New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation


Our purpose is to raise awareness and funding to benefit our patients and support our team members at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). 

Our top priority fundraising initiative Currents of Care supports oncology patients at Novant Health Zimmer Cancer Institute by providing access to the medical, emotional, and financial assistance they may need. Other priority fundraising initiatives include The Pink Ribbon Project and supporting patients and their families through our Healthy Community Fund. 

Give now to support our fundraising efforts. 

In the News

Wilmington’s First Community Care Cruiser Takes to the Streets

January 12, 2024

“Keep your eyes peeled for the big, purple bus – it’s like a big, purple hug.”

That’s advice from Elizabeth Forte, the transcultural health manager at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, on how to spot Wilmington’s first Community Care Cruiser. The cruiser is a 38-foot mobile health unit that will help to bring health care to community members right where they are, creating a new avenue of care for those who need it.

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supporting 800 locations

18 medical centers across the Novant Health footprint

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Our foundations engage and connect donors to Novant Health programs and initiatives that save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.

Novant Health and New Hanover Regional Medical Center

The two North Carolina not-for-profit health systems have come together after more than a year of public evaluation of how NHRMC could best meet the needs of the growing region. “We are excited to expand the Novant Health family to include New Hanover Regional Medical Center,” said Carl S. Armato, president, and CEO of Novant Health.

Sheila and Dan Saklad Help the Next Generation of Nurses

Sheila Saklad’s life was shaped by a passion for nursing — a passion that continues to touch the lives of others. Sheila’s grandmother was a nurse. Sheila’s mother was a nurse. So it came as little surprise when Sheila chose nursing as her career path. She and her husband, Dan, championed for nurses and healthcare over the course of their 54-year marriage. When Sheila passed away in August 2020 from complications of multiple myeloma, Dan knew what his wife would have wanted.