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42 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CAPE FEAR NC | VOLUME 14—ISSUE 1 HEALTH & WELLNESS New Hanover Regional continues to grow with the recent completion of a two-year renovation to its main campus Emergency Department. 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 spaces for 106 patients, an inviting reception area and a separate children's area. In addition, hospital police are be stationed in the reception area at all hours for security. New Hanover Regional contributes nearly $150 million annually to care for the poor and impacts the region's economy in a big way including personnel costs and goods and services purchased. The medical center today contributes more than $1 billion annually to the economy of New Hanover County alone. Novant Health is a giant system of medical centers (reaching into 4 states), as well as numerous outpatient surgery centers, medical plazas, rehabilitation programs, diagnostic imaging centers and community health outreach programs. The coastal region of North Carolina was introduced to Novant in 2011 when Novant Health's Brunswick Medical Center (NHBMC) ushered in a whole new era in healthcare with the belief that caring for the "whole" person was just as important as treating the injured or diseased part of that person. Currently a staff of nearly 200 physicians and specialists, 450 employees, and 150 volunteers at NHBMC provides 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 offers 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 Calabash. Novant Health's family medicine clinic at the new Pine Forest Plantation community on Highway 211 in Brunswick County is also now officially open. Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine in Southport has relocated and is now called Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest in Bolivia, NC. Other medical options in the coastal area include the award-winning Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (NHCL), a United States Navy-run facility located on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Residing on the largest military installation on the East coast, the hospital serves approximately 150,000 active duty military personnel, retirees and family members. NHCL has undergone a transformation over the last several years adding new services and expanding other areas such as the emergency department. Along the way NHCL has become much more than just a hospital or clinic; the Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency has graduated 62 Family Medicine Physicians to date. Their mission is to train physicians who are prepared to practice comprehensive Family Medicine and is accomplished through a rigorous program that emphasizes quality patient care, research, pre-doctoral education, ABFM certification, and Navy Medical Corp Officer development. Just to the north of NHCL is 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 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 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 is 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. 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, from the simple "feel-bads" to the more complex medical issues families have to face.[]

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