Novant Health continues regional growth
CHARLOTTE – Novant Health opened 11 clinics and added 28 physicians during the second quarter of 2019 in the greater Charlotte market.
The company now has 888 physicians in the market.
“Providing our patients with expert primary and specialty care is a top priority at Novant Health,” said Saad Ehtisham, president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. “That is why we continue to invest in bringing care to our communities, adding physicians and growing locations, to serve patients where they need us.”
The new clinics include seven startups, five of which were newly constructed, and four satellite locations. New clinics include Novant Health Surgical Wellness Matthews, Novant Health Mint Hill Family Medicine, Novant Health Brain and Spine Surgery – Mint Hill and Novant Health Brain and Spine Surgery – Ballantyne.
New physicians include Xiaohua Li and Heather Manos, Novant Health Psychiatric Associates – Matthews; Andrew Timothy and Hany Youssef, Novant Health Inpatient Care Specialists Matthews; and Linda Barrett, Novant Health Arboretum Family and Sports Medicine.
Election rosters are set
CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections released the official roster of candidates for the 2019 election on July 19, showing several competitive races.
• Matthews Mayor (1 seat): Paul Bailey, John Higdon & Jason Majewski.
• Matthews Commissioners (6 seats): Ben Bash, Dave Bland, Allen Crosby, Barbara Dement, Renee Garner, Gina Hoover, Ken McCool, Jeff Miller, Mark Tofano, John Urban & Larry Whitley.
• Mint Hill Mayor (1 seat): Richard “Fig” Newton, Brad Simmons & Karen Trauner.
• Mint Hill Commissioners (4 seats): Beverly Cannaday, Mike Cochrane, Dale Dalton, Jessi Healey, Patrick Holton & Tony Long.
• Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education At-Large Members (3 seats): Annette Albright, Elyse Dashew, Jennifer De La Jara, Gregory Denlea, Jenna Moorehead, Donna Parker-Tate, Jordan Pineda, Olivia Scott, Lenora Shipp, Stephanie Sneed, Duncan St. Clair, Queen Thompson & Monty Witherspoon.
County opens ABC store
MATTHEWS – Mecklenburg County opened its newest ABC store July 31 at 9920 E. Independence Blvd.
This will be the Board’s 28th retail store, serving both retail and mixed beverage customers. This location features 6,800 square feet of space filled with more than 1,750 products/product variations, including 22 rare or hard to find items.
Visit www.meckabc.com for details.
Verizon store holds grand opening events
CHARLOTTE – A new Verizon store is hosting a grand opening with the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2.
Locals are also invited to continue celebrating the store’s grand opening on Aug. 3 with personalities from 106.5 The End, free food and drinks, and the chance to win swag items from the store.
Store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at 9020 Albemarle Road.
Call 980-321-0626 or visit www.victra.com for details.
Levine Campus expands course offerings
MATTHEWS – Central Piedmont Community College will offer expanded course offerings this fall of some of its most in-demand classes on weekday evenings, Fridays, and Saturdays at its Levine Campus.
Central Piedmont’s new course offerings are comprised of more than 40, high-demand courses. The classes will be offered in sequential order and focus on general education subjects ranging from biology and public speaking, to psychology and business.
“We’re excited about our new course offerings and how they will have a positive impact on our students’ lives,” said Edith McElroy, dean of Levine Campus. “By offering more courses in the evenings, and on Fridays and Saturdays, we’re able to better accommodate our students’ busy schedules, setting them up for success both inside and outside of the classroom.”
Call Edith McElroy at 704-330-4386 to learn more.
Police make arrest in break-in
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department arrested a Mint Hill man suspected of breaking into a vehicle at 1:29 a.m. July 29 at the 2200 block of Mullis Lane.
Officers made contact with a man walking on Mullis Lane that fit the description of the reported suspect. They arrested Damian Alexander Denny, 19, on charges of attempt break or enter a vehicle and break or enter a vehicle.
2019 property tax bills should arrive this month
CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County has mailed 2019 bills for real property, individual personal property and business personal property taxes by July 31.
Bills are due Sept. 1 and must be paid by Jan. 6, 2020 to avoid interest. The real estate bills will be based on the tax values established by the 2019 Revaluation.
Tax bills paid on or after Jan. 7, 2020 will be assessed interest at a rate of 2% for January. Additional interest in the amount of 0.75% will be charged for February and every month thereafter until paid.
Any taxpayer who may have difficulty paying their bill is encouraged to contact the Office of the Tax Collector in August.
Novant Health lauded for stroke, heart failure care
WINSTON-SALEM – Several Novant Health medical centers have been recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for exemplary care of patients.
The awards recognize success in ensuring patients receive the most appropriate treatment for stroke and heart failure according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines built on the latest scientific evidence.
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center earned the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure: Gold Plus, Get With The Guidelines-Stroke: Gold Plus and Mission: Lifeline-STEMI Receiving Gold.
“Novant Health continues to make strides in building a comprehensive stroke program so that patients throughout our community can access specialists when they need it,” said Nick Sullivan, system vice president of the Novant Health Neurosciences & Psychiatry Institute. “In addition to the talented neurologists on our team, Novant Health is working with Viz.ai to implement an artificially intelligent triage system that analyzes images for specific types of strokes.”
Shamblin leads Matthews golfers in boys championship
WALLACE – Luke Shamblin, of Matthews, tied for 58th place at the 70th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship with a 14-over-par, 230, making him the highest finishing player from town.
Dozens of players competed in the Carolinas Golf Association championship July 23 to 25 at the River Landing Country Club.
Matthews residents Luke Gossert, Davis Joye, Layne Lambert and Ben McCartney also competed in the tournament.
NCDOT seeks input on drones
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the use of drones.
NCDOT’s Division of Aviation launched a survey at www.ncdot.publicinput.com/3139 to gather peoples’ comments on drones.
NCDOT has used drones to inspect bridges, monitor storm damage and deliver life-saving medical supplies.
The survey will ask peoples’ thoughts and concerns about the current and future applications of drones.
It will include questions on noise, privacy and safety issues, and the way drones can improve peoples’ lives through the delivery of medical supplies and assistance with search and rescue operations.
Novant hospitals earn nursing recognition
WINSTON-SALEM – The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program recognized eight Novant Health hospitals for excellence and quality in nursing care.
The program provides consumers with a benchmark for measuring quality of care.
Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center and Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center were among those recognized.
Biteline enters Charlotte market
CHARLOTTE – Biteline, a hiring platform for dental professionals, has launched in Charlotte.
Professionals seeking employment can upload credentials and find jobs that match their style, skills and experience. Offices have access to a network of potential employees with reviews and bios to make the decision-making process easier.
“Not only does it help offices find more reliable fill-in work, but it also helps workers make additional income during off days,” Biteline CEO Will Naso said. This free app really does have the ability to change the way people find work, make money and reach their career goals in the dental industry.”
The free app is available for download at http://bit.ly/Biteline.