NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The first meeting of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and New Hanover County Partnership Advisory Group will be Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Andre’ Mallette Training Center at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 135 in Wilmington, NC. This meeting will be open to the public.
The Partnership Advisory Group was created to begin a research phase to understand what options exist for NHRMC, including a potential sale, other partnerships and models, and an evaluation of options for NHRMC to remain county owned. The group includes nine community members, five physicians, and five members of NHRMC’s Board of Trustees. More information, including a biography of each member, can be found at NHRMCfuture.org.
This first meeting is expected to be an orientation about the work of the advisory group over the coming year. After the first meeting, an upcoming meeting schedule will be set and shared publicly.
The Partnership Advisory Group will be charged with helping to develop priorities for the Request for Proposal (RFP), selecting a minimum of five health systems that will receive the RFP, evaluating the proposals received and examining the options for maintaining county ownership. The advisory group will then provide a recommendation on next steps to the Board of Commissioners and NHRMC Board of Trustees. A recommendation could include negotiating with one or more systems regarding proposals or pursuing other ways to support NHRMC as a county-owned hospital. This process is expected to take a year or longer.
New Hanover County:
Jessica Loeper, Chief Communications Officer
New Hanover Regional Medical Center:
Julian March, Media Relations Coordinator