NCHA President Bill Pully Announces Retirement
Bill Pully, president of the North Carolina Hospital Association since 1999, announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2016. During his tenure as president, he led the Association in numerous initiatives, most notably the creation of the North Carolina Quality Center. Pully also forged a strong, collaborative and ongoing relationship with the NC Division of Public Health that led to the establishment of the North Carolina Emergency Surveillance System, a unique public-private partnership that electronically monitors emergency departments across the state in near-real time for early detection of disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attack. Always looking to the future, Pully led NCHA in responding to members’ needs in the changing healthcare environment by expanding data analytics, promoting patient- and family-centered care and identifying and supporting best practices to lower healthcare costs. Prior to becoming president, he served for 15 years as NCHA's chief lobbyist, during which time he was involved in almost every major legislative healthcare initiative in North Carolina, including the expansion of health coverage for pregnant women and infants. Hugh Tilson, currently chief operating officer, will serve as interim president. To ensure a smooth transition, Pully will remain as president emeritus as the Board conducts the search for a permanent replacement.
Healthcare Heroes Shine During Hurricane Matthew
Throughout the devastation of Hurricane Matthew and in the days following, we have been reminded of the resilience of North Carolina's healthcare systems and their dedicated employees. From operating on emergency power to supporting those who have been evacuated from their homes, those organizations impacted by the storm continue to demonstrate their commitment to serving their communities. Thousands of hospital employees continue to care for their neighbors, despite their own circumstances. NCHA, through the North Carolina Hospital Foundation, has established the North Carolina Hospital Employee Assistance Fund to provide aid to NCHA member hospital and health system employees impacted by the storm and its aftermath. Find out more about the fund and how to donate.
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?
NCHA High Performance Health System Collaborative
Health system leaders and care teams are overwhelmed by the pace and scope of effort required to transform their organizations to meet the new expectations of “value” and financial risk. The transformation requires a deep understanding of current vs. future capabilities, and the ability to establish a thoughtfully sequenced strategic plan that achieves measurable value at a pace that matches the workforce’s readiness to change. In partnership with The Dartmouth Institute, NCHA is launching a High Performance Health System Collaborative that helps each member define the key objectives and supporting capabilities required to transition from the current state to a higher level of readiness for emerging risk-based payment models (i.e. North Carolina’s Medicaid Reform plan, Accountable Care Organizations, etc). For more information on the collaborative, see the attached flyer or go to https://www.ncha.org/high-performance-health-system.
Join the 2017 NCHA Corporate Sponsorship Program
Want to do business with North Carolina's hospitals and health systems? Let the North Carolina Hospital Association help with the introductions. Make meaningful business connections with key decision-makers from NC hospitals and health systems by enrolling today in the 2017 NCHA Corporate Sponsorship Program. The program provides four tiers with benefits for each level of participation and support. For details, see the brochure. Questions? Contact Pamala Rogers at 919-677-4127 or email@example.com.