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New Hanover County Working on More Solutions to Opioid Crisis, Novant Seeing Success with Medication Assisted Treatment
ARTICLE | AUGUST 16, 2023
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The opioid epidemic has impacted communities across the country. Now, millions of dollars in opioid settlement money are being used for possible solutions to the crisis.
“We do know that New Hanover County has sort of had a little higher rate of deaths associated with opioids. And I’ve observed that you know, working in the ER over the last several years, I think in particular with COVID-19, it just even intensified even more,” Dr. Brandon Smallwood, an emergency room physician at Novant Health New Hanover, said.
Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians Joins Emergency Care Partners
PRESS RELEASE | JULY 14, 2023
PENSACOLA, Fla., July 14, 2023 (Newswire.com) – Emergency Care Partners (“ECP”), a leading national provider of emergency medicine and emergency department management services for hospitals, announced today the completion of a strategic merger with Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians (“ECEP”), a provider of outsourced emergency department management services in North Carolina.