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NCHA Mentorship Program: Apply Now to Be a Mentor or Mentee

As North Carolina demographics continue to shift, hospitals and health systems are increasingly focused on becoming more reflective of the patients and communities they serve. