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PHC 25 years old in July

June 1. Piedmont HealthCare (PHC), formed by the merger of Statesville Medical Group and Iredell Medical Associates, is 25 years old. The physician-owned, multi-specialty medical group now has 210 providers, 60 locations and 1,021 employees, making it the fifth-largest private employer in Iredell County.


Atrium announces $500 million philanthropic undertaking

May 25. Atrium Health is launching a large, comprehensive philanthropic campaign valued at more than $500 million over the next six years. Designed to transform the delivery of healthcare to patients throughout the region, the new campaign—called “Giving Hope”—is expected to strengthen communities, transform facilities and advance healing through enhanced medical research and education. “Great […]


New job title at Atrium: Focus on consumers and health plans

May 12. There’s a new job at Atrium Health: Chief Managed Health Executive. The new role is designed to bring a consumer perspective to products and services across the Atrium Health enterprise, while also factoring in the consumer’s desire for improved value and outcomes into the health system’s relationships with insurance companies, health plans and […]

Atrium has new ‘chief experience officer’

May 7. Atrium Health has hired a first-ever “chief experience officer” who will serve as the leader and driver for the overall experience strategy. Vishal Bhalla, in addition to being head of human resources for Atrium Health Navicent, will be responsible for patient, provider, teammate and volunteer experience across the Atrium Health operation. It means […]


People staying at home during COVID-19 affects hospitals’ bottom line

Dec. 3. Kaufman, Hall & Associates, a top financial and performance consulting company in the world of foundational institutions like hospitals, says hospital margins have been down consistently year-to-date. “October’s downturn likely will continue as COVID rates rise throughout the fall and winter,” even with two vaccines on the horizon, according to Kaufman, Hall. Meanwhile, […]


Atrium, Wake Forest announce merger

Oct. 9. Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, are officially joining together as a single enterprise in a “strategic combination” announced today. “We are reinventing ourselves yet again,” said Atrium CEO Eugene A. Woods. The merger will help the healthcare giant address the challenges facing the business of […]


Atrium Health: 80 years of service

Oct. 8. The year was 1940. Edward R. Murrow was broadcasting the events of World War II  from London. North Carolina’s farmers still used livestock to pull their plows. And, post-depression Charlotte was  emerging as a budding cultural center, with a growing recording industry presence. The year also marked the culmination  of years of effort […]