News Release: NC Hospital Foundation Announces Disaster Relief Fund

Donations will support recovery efforts for hospital and health system employees and their communities affected by Hurricane Florence

Cary, NC – September 18, 2018 – Throughout the devastation of Hurricane Florence and in the days following, we have been reminded of the resilience of North Carolina’s healthcare systems and their dedicated employees. Thousands of doctors, nurses, technicians and support personnel have spent days and nights at their hospitals, providing care and safe shelter to their neighbors in need, despite the circumstances that may await them at their own homes.

The North Carolina Hospital Foundation, the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the NC Healthcare Association, has established a Disaster Relief Fund to support North Carolina’s healthcare workers and their communities as they begin the process of rebuilding. Find out more and donate here.

“In times of need, the public turns to their hospital and health system as a trusted destination for care,” said Terry Akin, CEO of Cone Health and chair of the North Carolina Hospital Foundation.  “When a disaster happens, we see our employees make remarkable personal sacrifices to ensure that care continues in their communities. This fund is an opportunity not only to provide help to those folks who are most impacted by this storm, but also to acknowledge the importance of the entire healthcare team.”

One hundred percent of donations received will go to foster and accelerate the collective impact of hospitals, health systems, and care providers to help restore the health of communities affected by the storm. The NC Hospital Foundation will manage the distribution of funds to NCHA member hospital and health system employees who suffered significant property loss to their homes/residences during the hurricane and flooding.


Established in 1961, the North Carolina Hospital Foundation is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the NC Healthcare Association. Its mission is to foster and accelerate the collective impact of hospitals, health systems and community partners to improve the health of North Carolinians.

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) represents North Carolina’s individual and multi-hospital health systems — teaching, rural, small community, suburban, specialty, and continuing care facilities — providing acute care, rehabilitative, behavioral, psychiatric and veterans’ services.  Since 1918, NCHA has served as a resource for hospitals, health systems, and other stakeholders delivering information and insight, services, support, education, policy, and advocacy.

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