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Atrium announces merger with large Milwaukee-based healthcare provider

May 11. Advocate Aurora Health will merge with Atrium Health, creating the fifth-largest healthcare commpany in the nation. It will serve 5.5 million patients, operate more than 1,000 sites of care and 67 hospitals, employ more than 7,600 physicians and nearly 150,000 people. The combined $27 billion enterprise will be headquartered in Charlotte. Advocate is […]

Forbes, Human Rights Campaign recognize Novant for diversity efforts

April 27. Novant Health has been recognized as a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality by the Human Rights Campaign and one of the nation’s best employers for diversity. “We have consciously worked to embed diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging into our organization,” said Carmen Canales, senior vice president and chief people officer, Novant Health. Among […]

Novant takes $40 million step to reduce turnover

Jan. 28. Burn-out and the Great Resignation are serious in the healthcare industry: Novant will spend $40 million to give every employee either an additional week of paid time off (PTO) or an equivalent cash award. “We recognize that we must care for our team members first so that they are able to care for […]

Former NCDHHS Director will be CEO of Aledade

Jan. 26. Dr. Mandy Cohen, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, will be the new CEO of Aledade Care Solutions (ACS), the health services unit of the primary care enablement company. Cohen, who assumes her new roles in March, is an internal medicine physician and nationally recognized public health […]

Magazine ranks Atrium CEO No. 4 in healthcare

Dec. 22. Atrium Health President & CEO Eugene A. Woods has been ranked No. 4 on Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 most influential people in healthcare. The list includes government administrators and executives, elected officials, academics and thought-leaders, as well as senior-level executives within the health care field. Honorees are chosen by their peers […]

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Angie Vincent-Hamacher new chair of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority

Dec. 8. Angelique “Angie” Vincent-Hamacher is the new chair of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, doing business as Atrium Health. She is the first woman and person of color to hold the position. Vincent-Hamacher succeeds Edward J. Brown III who remains on the CMHA board, as well as chair of the Atrium Health Inc. board. Background Vincent-Hamacher […]

Novant lands ‘Most Wired’ award

Oct. 8. Novant Health has been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ as a “Digital Health Most Wired” program for the fifth year in a row. The annual survey assesses how effectively healthcare organizations apply technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. Novant Health […]

Atrium/Wake Forest Baptist unveil new logo

Aug. 18. Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health have unveiled their new brand—Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist—as the combined healthcare giant prepares to build a new medical school in Charlotte. The new brand will roll out in marketing materials followed by signage and other types of branding over the next year. Brand message The […]

US News & World Report ranks CLT area hospitals

July 27. A new U.S. News & World Report ranking puts Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center at the top of the hospital business in the Charlotte metro region. Separately, Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation was among the top 15 facilities in the nation for rehabilitation, according to the magazine. Tying for second place were Carolinas Healthcare […]

Novant gets top honors for disability inclusion

July 14. Novant Health has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). The health care system received a perfect score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), a comprehensive benchmarking tool that gauges an organization’s level of disability workplace […]