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NC most expensive state for healthcare, according to Forbes Advisor study

March 21. North Carolina is the most expensive state for healthcare, with the highest average premium for residents with “plus-one” health insurance coverage through an employer—$4,781 annually—according to a Forbes Advisor nationwide study. We also have the second-highest average premium for family health insurance coverage through an employer at $7,180.33 annually. Six of the 10 […]

Advocate co-CEOs rank 17th on Advocate Health influencer list

Dec. 6. Advocate Health’s co-CEOs are sharing the No. 17 rank in Modern Healthcare’s annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare listing. Jim Skogsbergh and Eugene A. Woods head up the third-largest nonprofit health system in the US. The Modern Healthcare designation honors leaders who wield influence and clout and are making an impact in […]

Atrium ‘community benefit’ nearly $3 billion

Nov. 27. Charlotte-based Atrium Health annual “community benefit,” which includes free and discounted care for low-income patients, under-compensated care for those on Medicare and Medicaid and costs related to medical research—grew to $2.8 billion during 2022. It was the highest-ever amount for Charlotte-based Atrium Health, which is building a hospital in Cornelius. Atrium Health is […]


Mask requirements lifted at area hospital systems

March 28. Healthcare systems, including Atrium and Novant, are lifting universal masking requirements for patients, visitors and team members today. Novant Health, Atrium Health, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, CaroMont Health, Cone Health and Randolph Health collaborated to make the decision.. As encouraged during the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, everyone should consider their personal […]

Groundbreaking for Wake Forest med school today in Midtown

Jan. 17. Groundbreaking for “The Pearl” innovation district and Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte takes place this morning at 10, with executives from Atrium Health, Wake Forest and Wexford Science and Technology LLC as well as elected officials. The 26-acre site near Baxter and South McDowell will one day have four towers, street-level […]


Linden Mill: Still unclear when redevelopment begins

By Dave Vieser. The old Linden Mill, one of the last original buildings in the center of Davidson, is being considered for redevelopment under a plan recently presented to town officials by the State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Town officials are excited about the possibility of seeing new activity on the property just south […]


Town supports CON for Atrium hospital in Cornelius

Nov. 19. Analysis. By Dave Yochum. The Cornelius Town Board has made clear its druthers around Atrium Health’s plans for a 30-bed acute care hospital on the Augustalee property along Hwy. 21, south of Westmoreland. The board unanimously passed a resolution Nov. 18 supporting the proposal which will have to pass muster under the state’s […]


Bills in Raleigh target benefits, family leave

May 14. By Debbie Griffin. North Carolina legislators introduced several bills in March that seek employee benefits ranging from paid sick time and family leave for all to an expanded definition of family and tax-funded insurance. Some companies may already offer better benefits than the law requires. Others wonder how they’ll stay in business if […]

LKN Chamber hosts Healthcare Summit Feb. 21

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a Regional Healthcare Summit featuring the CEOs of Atrium Health University City, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, and Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 21 from 11:45 am to 2 pm at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville. The event features William […]


Is a healthy lifestyle contagious?

By Dee Jetton. Is obesity contagious? Research shows there’s more to it than genetics and over-eating. Indeed, genetics are a given. However, researchers theorize social circles might have an influence on non-genetic transmission and prevalence of obesity. Diana Thomas, a math professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, says the people you associate […]