nhrmc health & diagnostics-brunswick forest ushers in new era in region’s healthcare

December 9, 2009
Brunswick Forest

For more than 40 years, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has served the healthcare needs of the residents of the Lower Cape Fear and beyond. Now, in a move that demonstrates its continued commitment to providing easy access to high quality healthcare for all, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is nearing completion on a medical complex in Brunswick County that will forever change the delivery of healthcare for residents of that county.

At 40,000 square feet, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Health & Diagnostics
– Brunswick Forest will offer easier access to primary care and specialty physicians, as well as laboratory, imaging and diagnostic services, and convenient care services. The complex, which is located at the entrance to Brunswick Forest at The Villages and slated to open February 2010, will be a one-stop health services center allowing Brunswick County residents to experience NHRMC’s comprehensive, high quality healthcare services while staying close to home.

Below, representatives from New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Brunswick Forest
share in their own words the vision that has guided the facility’s construction. In addition,
information is provided on the healthcare services and providers that will carry out the mission of delivering high quality medical care to Brunswick County residents.

Jack Barto
President and CEO, NHRMC
“The healthcare needs of Brunswick County residents have always been a priority at NHRMC. And when Brunswick Forest developers approached us about a mutual venture that would raise even further the standard of healthcare for all in the area, we were flattered and quickly embraced the opportunity.

From its inception, the NHRMC medical complex at Brunswick Forest has been about offering convenient, high quality medical care. Brunswick County residents will now be able to rely on one location for most of their healthcare needs.”

John Gizdic
Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business
Development , NHRMC
“We are very pleased to be working with Brunswick Forest to bring health and wellness
services to the residents of Brunswick Forest and the surrounding areas. With the establishment of NHRMC Health & Diagnostics – Brunswick Forest, residents from Brunswick County and beyond will have quick access to convenientlylocated,
high quality healthcare.

In addition, and in keeping with our longterm strategic plan, the new medical facility will also serve as a resource for health and wellness education. By offering regularly scheduled community health and wellness seminars and screenings, we are committed to helping residents recognize signs and symptoms of disease earlier and inquire about treatment sooner.

In a very real way this emphasis on health and wellness education – with the healthcare
industry’s move toward preventive medicine – is a critical part of our mission and yet another demonstration of our leadership as the region’s premier healthcare provider.”

Jimmy Sloan
Director of Operations, Brunswick Forest
“Our Brunswick Forest planning and development team did a lot of research prior to
construction, including traveling to other residential communities, and we found close access to healthcare was one of residents’ top priorities. This message then became a building block of what is today Brunswick Forest.

What has resulted is a unique residential and healthcare environment – a place where for most residents, expert medical care is not a trip over the bridge but a short drive, bike or walk to a conveniently-located medical facility with the very latest technologies and procedures.”

Jerry Helms
Director of Sales, Brunswick Forest
“We knew healthcare was top of mind for our particular demographic. And the ability to partner with New Hanover Regional Medical Center – the region’s premier healthcare provider – was an amazing opportunity.

Now, Brunswick Forest residents, and residents throughout all Brunswick County, will have immediate access to high quality healthcare. In terms of the facility’s impact on our local community, it means a better, higher quality of life, and that means a prosperous future for us all.”

For more information on the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Health & Diagnostics