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42 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CAPE FEAR NC | VOLUME 13—ISSUE 1 HEALTH & WELLNESS The NHRMC Home Care has been named to the Top 100 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite list of home health agencies in the United States, and Pender Memorial Hospital has been recognized for overall excellence in quality by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for the second year in a row. New Hanover Regional continues to grow with the recent completion of a two-year renovation to its main campus Emergency Department. "Our expansion and renovation offers patients more privacy, comfort and efficiency than ever before," said Christy Spivey, NHRMC administrator of emergency services. Dr. De B. Winter III is the incoming medical director. The project doubled the department's size and gives providers the capacity to care for more than 104,000 patients a year. The expanded emergency department now offers 106 patient spaces, an inviting reception area featuring natural light and expanded space with access to televisions, Wi-Fi and a separate children's area. A new Patient Assistance Center helps direct patients to community resources and support groups that can assist them once they leave the hospital. In addition, hospital police are be stationed in the reception area at all hours for a secure environment. New Hanover Regional receives no local tax support for its operations and contributes about $145 million annually to care for the poor. It also contributes in a big way to the region's economy. Including personnel costs and goods and services purchased, the medical center today has an impact of more than $1 billion annually on the economy of New Hanover County alone. Novant Health (spanning four states) is a giant system of medical centers, numerous outpatient surgery centers, medical plazas, rehabilitation programs, diagnostic imaging centers and community health outreach programs, including the coastal region of North Carolina. Opening on Hwy 17 in the heart of Brunswick County in 2011, Novant Health's Brunswick Medical Center (NHBMC) ushered in a whole new era in healthcare, believing that caring for the "whole" person was just as important as treating the injured or diseased part of that person. With a staff of nearly 200 physicians and specialists, 450 employees and 150 volunteers, NHBMC offers a full range of healthcare services including a 24-hour emergency department, maternity center, surgical services, intensive and progressive care units, imaging and laboratory services, as well as physical therapy, speech therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation therapy. The hospital features 74 all- private patient rooms as well as five operating rooms within a state-of-the-art facility featuring many special amenities to help the patient feel more comfortable, including all-private rooms, a daybed in every room, dining-on-call room service, wireless Internet, extended visiting hours and a business center with Internet, phone and fax capabilities. Nationally accredited by The Joint Commission (JCAHO), NHBMC also voluntarily participates in several other national programs to measure the quality and value of care. Of course, Novant Health is far from ending its growth in the area. Just this spring they opened a new outpatient physical therapy location in Calabash, North Carolina on Beach Drive SW. The Calabash office is Novant Health's second outpatient physical therapy location and will be staffed by Dan Woeckel, physical therapist. Novant Health physical therapists provide rehabilitation services for athletic and performing arts injuries, orthopedic surgeries and spinal fusions, joint replacements, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neurological disorders, stroke and other disorders. Novant Health offers physical therapy on an inpatient basis at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and outpatient services in Shallotte and now Calabash. Onslow Memorial Hospital (OMH) is a 162-bed facility located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. With the exception of Brynn Marr Psychiatric Hospital and the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, Onslow Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in the City of Jacksonville and Onslow County. OMH is also nationally accredited by The Joint Commission (JCAHO). With a medical staff of over 100 doctors, OMH is credentialed in over 25 specialty areas. The hospital offers state-of-the-art diagnostic services, including a Women's Imaging Center, Heartburn Center, Cardiac Cath Lab, Neurodiagnostic Lab, MRI, CT Scan and others. Onslow Memorial also has a modern Labor and Delivery suite with state-of-the-art monitoring system, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Newborn Nursery, Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit, Medical and Surgical Services, and Rehabilitation Services. OMH's Emergency Department and Minor Emergency Care Unit treats more than 50,000 patients annually. OMH also just became part of a national network of top ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) healthcare providers. ImPACT is a scientifically-validated computerized neurocognitive concussion management tool and the first medical device of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de novo clearance. Dr. Scott Playford, MD, MBA, of the Sports Medicine Clinic of Onslow Memorial Rehabilitation Center, and Onslow Primary Care and Sports Medicine, earned the designation of Credentialed ImPACT Consultant™ (CIC) by completing specialized training. Dr. Playford's CIC status enables him to administer ImPACT baseline and post-injury testing for patients 12 years of age and older, and to offer those patients a full continuum of clinical concussion management and care. From serious diagnosis and surgery to a banged up elbow for the "weekend warrior," the Cape Fear region of North Carolina keeps pace with the rest of the state in providing excellent healthcare choices for you and your family.[]

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