Location Profile

Wilmington, North Carolina

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Wilmington, North Carolina and is an award-winning hospital routinely recognized for excellence. As one of the leading healthcare providers in the region, the facility is an essential part of the health and happiness for residents of several counties. The provider excels in both specialty and general medicine, and was even named a Best Hospital by Newsweek. Services offered by the facility include pediatrics, women's health, and stroke care. The provider has invested heavily in technology including Artificial Intelligence to enhance its diagnostics and treatment process, making it a leader in healthcare innovation.

While exact information on the diverse population of the facility is unavailable, the provider is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Forbes even named it one of "America's Best Employers for Diversity." The provider's continued efforts include a recent diversity listening tour hearing from more than 1,000 staff members and community residents.

The North Carolina Nurses Association is the voice for all registered nurses within the state of North Carolina. The association is nurses' partner toward keeping nursing safe and accessible for all. With classes, advocacy, and other programs, the North Carolina Nurses Association is a constant voice for state nurses.

Community Overview

Named one of the best riverfront cities in the country, and a pick for Southern Living Magazine's "South's Best Cities on the Rise," Wilmington, North Carolina is a slice of heaven for all who live here. Whether you're strolling through the 230-block historic downtown or hitting the waves, Wilmington will quickly be one of your favorite destinations. The city's picturesque views and Southern charm have made it a popular place for film and TV. It's not uncommon to see a production underway, giving it the nickname "Hollywood East." Wilmington is a port city with excitement and historical detail around every corner. Start your Wilmington adventure in the historic downtown, a charming area covering 230 city blocks. Venture from downtown and explore districts brimming with art, culture, and character. The South Front District boasts a variety of dining options, many set in revamped historic buildings and warehouses. Soak up the creative and energetic vibe at one of Wilmington's various artsy spots, such as the Brooklyn Arts District and Castle Street Arts and Antiques. The up-and-coming Soda Pop District takes its name from a former Coca-Cola bottling plant. No matter what district you visit, you'll fall under the Wilmington spell.

To learn more about Wilmington, visit the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living

There are multiple apartment complexes a short drive from the facility. Complexes near the provider include 17 Social, Cypress Grove Apartments, and Shipyard at Wilmington. There may also be homes for rent within the same neighborhoods.


While there isn't an on-site daycare, the facility has an exclusive partnership with a local childcare provider. Children ages six weeks to five years old are welcome plus the center features after-school care and extended hours. Facility employees may even be eligible for childcare assistance. The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education offers an online search tool for finding additional child care facilities.

New Hanover County Schools, also known as NHCS, operates the public schools for Wilmington and surrounding areas. NHCS is a highly-rated school district and features 3 Pre-K centers, 27 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 9 high schools. State test scores show NHCS students receive an excellent education, with 53% of the students proficient in reading and 51% proficient in math. There are three National Blue Ribbon Schools within the district, plus 7 high schools have been recognized by the U.S. and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools, with several listed among the publication's top 5,000 high schools in the nation. The high schools feature specialty programs for students who want to expand their horizons and explore certain subjects, such as STEM and Marine Science. There are also 24 private schools located within Wilmington.

NHCS has a diverse student population and features an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee to create a welcoming environment for all with equal opportunities. Niche.com has rated New Hanover County Schools with an "A" for diversity.

Several private and public schools are within a 10-minute drive of the facility.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

A wonderful blend of historic charm with modern amenities, the Wilmington Riverfront runs almost 2 miles along the Cape Fear River. Shops, stores, and other businesses make it a popular destination.Your dream shopping experience awaits in Wilmington. In addition to offering enclosed malls and big-box stores like Target, Wilmington takes pride in repurposing historic buildings into flourishing retail spaces. One example can be found in historic downtown Wilmington at Cotton Exchange. Consisting of eight historical buildings that date back to the 19th century, Cotton Exchange features only locally-owned shops. The eclectic options include stationary boutiques, jewelry stores, health food markets, and even a vintage toy and candy company. Spanning an entire city block is the Wilmington City Market, a shopping center going strong since 1880. The building's 14-foot ceilings and glass skylines create a pleasant shopping environment to browse for locally-made food, coffee, and hundreds of items made right here in North Carolina.  Also located downtown, Chandler's Wharf features an upscale experience with work by local artisans and a diverse collection of merchandise spread across several shops. More than just a collection of shops, the Cargo District is a vibrant live+work community made of repurposed huts and shipping containers. Home to an independent bookshop, a craft outpost, plant store, and a food hall, Cargo District is an eco-friendly spot that can't be missed. For one-stop shopping, there's Independence Mall, which features almost 100 stores. Anchored by department stores Dillard's and JCPenney, it's where you can find home decor, jewelry, gifts, children's clothing, and other great merchandise.

