities across the Charlotte area. The donation was raised through the Cats Care Foundation’s annual “My Hero Gala,” which took place on October 26, 2013.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery renews Presbyterian Medical Center’s accreditation
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE) for the third time since first receiving the designation in 2007. This renewed accreditation, granted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), acknowledges Novant Health’s commitment to providing high-quality and safe care for bariatric surgery patients that exceeds clinical benchmarks and guidelines.
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.