Health

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Clean Juice will open 60 stores in 2018

By Erica Batten. Given its devotion to boosting health, it may seem ironic that organic juice bar Clean Juice is going viral. Since opening its flagship location in Birkdale Village in 2015, stores have appeared in Concord, Mooresville and Davidson, to name a few, and husband-and-wife team Landon and Kat Eckles have awarded franchises in […]

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Novant revenue tops $4 billion

April 6. Novant Health reported net income of $412.8 million on operating revenue of $4.34 billion for the full year last year. The not-for-profit health system also reported a community benefit of $725.5 million, including $122 million of financial assistance to the uninsured and people in need. In 2015 operating income was $258.4 million. Fiscal year 2016, […]

Health summit May 19

A Health Care Summit will be held May 19 at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville. The summit, in conjunction with the Statesville, Mooresville, and Lake Norman chambers of commerce, is free and open to the public. A discussion will include representatives from Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Iredell Health System, Carolinas Healthcare System, Piedmont Healthcare, Lake […]

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Novant seeks to expand Huntersville Medical Center

Jan. 5. Novant Health has filed an application with the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section of DHHS’ Division of Health Service Regulation to expand Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. The project is expected to cost $44.6 million. The expansion would be accomplished by relocating 48 acute care beds and one operating room from […]