Wilmington Health is Now Partnering with UNCW Athletics

Wilmington, N.C. (November 14th, 2023) – UNCW and Wilmington Health are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership aimed at elevating the standard of health, well-being, and performance of student-athletes at UNCW. As a leading healthcare provider in the community, Wilmington Health is committed to supporting UNCW’s 19 varsity programs by providing comprehensive medical services, sports medicine, and performance enhancement programs to student-athletes. 

“Wilmington Health is proud to partner with UNCW Athletics to provide high quality care, keeping athletes in peak condition, and  promoting their overall well-being,” stated Wilmington Health Community Liaison, Alexis Hunter.  

On Friday, November 10th, UNCW Athletics unveiled court signage on the Trask Coliseum Basketball Court featuring Wilmington Health’s logo. Leaders from both entities were present that day and were excited to kickstart this partnership. 

“Wilmington Health has been a staple in our community since 1971, and we value our local community, businesses, and schools. We are honored to provide high-quality care to UNCW’s talented and valued athletes,” stated Jeff James, CEO of Wilmington Health.  Michael Oblinger, UNCW’s Athletics Director replicated this sentiment stating, “Wilmington Health is our community’s trusted  healthcare partner, and we trust that they will care for our athletes and foster growth and success of our athletics programs.” 

“Since my arrival, the enhancement of the student-athlete experience has been at the forefront of my activities,” said Oblinger.  “We’re excited to see Wilmington Health step up and partner with us through this pledged support as we work towards that goal.” 

UNCW and Wilmington Health’s partnership is a testament to their shared commitment to the welfare of student-athletes and this community, and it marks the beginning of a new era in collegiate sports medicine and performance support for the university. 

For more information about Wilmington Health, please visit www.wilmingtonhealth.com. For more information on the UNCW Athletics Department, please visit www.UNCWSports.com.  

About Wilmington Health 

Since 1971, Wilmington Health has been committed to the care and health of our community in Wilmington as well as all of  Southeastern North Carolina. Wilmington Health is a physician-owned primary care and multi-specialty medical practice. In this way,  Wilmington Health can provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the care of all our patients. Wilmington Health is  committed to using collaborative, evidence-based medicine in providing the highest quality of care to the patients we serve. 

About UNCW Athletics 

The Seahawks are a member of the NCAA at the Division I level and a charter member of the Coastal Athletic Association. The  Athletics Department features 19 varsity programs and over 350 student-athletes. UNCW combined to win five CAA championships  to lead the 13-member conference during the 2022-23 academic year.