BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Dosher Memorial Hospital is partnering with Novant Health to provide general surgery for Dosher patients, according to a news release issued Tuesday.
"This is a big step to increase collaboration between the two not-for-profit, community hospitals in Brunswick County," said Dosher President and CEO Tom Siemers. "The Medical Executive Committee at Dosher and Novant Health physician leaders have been working together for several months to help implement this positive change."
Novant Health surgeons have performed some inpatient and outpatient operations and procedures at Dosher for several years, but with this new partnership, additional surgeries will be scheduled.
"We are excited to partner with Dosher to help ensure patients are able to stay close to home for the high-quality surgical care they need," said Shelbourn Stevens, president of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. "Our surgeons opened an office in Southport several years ago and are looking forward to extending care to the community through this partnership with Dosher."
To better coordinate medical resources, the hospitals have agreed that after-hours surgeries will now be performed at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.