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Stories of Remarkable Care


A generous grant, courtesy of a late Wilmington philanthropist, supports the fight against late-stage breast cancer diagnosis

This summer, the Breast Imaging Center at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center (NHMBC) will start to see reduced wait times between appointments for diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies, thanks to a generous grant from a late Wilmington philanthropist.

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‘We need to put some effort where we see the need, and the need is here, right now’

If you’ve been in North Carolina long enough, or you’re well-versed in behavioral health reform, you probably know the story of Willie M. Willie M. was one of four children in North Carolina who was deemed delinquent — a lost cause — back in 1978.

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‘This is stage 3 rectal cancer, and I can do this’

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“I only ever went to the doctor when absolutely necessary — for vaccinations or when I was pregnant,” Judy recalls. “I was always one who felt that my health was my responsibility. I ate well. I exercised and, usually, I never got anything more than a cold.”

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Join Judy as a passionate advocate for our community needs

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After 20 years without seeing a doctor, Judy Caswell visited Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center due to unexpected changes in her health. She was 53 years old and had just run a marathon with her son.

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A generous donation from Michael Jordan comes to life on Charlotte’s west side

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In 2017, Michael Jordan donated $7 million to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation to help build two health care clinics to serve Charlotte’s most at-risk and in-need communities. Last month, the first of these clinics opened to the public on Charlotte’s west side.

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The magic of prevention: A different perspective from a different kind of survivor

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In October, we talk a lot about breast cancer survivors. Patty Donoghue is a survivor of a different kind. She had a difficult childhood, part of which was spent in foster care. Her last years in high school put her through a lot. She managed to graduate, but from a nonaccredited children’s home.

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‘I had no choice but to beat this.’

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Dr. Patricia Flowers was religious about her mammograms. She had been since she turned 32. Then, in the summer of 2014, she found a lump in her breast. Her annual mammogram was just a few weeks away, but she decided to move it up.

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Driving remarkable care

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We want our patients and their guests to know your feedback is important to us and through our patient satisfaction surveys, we heard there is a critical need for transportation within and outside of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.

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Pay it forward

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At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation, we are advocates for the power of mammograms for every woman, regardless of her ability to pay. That’s why we work every day to increase access to mammograms for under and uninsured women across our region.

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A team of guardian angels makes a big difference

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When a patient is transferred to hospice care, a new journey begins. Patients, caregivers and family members are often frightened and exhausted, both emotionally and physically. They don’t know what to expect and can feel lost. As a daughter and her mother (who wish to remain anonymous) found out, it is a time when receiving the right kind of support and care can make all … Continue reading A team of guardian angels makes a big difference »

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