Partnership Advisory Group to meet virtually on Wednesday, September 9

Posted September 4, 2020 at 2:54 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) Partnership Advisory Group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m.

The meeting will be held virtually, and the public can listen to the open session portions of the meeting using the following call-in details:

  • Call 415-655-0003 or 240-454-0879 and use the meeting number 808 594 284

This meeting will be an opportunity for PAG members to share input and vote on the key terms and conditions being included in the definitive agreement, which is the PAG’s fifth deliverable as outlined in their charter. The agenda can be viewed here.

Work on the definitive agreement has been underway since the Board of Commissioners voted to begin negotiations with Novant Health in July. The final agreement between the county, NHRMC and Novant Health will be shared publicly this month, and a public hearing will be held prior to a final vote of the NHRMC Board of Trustees and Board of Commissioners in October.

The Partnership Advisory Group is a citizen-led group that has been evaluating options for NHRMC since October 2019. The public can view details about the exploration process, presentations from each of the group’s meetings, and more at NHRMCfuture.org.

Community members can continue to share their opinions with the Partnership Advisory Group at any time by emailing PAGcomments@nhcgov.com.

In addition, the PAG will host a fourth Community Forum on Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m., streamed live on the county’s Facebook page. During the forum, the public can ask questions of the advisory group’s members through the Facebook comments of the live stream. Representatives from Novant Health will also join the PAG members for the forum to answer questions from the community specific to their proposal and their hospital system.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

New Hanover County:
Jessica Loeper, Chief Communications Officer
(910) 798-7461

New Hanover Regional Medical Center:
Julian March, Media Relations Coordinator
(910) 667-3849

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