Hospitals in the Wilmington NC Area

by Jan 1, 2015Greater Cape Fear, Healthcare

In addition to the main campus of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington serves as NHRMC’s home for orthopedic services. The facility is designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacements by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and is recognized as a Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center by UnitedHealth Premium. It features designated orthopedic nurses, therapists, technicians and surgeons who are board-certified or eligible in orthopedic surgery.

The dedicated orthopedic hospital includes specialists in hand and shoulder, foot and ankle, and spine as well as arthroscopic surgeries, sports medicine and joint replacement. More than 7,000 orthopedic procedures are performed each year at NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital – more than at any other hospital in the region. NHRMC also operates a 24-hour Emergency Department at this location.

Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw gives residents of Pender and surrounding counties a convenient and friendly place to receive a wide range of services. Pender Memorial Hospital and NHRMC Home Care have received national recognition for a telehealth program designed to help reduce hospital readmissions for congestive heart failure patients, one of only five critical access hospitals in the country recognized by The National Rural Health Resource Center for innovation in delivering health care in rural communities.

The Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day by the same group of physicians who provide emergency care at NHRMC and NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital. The 86-bed hospital also has rehabilitation and diagnostic facilities, and a surgical and endoscopy center. Pender Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit provides a comfortable and caring environment for residents who need long-term care and help with daily activities. The post-acute care unit offers patients who no longer require hospital care a place to receive short-term rehabilitation before leaving the hospital.

A $6.6 million, 17,390-square-foot, same-day surgery center opened in Porters Neck in 2008, becoming one of the newest facilities in theNew Hanover Regional Medical Center family. Atlantic Surgicenter features four spacious operating rooms, expansive pre- and post-operative care areas, state-of-the-art equipment and a relaxed, comfortable environment.

The fully licensed, accredited center performs surgical procedures in the following specialties: General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, Gastroenterology, and Pain Management.

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