Wilmington has created an exciting arts and culture scene. Its cultural heritage began in 1898, with the establishment of the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, the first history museum to ever open in North Carolina. The Cape Fear Museum has become one of the best spots focused on regional history, science, and cultures, with more than 56,000 items in its collection. Rotating and permanent exhibits highlight such topics as the region's earliest peoples and the local ecosystems. For a good combination of history and fun, visit the Wilmington Rail Museum, perfect for any railroad fan. The museum lets you explore the railroad history of Wilmington and the people who helped create it. You can climb on a lifesized caboose, play with a giant model train system, and discover the stories behind famous railways. The Children's Museum of Wilmington is another local play-and-learn favorite and features four levels of exhibits. Each exhibit features hands-on activities to inspire imagination and illustrate concepts to young minds. Museum guests can create art, learn about animal care, play on a water table, run a pretend grocery store, and do over 25 other fun learning activities.

A premier cultural destination in the South, Wilmington offers a variety of live performances, films, and events nearly every week. Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, a historic 19th-century theater, presents over 500 annual performances and film screenings. Another venue with great entertainment options is The Wilson Center, home to Wilmington's Broadway theater series. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Kenan Auditorium has a diverse slate of arts and entertainment with opera, musicals, musical guests, and student productions. Classical music lovers can attend the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra events at either venue and experience world-class performances.

With waterways, parks, nature trails, and beaches just minutes from your door, living in Wilmington is like enjoying a bit of paradise. There's an endless array of outdoor activities to do, plus plenty of indoor options. Walk the Wilmington riverfront and watch the boats pass or board a water taxi or riverboat for an aquatic tour. If you'd rather play in the water, you're just a short drive away from three island beaches: Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach. Each beach offers great swimming, fishing, and watersports. While at Carolina Beach, just 15 miles away, stroll the vintage boardwalk and enjoy the boardwalk's carnival games and street food. Kure Beach is also home to an aquarium with a dive show and live animal encounters. Not to be outdone, Wrightsville Beach has amazing waves for surfing and paddling. For days when you just want to run around, Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park has more than 20 activities in one place. The big attraction is the water park, which boasts slides, a lazy river, a spa pool, and a kids' area. However, Jungle Rapids offers just as much fun with go-karts and mini-golf. Cool off when you stay inside with laser tag, an arcade, mini bowling, and the rock climbing wall.

Nature lovers will feel at peace in Wilmington with the city's beautiful parks and gardens. Spanning 67 acres, Arlie Gardens has been standing for over a century and sees thousands of visitors each year. The idyllic spot has 5 gardens, a butterfly house, and seasonal exhibits. The equally beautiful NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum has more than 10 gardens with various flowers and plants.

A popular filming location for over 400 movies and TV series, Wilmington is often called "Hollywood East." Wilmington was the site of popular teen dramas such as Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill, as well movies such as Halloween Kills, Along for the Ride, Choices, and The Summer I Turned Pretty. You can find ideas for self-guided tours of filming locations at Wilmington's visitor site and spend the day in some of your favorite performers' shoes. Even when a production isn't underway, Wilmington celebrates film. Each November, an estimated 22,000 people flock to Wilmington for Cucalorus, a 4-day festival of films and performances.

Wilmington is growing in diversity. A Filipino restaurant isn't located in Wilmington. However, Filipino goods are sold at Saigon Market and Asian Life Market. Just an hour away in Jacksonville, North Carolina is Filipino Cuisine.

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Crime Rate

Wilmington's crime rate has decreased by 9% over the last year. The police department partners with various community organizations and offers a social worker to ensure the safety of residents and visitors. Programs for crime prevention include community watch and a mobile crime reporting system, plus the police department surveys local residents on their satisfaction with police performance.

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