World-Class Neurosciences Institute Brings Comprehensive Care to the Coast.

Novant Health Neurosciences Institute - New Hanover is a state-of-the-art facility home to a dedicated care team utilizing the latest technology to treat comprehensive stroke, brain, spine and neurological conditionals all in one place.  

- 108,000 square feet of dedicated neurological care

- Comprehensive Stroke Center

- Four dedicated operating rooms and two interventional suites

- Lifesaving and minimally invasive procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery to treat patients with brain tumors

Now you can get the next-level neurosciences healthcare you need without leaving the coastal region.

Better Together

View accomplishments from the first year of our partnership.

Better Together: Year 1 Report to Community

Affordability and access

We are committed to offering high-quality care that is both affordable and close to home. Partnering with us means you and your family get more.

Greater access

We’re improving access to care with more virtual care, two new Michael Jordan family clinics, and a new hospital in northern New Hanover County.

More affordable

We understand the obstacles facing patients and families and we are proud to have expanded our generous financial assistance programs to help more families in need.

Expanded pediatric care

We are bringing new pediatric specialists to the area so we can treat more complex cases and we will harness UNC Children’s telehealth capabilities to expand the services our outreach clinics offer underserved areas.

Academic excellence

Our collaboration with UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine is bringing new expertise and opportunities to New Hanover County, including more medical talent, expanded pediatric programs and advanced research and clinical trials.

Expanded medical education

UNC School of Medicine is expanding the Wilmington branch campus to 30 students, increasing the pipeline of new physicians in eastern North Carolina.

Advanced research

The partnership is expand access to clinical trials and research, including expertise on regional health conditions, outcomes and trends. Academic initiatives will include research into health equity, opioid addiction, and social determinants of health.

Community and health equity

We believe in the compassionate treatment of the whole person and all communities. That means we are committed to improving access to affordable healthcare – and good health outcomes – for everyone in southeastern North Carolina.

Community investment

We are providing more health care to those who are uninsured or underinsured, as well as sponsoring programs that improve the lives of those in the communities we serve.

Addressing needs

We are working diligently to offer new clinics and services in our most underserved areas and partnering with local leaders to ensure we address each community’s unique needs.

Diverse providers

We understand our providers and resources need to reflect our communities, so we are building multilingual and multicultural teams, especially in underserved communities.

Safety and quality

Our partnership creates access to the safest and most effective care for southeastern North Carolina. We are nationally recognized for our safety and quality, and it shows in our communities.

Our mission

Our mission is to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time. We do that first and foremost by focusing on safety and quality.

National recognition

Novant Health is nationally recognized by The Leapfrog Group, a hospital grading agency, for providing the safest healthcare in the communities we serve.


We are bringing life-saving innovations to Wilmington, including the use of artificial intelligence to detect and treat stroke earlier .

Our remarkable team

We know that remarkable care requires attracting and retaining remarkable people, so we invest heavily in our team members.

Team member support

We offer team members more opportunities for career development and education, a higher minimum wage, and competitive health and wellness benefits.

Partnering with physicians

We employ physicians as leaders in all areas of our organization and partner with both employed and independent providers to ensure you receive the best care available.

Diversity and inclusion

In 2021, Forbes Magazine named Novant Health one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for the fourth year in a row.

Technology and innovation

Novant Health is harnessing the power of consumer analytics and insights, artificial intelligence and new technologies to improve every aspect of the patient experience from prevention, treatment and recovery to convenience and affordability.

Next-level care

We have pioneered the use of artificial intelligence to detect strokes earlier and greatly increase our patients’ chances of recovery.

Virtual care

We will expand access to care with virtual care, such as video visits, home care devices and access to your health record from anywhere.


We are engaging patients in our innovation process to ensure you are always at the center of all the decisions we make.