On June 2, 1918 in Greensboro, Dr. J.F. Highsmith of Fayetteville proposed that the N.C. Committee on Hospital Standardization, made up of three physicians and three registered nurses, become the North Carolina Hospital Association. A day later, a constitution and bylaws were proposed stating that the objective of the association "shall be the promotion of economy and efficiency in hospital management and the welfare of hospitals and hospital workers in North Carolina."
Although the delivery of health care has changed extensively over the past 99 years, NCHA’s commitment to member hospitals has not wavered. NCHA represents more than 130 hospitals providing acute care, rehabilitative, behavioral, psychiatric and veterans’ services. We help our hospitals do what they do best— meet the health care needs of their communities.