Rural Hospital Conference of the Carolinas Nov. 8-9
The 17th Annual Rural Hospital Conference of the Carolinas (formerly The Small and Rural Hospital Conference) is Nov. 8-9 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel. This event is co-sponsored by NCHA, the SC Hospital Association and The Duke Endowment. The 2017 Rowland-Hite Keynote Address is “Strengths-Based Futuring: Competing with a Purpose” by Connie Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC, associate executive director & chief futurist, Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska. This presentation will introduce Strengths-Based Futuring by exploring megatrends impacting rural community development and discussing the urgency of future-focused leadership. Rural health care providers can blend high-touch community development with high-tech innovations and future-focused leadership to compete with a purpose. Other topics include: Medicaid's Role in Sustaining Rural Hospitals; Keys to Raising More Money for Your Mission; The Health Workforce in Rural Communities: Perspectives from the U.S. and the Carolinas; Seeking New Models to Maintain Access to Health Care in Rural Communities; and much more. See the brochure for details. Register online here.
#123forEquity Training Symposium Offered Nov. 30
America’s hospitals and health systems are working hard to ensure that every person in every community receives high-quality, equitable and safe care. To do that, we must eliminate health and healthcare disparities that continue to exist for far too many racially, ethnically and culturally diverse individuals. NCHA is hosting a #123forEquity Training Symposium, “Improving Health Care Quality, Achieving Health Equity and Meeting the Goals of the #123forEquity,” on Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NCHA headquarters in Cary. The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Disparities Solutions Center will provide effective strategies to achieve the #123forEquity pledge goals. The curriculum will focus on improving healthcare quality, addressing disparities and advancing diversity inclusion. See the flyer for details and register here (Discount Code EOC17)
Poll Results: North Carolinians Put Blame for Rising Healthcare Costs Mostly on Insurers, Government
More than half of North Carolinians consider insurance companies and government to be at fault for the increasing costs of healthcare. Results of a spring poll of registered voters by Mason Dixon Polling and Research indicate that 34 percent believe insurance companies are most responsible, while 25 percent hold government more accountable for healthcare costs. Only 13 percent of those polled attribute rising healthcare costs directly to medical providers. Read more here.
Become a 2018 NCHA Corporate Sponsor
NCHA’s Corporate Sponsorship Program is designed to provide companies yearlong exposure and interaction with top decision-makers from North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems. Our program runs from Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018 and offers four levels of participation. Sign up today for opportunities to:
- Foster positive relationships with new and current customers
- Increase brand awareness
- Showcase your products and services
- Build business prospects
- Enhance your understanding of the healthcare field
See the 2018 NCHA Corporate Sponsorship Guide for more details. Sign up early to guarantee your spot at the Summer Meeting Trade Show. The 2018 meeting will be extra special as NCHA celebrates its 100th Anniversary! Questions? Contact Pamala Rogers, Corporate Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-677-4127.
NC Hospitals & Health Systems Boost State Economy
Hospitals and health care systems are a vital economic force in North Carolina. A new report shows the state’s health care sector generated $22.4 billion in labor income and $37.8 billion in gross domestic product last year. Hospitals directly and indirectly support nearly 400,000 jobs, or nearly 8.7 percent of total employment across the state. The Economic Impact of Hospitals and Health Systems in North Carolina, produced by RTI International and the North Carolina Hospital Association, examines the multiple ways health care influences local economic development: creating local jobs and educating the future workforce, attracting and retaining business, and providing essential unreimbursed services to the community. See the full report here.
NC Hospitals are Here for You When You Need Us
NC Hospitals are here for you when you need us and even when you don’t. Have you ever considered what it takes to make that possible?