Outstanding Health Care

This area has so much to offer that a large number of high caliber medical practitioners have moved to the Greater Wilmington area, Pender and Brunswick counties. We’re fortunate that outstanding health care services, providers and facilities not only exist in abundance in this area, but also are among our greatest assets. Rapid population growth, real estate development, new businesses and the influx of retirees have spurred major hospital expansions too.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Without question, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC)New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) in Wilmington is the cornerstone and leader when it comes to providing a comprehensive and sophisticated array of services. For almost 45 years, NHRMC has served the residents of southeastern North Carolina and beyond. A tertiary referral center, NHRMC provides a broad range of medical specialties with some of the state’s finest physicians, nurses and staff.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center includes the main 17th Street campus, the Orthopedic Hospital, Cape Fear Campus on Wrightsville Avenue and the management of Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw. NHRMC also provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS), critical care ground and air transport through VitaLink and AirLink, Health & Diagnostic Centers, outpatient rehabilitation, and, through the NHRMC Physician Group, urgent care centers and affiliated physician practices throughout the region. NHRMC is also affiliated with NHRMC Home Care, adding another dimension to the closely coordinated services that help provide more seamless, high-quality care from physician office to hospital to home.

N.C.’s Ninth-Largest Healthcare System

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the ninth-largest healthcare system in the state and the largest employer in the region with a dedicated team of more than 5,400 employees, 550 physicians and 750 volunteers. NHRMC is licensed for 769 beds, including those at Cape Fear Hospital.

As a public, not-for-profit hospital, NHRMC offers care to everyone who needs it, regardless of ability to pay. On an annual basis, NHRMC provides more than $140 million in charitable and uncompensated care to the community. Its volunteer board of trustees is appointed by New Hanover County Commissioners with representation from Pender County. NHRMC receives no local tax support for its day-to-day operations.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is a teaching hospital and regional referral center. As the tertiary care center for a seven-county area, it offers many services not available in smaller community hospitals, including a comprehensive cardiac program and open heart surgery, a vascular operating room employing stent technology, trauma care, neurosurgery, orthopedics, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, inpatient pediatrics services, cancer care and other specialties.

In addition to advanced medicine and exceptional staff, New Hanover Regional Medical Center offers a beautiful environment for patients to receive care and heal.

The hospital greatly expanded in recent years with the addition of a new 186,500-square-foot Surgical Pavilion and the 150-bed, all-private-room Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital – the only one of its kind in the region.

The hospital’s patient tower has also been renovated, including private rooms, all-new interiors, a soothing and quiet design, room for family, and access to caregivers who are never far from the patient’s room.

Five Star Hospital

New Hanover Regional Medical Center was recognized as a top-ranked Community Value Provider by Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm. The Community Value Five-Star Hospital designation means that NHRMC has scored very high in four key areas: high quality care for patients, financial strength and reinvestment, cost of care, and pricing. Only 25 percent of hospitals in the United States achieve the Five-Star Hospital designation.