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Now Together For A Remarkable New Day.


The future is bright here in southeastern North Carolina. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is now part of the Novant Health family.

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.

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More access

We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone in the communities we serve can easily access innovative treatments and technology advancements.

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More affordable

We understand the obstacles facing patients and families and we are proud to offer generous financial assistance programs for families in need.

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More support

The partnership will bolster the community with more jobs, more support for the opiod and behavioral health crisis and more support for the providers who already deliver care to the region.       

Academic excellence

Our collaboration with UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine will bring 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 will expand the Wilmington branch campus to 30 students, increasing the rural pipeline of new physicians to practice in eastern North Carolina.

More pediatric care

We will expand outreach clinics in underserved areas and also offer access to pediatric specialists for complex care, including the use of telehealth from Chapel Hill.

Advanced research

The partnership will bring more access to clinical trials, research and population health expertise. Academic initiatives will include health equity, opioid addiction and social determinants of health.

Community and health equity

We believe in the compassionate treatment of the whole person and, with that, all communities. Our partnership includes a commitment to improving health outcomes in southeastern North Carolina, with affordable access for all.

Community investment

We are committed to providing health care to those who are uninsured or underinsured, as well as to improving health in the communities we serve.

Addressing needs

We work diligently to offer clinics and services in our most underserved areas and partner 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, which is why we are committed to having multilingual and multicultural team members and support, especially in at-risk areas.

Safety and quality

Our partnership means 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

Safety and quality are the foundation of our mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.

National recognition

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


We use safety protocols to ensure we deliver the safest care environment and highest quality to our patients while using innovative technologies to deliver lifesaving treatments faster.

Pandemic readiness

Together we have plans in place to effectively handle any emergency, from natural disasters to pandemics.

Ready 24/7

We have comprehensive emergency preparedness plans for any situation and are ready to take action 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Mass vaccination

We are committed to ensuring equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Novant Health has plans to open six mass vaccination sites across the state.

Masking the vulnerable

Ensuring the communities we serve are masked has been a priority throughout the pandemic. We have distributed nearly 500,000 masks to our most at-risk and vulnerable community members.

Our remarkable team

We know that the care we offer is only as strong as our team members. We work hard to ensure unrivaled provider engagement and partnership with investment in the development and personal lives of all of our team members. This means more remarkable care for all.

Team member support

The partnership will offer team members opportunites for career development and education, as well as health and wellness benefits to keep the team caring for you at their best.

Maintaining physician relationships

We are firmly committed to maintaining existing physician relationships in Wilmington, which is key to continuing the legacy of excellent care for all.

Patient-led decision making

Together, we will work to ensure physicians are leaders at all levels in our organization so that patient care is always at the center of our strategy.

Technology and innovation

Novant Health is harnessing the power of consumer analytics and insights, new technologies and artificial intelligence to transform patient care and the healthcare experience for our communities.

Next-level care

The partnership will invest in technologies that allow us to transform healthcare - everything from making care more convenient to improving rapid response for life-threatening conditions. We will leverage the latest technology, including artificial intelligence, for earlier detection and faster recovery so you can live your best life.

Virtual care

We will offer more access to care with virtual care for virtually anything through video visits, home care devices and access to your health record from anywhere.


We seek to engage patients in our innovation process so you are always at the center of our decisions.

Request a public speaker

We are pleased to meet with community members throughout southeastern North Carolina to discuss the partnership of Novant Health, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine.

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