Archive for the COVID19 Category

North Carolina Healthcare Association Announces Position Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Healthcare Employees

Several health systems will be among the first to require vaccination of employees   Cary, NC – July 22, 2021 – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) today is announcing a position approved by the association’s board of trustees supporting COVID-19 vaccination requirements

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NCHA Statement on Medicaid Expansion in Governor’s Proposed Budget

CARY, NC (March 26, 2021) – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) is pleased to see Medicaid expansion included in Governor Cooper’s proposed budget. North Carolina is one of only 12 states that has not yet taken advantage of expanding coverage to thousands

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Broad Coalition of Health Care Groups Urge All Eligible to Get Vaccinated

RALEIGH — As a broad group of organizations representing your community’s physicians, physician assistants, health clinics, hospitals and local health departments, we strongly encourage everyone currently eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine to do so as soon as possible. Getting vaccinated with one

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NCHA applauds Governor’s modified stay-at-home order

Directive aims to help stem COVID-19 spread CARY, NC – Steve Lawler, president of the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), offered the following statement today on Governor Cooper announcing a modified stay-at-home order to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. “North Carolina

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Health Systems and Hospitals Urge North Carolinians to Unite to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The following statement is made on behalf of the Chief Medical Officers and Chief Clinical Officers of North Carolina Healthcare Systems and Hospitals identified below. What would you do to save someone’s life? For most people, it’s an easy answer: at a minimum,

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Joint Statement Urging North Carolinians to Get Influenza Vaccinations to Protect Themselves when Flu Season Arrives as the COVID-19 Pandemic Remains a Public Health Threat

The following joint statement is endorsed by these organizations: AARP North Carolina, Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, Mutual Drug/CPESN, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Alliance of Public Health Agencies, North

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‘Made in NC’ Initiative Unites Public and Private Sector to Deliver Vital COVID-19 PPE to Health Care Workers Statewide

New collaboration will produce nearly 2 million N95 respirators per year to address the urgent need for affordable access to essential PPE in communities that need them most DURHAM, N.C. – Organizations from both the public and private sector have teamed up to

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OP-ED: Seizing the Opportunity to Build More Equitable Systems of Care

By Julia Wacker Senior Vice President, North Carolina Healthcare Foundation    The Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina has been an anchor in its community, providing afterschool enrichment for children, for decades. Then COVID struck, schools closed, and the world

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Fill the Gap Grants Inject Over $1.5 Million Into NC Underserved and Rural Communities

Funding represents second round of NC Healthcare Foundation’s support of local COVID-19 Initiatives  CARY, NC – July 21, 2020 – From helping economically distressed families live healthier in New Bern, to assisting victims of domestic violence in Durham, to supporting tele-health in Crossnore,

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Digital PPE Partnership Saves Time, Money for North Carolina Hospitals in COVID-19 Response

As diagnosed COVID-19 cases rise, health care providers continue to face high demand and low supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gowns, and gloves. The supply chain has been challenging and inefficient, especially for smaller and rural hospitals and post-acute care

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