WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees has approved an agreement for Novant Health to purchase the county-owned hospital.
This comes two days after the community-led Partnership Advisory Group approved the same agreement.
PAG co-chair Barb Biehner, who also sits on the Board of Trustees, made the motion which was approved 16-1.
New Hanover County Commissioners will make the final vote and ultimate decision on Monday.
Last week, a judge blocked an attempt by the non-profit Save Our Hospital Inc. to delay the sale until certain confidential documents were made public. On Monday, a public hearing was held for the community to voice comments and concerns about the agreement.
You can view the agreement here.