RN named president of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center


Heather King, who previously served as chief nursing officer and director of operations at Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center in Clemmons, has been named president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

“As a registered nurse and a true service leader, Heather brings empathy and adaptability to her work with a focus on providing compassionate, patient-centered care,” said Shelbourn Stevens, senior vice president of Novant Health. and President of Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Coastal Region of Novant Health.

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King succeeds Laurie Whalin, who began serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Brunswick Medical Center in April 2021. King will lead all of Brunswick Medical Center’s hospital operations and work with leaders, physician partners and team members across the facility and throughout the coastal region.

King joined Novant Health more than 16 years ago as a certified nursing assistant in the ICU/ICU at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including as Director of Nursing at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

King attended nursing school at Forsyth Technical Community College and earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University. In 2016, she earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She was previously on the American Health Council’s “Nurses to Watch” list and is a founding committee member of Leadership Lewisville-Clemmons.

King also enjoys helping others in the community. More recently, she has been involved with the Clemmons Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, and Carolina Cross Connection.


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