Medical Center Advisory Group Wraps Up 2019, Selects Financial Advisor

Dec 20, 2019

The Partnership Advisory Group – the team exploring options for the future of New Hanover Regional Medical Center – held its final public meeting of 2019 on December 19.  The group is making progress, but still months away from any formal recommendation.

At last night’s semi-monthly meeting, the group finished editing goals and objectives for the requests for proposal that will eventually go to interested parties. However, it is still not final, as team members want to tweak the questions that potential buyers have to answer, such as how they would prepare for natural disasters.

Barbara Biehner is Co-Chair of the Advisory Group.

“And they're asking the prospective bidders, how have you done this in the past, or have you had strategic relationships in this or have you developed ambulatory care? How have you developed specialty care? Those types of pieces that tie it together into the goals of the hospital.”

The PAG also selected a financial advisor who will work with the group: Ponder & Company of Brentwood, TN.

The Advisory Group resumes it work on Thursday, January 9 at Government Center. Vince Winkel, WHQR News

Learn more about the Partnership Advisory Group (PAG)

Read Meeting Minutes from the PAG


At New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, in the Andre Mallete Training Room. The meetings are open to the public, but do not include a public comment period.

Upcoming meeting dates of the PAG are as follows (each meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.):

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020