The beginning of this week marked the start of a partnership that will benefit the entire Wilmington community for years to come. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is now officially part of Winston-Salem-based Novant Health after 53 years of being county-owned. With NHRMC being the largest employer in Wilmington and the area constantly growing, this new deal will be great in providing health care opportunities to the expanding community. Continue reading for more information on the NHRMC partnership with Novant Health.

Partnership Details

This nearly $2 billion purchase agreement was approved by the New Hanover County Commission last October after more than a year of public evaluation. This deal also comes with future capital investment commitments and arrangements for a collaboration between UNC’s medical program and NHRMC. February 1st, 2021 was the first official day of the partnership between Novant Health and NHRMC. This new partnership will bring even higher quality services and access to affordable health care to those in need. New branding is soon to come as well.

The Future of HealthCare in Our Region

Novant health is a not-for-profit healthcare system that operates multiple health care facilities across North and South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. As the Novant Health website states, they are committed to affordability and access, pandemic readiness, academic excellence, community and health equity, technology and innovation and safety and quality. On top of partnering up with NHRMC, they have also teamed up with UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine. This will bring new opportunities to the New Hanover region such as education, pediatric care and research. 


We are happy to see how the Wilmington community is growing, adapting and preparing for success. We are looking forward to the opportunities that the NHRMC Partnership with Novant Health brings to our region! As always, you can keep up with the latest news in the area and industry on our blog!