NCHA’s Newest Mentorship Class Pairs 26 Diverse Professionals with 21 Senior Healthcare Executives

Raleigh, NC – January 8, 2024 – The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF), charitable non-profit, innovative and programmatic arm of the North Carolina Healthcare Association, today announced the 2024 class of the Diverse Healthcare Leaders Mentorship Program. The competitive program is designed to

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NC Healthcare Association Cheers Launch of Medicaid Expansion

Raleigh, NC – Nov. 30, 2023 — The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and our 130 hospital and health system members are excited to see the launch of Medicaid expansion this week. For over a century, we have worked to ensure that all

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NCHA CEO Stephen Lawler to Retire at the End of 2024

Raleigh, NC – September 25, 2023 – North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. Lawler has announced that he will retire when his current contract expires, effective December 31, 2024. Lawler, 63, is the fourth professional chief executive

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NCHA Statement on General Assembly passing state budget enacting Medicaid expansion

Raleigh, NC – September 22, 2023 — The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) thanks the House and Senate for passing a budget that includes Medicaid expansion. Medicaid coverage will allow 600,000 working North Carolinians access to regular, preventive care, reducing emergency department visits, and

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NCHA Statement on North Carolina State Treasurer Report on Hospital Lawsuits Over Medical Debt

Raleigh, NC – August 16, 2023 – North Carolina hospitals and health systems are united in placing patients and families at the center of everything we do. As a field, we strive to deliver care for all people with dignity and compassion. This

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NCHA Welcomes Jessica Lewis as General Counsel

Raleigh, NC – July 27, 2023 – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), a statewide trade association representing more than 130 health systems and hospitals, has named Jessica M. Lewis, BSN, JD, to the position of General Counsel. Lewis will be responsible for

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Opinion: Setting the Record Straight on NC Medicaid Expansion Financing

A recent News & Observer article claiming that Medicaid expansion legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly could raise hospital prices paints a misleading picture by omitting key details important for context. House bill 76 “Access to Healthcare Options” is landmark legislation

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NCHA Statement on Passage of Medicaid Expansion, HASP Bill

Cary, NC – March 23, 2023 – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) applauds and thanks the House for their historic vote today passing HB 76 and moving North Carolina one step closer to expanding Medicaid.  “This landmark legislation will have lasting benefits

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NCHA Statement on Medicaid Expansion and HASP Agreement Announced by NC Senate Leader Berger and House Speaker Moore

Cary, NC – March 2, 2023 – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) congratulates and thanks the House and Senate leadership on reaching an agreement on the Healthcare Access and Stabilization Program and Medicaid expansion. We are pleased that they have agreed to

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NCHA Statement on North Carolina State Treasurer Report on Nonprofit Health System Leaders’ Compensation

Cary, NC – February 15, 2023 – A report released today by the North Carolina State Treasurer suggests that North Carolina health system executives’ compensation should be called into question and accuses them of not being sincerely committed to their organizations’ missions to

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