North Carolina Healthcare Foundation



The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the North Carolina Healthcare Association. Established in 1961, the Foundation supports the Association’s work in quality improvement, patient safety and rural health care. In recent years, the Foundation has served as a pathway for the Association to:

  • Convene member hospitals and their community partners to address social determinants of health
  • Advocate for rural hospitals to provide essential services
  • Support innovative data-driven initiatives to improve healthcare
  • Address barriers to establishing a high-quality behavioral health system across the state

Steve Lawler, Foundation Interim Chair | President & CEO | NCHA

Paul Cunningham, MD, Dean Emeritus | ECU School of Medicine

Vanessa Ervin, Trustee | Onslow Memorial

Greg Gombar, Executive VP & CFO | CHS

Lin Hollowell, Director, Healthcare | TDE

Steve Lawler, President & CEO | NCHA

Chuck Mantooth, President & CEO | ARHS

Leah McCall Devlin, DDS, Professor of the Practice/Health Policy & Management | UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Allen Smart, Consultant | Rural Philanthropy

Cassius Williams, Trustee | Vidant

Phyllis Wingate, Former President & SVP North Division (retired)| Atrium Health

To foster and accelerate the collective impact of hospitals, health systems and community partners to improve the health of North Carolinians.

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation is proud of our partnerships with the following organizations to support key initiatives:

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

The Duke Endowment

NC DHHS Division of Public Health

NC DHHS Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

NC DHHS Office of Rural Health

North Carolina Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Response Initiatives

Feeding the Soul: NCHF COVID-19 Healthcare Hero Response Fund

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation’s COVID-19 Healthcare Hero Response Fund is partnering with locally owned restaurants in hard hit communities on a Feeding the Soul campaign to provide meals to healthcare heroes who are on the front lines of caring for patients and communities in this pandemic.

NCHF COVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation has created the COVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund to partner with private philanthropy, corporate partners, and major gift donors to rapidly meet critical needs in North Carolina that are not being addressed through state or federal coronavirus funds.

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North Carolina Healthcare Association

2400 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

Main: 919-677-2400
Fax: 919-677-4200

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