Rural Health

We strive to create stable rural health services that meet the changing needs of North Carolina’s rural communities while demonstrating value to the overall system of care. This collaborative learning network, in partnership with the NC Office of Rural Health, aims to improve quality and safety of patient care by improving performance in inpatient and outpatient core measures, certain care transition measures and patient scores.NCHA supports the implementation of small, rural hospital improvement projects for 33 small, rural hospitals through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP).

NCHF is facilitating hospital-community partnerships to improve health outcomes through community-led, systems-level solutions and sustainable collaborative investments. Rural hospitals are anchors in the community – providing safety net services, community benefits, and driving the economy as one of the largest employers.