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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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State Health Plan Proposed Changes Threaten Healthcare Access for All

Raleigh NC – November 28, 2018 – Healthcare leaders across the state say the impact of proposed changes to the State Health Plan will limit choices for all North Carolinians, including state employees, teachers and their families in need of healthcare services. A

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North Carolina Healthcare Providers Express Concern Over Proposed State Health Plan Network

New Strategy Threatens Access to Care for all North Carolinians October 24, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – Leaders from North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems and the NC Medical Society are expressing concerns over a new network for the State Health Plan that

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General Assembly, Governor Cooper Approve Hurricane Relief Funding for Community Hospitals

Funds to be administered through the North Carolina Hospital Foundation October 19, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – This week, Governor Cooper signed into law a disaster relief bill developed by the NC General Assembly that provides $500,000 in financial assistance for community hospitals

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NCHA Responds to Treasurer Dale Folwell’s New Provider Reimbursement Plan

October 4, 2018 – Cary, NC – Once again, State Treasurer Dale Folwell has proven that he has neither an insurance nor a healthcare background and is unwilling to work with those who do. Mr. Folwell, an accountant, has limited understanding of the complexity

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Free Access to Telehealth Services Through Storm

**If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.**   September 17 – Updated 3:30 pm Atrium Health – Atrium Health is waiving the regular fee for Virtual Visits completed in North Carolina and South Carolina, starting September 13. Patients will need to use

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Hospital Phone Service Affected by Storm in Many Areas

September 17, 2018 – Updated 1:30 PM ET First Health –  Phone service to all their locations has been restored. Onslow Memorial – Phone service is still out to their facility. See more information here. New Hanover Regional – Phone service has been restored.

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News Release: North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems stand ready and prepared to care

Cary, NC – September 13, 2018 – As Hurricane Florence nears landfall, North Carolina’s hospitals are activating emergency command centers, stocking supplies and preparing to house staff and patients through the storm. Preparedness is a top priority for hospitals and health systems, on

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