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NCHA Names Cynthia Charles as Vice President of Communications and Public Relations

Cary, NC – June 14, 2019 – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) has named Cynthia Charles to the position of vice president of communications and public relations. Charles will be responsible for developing and implementing public relations and communications activities to support

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Peer support pilot shows significant reduction in opioid-related emergency visits

NCHA, NC DHHS partnership addresses critical issue through engagement, empathy Raleigh, NC – June 11, 2019 – A year after the announcement of a $1.37 million pilot program  employing individuals living in recovery with substance use disorder as part of emergency department care

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NC Healthcare Providers Renew Call for Collaboration on State Health Plan

$1.23 billion cash balance at State Health Plan could preserve care, transform plan Raleigh, NC – June 7, 2019 – At this week’s meeting of the North Carolina State Health Plan Board of Trustees, staff reported a cash balance of $1.23 billion, with

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NC Healthcare Providers Renew Call for Collaboration on State Health Plan

$1.23 billion cash balance at State Health Plan could preserve care, transform plan Raleigh, NC – June 7, 2019 – At this week’s meeting of the North Carolina State Health Plan Board of Trustees, staff reported a cash balance of $1.23 billion, with

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NCHA supports N.C. legislation to increase access to telehealth services

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems endorse legislation introduced today that will support healthcare providers in meeting the needs of patients and communities across the state through increased access to telehealth care. Primary bill sponsors

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Hospitals and health systems support N.C. legislative proposal to expand health insurance access to working families

Closing the coverage gap is a priority for healthcare providers Raleigh, NC – April 9, 2019  –  The North Carolina Healthcare Association endorses House Bill 655: NC Health Care for Working Families Act as a common-sense option to close the coverage gap and

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N.C. House Passes Measure Calling for Collaboration on State Health Plan

House Bill 184 Establishes Study Committee Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation to establish a joint legislative study committee to examine and redesign the State Health Plan in a way that adopts

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Building a better State Health Plan requires collaboration

Raleigh, NC – March 28, 2019  – This week, leaders and members of the House Health Committee stood up for the people and communities that elected them by supporting House Bill 184, calling for a study committee to evaluate and recommend redesign of

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FirstHealth recognized by NCHA for partnership to improve children’s health

The Daily Mile program gets kids and families moving February 21, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – FirstHealth of the Carolinas was honored this week by The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) with NCHA’s inaugural Healthier Communities Award. The newly-created award recognizes collaborative work

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The Outer Banks Hospital recognized by NCHA for innovation to support patients, community members with dementia

February 21, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – The Outer Banks Hospital was honored this week by The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) with NCHA’s inaugural Highsmith Award for Innovation. Named for Dr. John Highsmith, the first president of NCHA, the newly-created award recognizes

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