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Public Notice: June 22 Public Hearing to Discuss NHRMC Proposals

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 22 at 5 p.m. to discuss all six proposals received to partner with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). The public hearing will be held at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse, located at 24 North Third Street, in Room 301.

The community can attend the hearing and share public comments related to the six proposals in person, with social distancing guidelines followed. In addition, those who prefer not to attend in person can submit a public comment by emailing comments@nhcgov.com. Email comments must be submitted by 9 a.m. on June 22, 2020 in order to be made available to the Board of Commissioners prior to the meeting.

The public hearing will be available to view live on the county’s Facebook page, NHCTV.com, and on NHCTV’s cable stations: Spectrum channel 13 and Charter channel 5. The meeting will also be available for replay on the county’s website under “Special Meetings” after the hearing.

Atrium Health, Duke Health, HCA Healthcare, Healthspan/Bon Secours Mercy Health, Novant Health and UNC Health responded to the Request for Proposals, which was issued January 13. The six proposals, executive summaries, and answers to follow-up questions are available at www.nhrmcfuture.org.

Members of the Partnership Advisory Group, a citizen-led group that has been evaluating options for NHRMC since last October, will be in attendance and watching the hearing to help inform and guide the group’s conversations as they evaluate the proposals, along with the option to remain the same or restructure. Community members can continue to share their thoughts and opinions with the advisory group at any time by emailing PAGcomments@nhcgov.com.