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
  • Phyllis Wingate, Board Chair, Former President & SVP North Division (retired)| Atrium Health
  • Vanessa Ervin, MBA, MRA, President & CEO | Carobell, Inc.
  • Greg Gombar, Executive VP & CFO | CHS
  • Lin Hollowell III, Director, Healthcare | The Duke Endowment
  • Stephen J. Lawler, President & CEO | NCHA
  • Chuck Mantooth, FACHE, President & CEO | ARHS
  • Allen Smart, Principal | PhilanthropywoRx
  • Michael C. Tarwater, FACHE, Director & Senior Advisor | The Leon Levine Foundation
  • Michael R. Waldrum, MD, Chief Executive Officer | Vidant 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


CaroNova is a new partnership between the foundations at the North Carolina Healthcare Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and The Duke Endowment.

Give Today to Improve Healthcare in North Carolina

Your generous contribution supports the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation’s efforts to connect hospitals, health systems, care providers and communities to work collaboratively on addressing priority health issues.

Help Sustain Diverse Mentorship Program

Join us in support of the 5-year fundraising campaign to grow and sustain the NCHF Diverse Healthcare Leaders Mentorship Program.

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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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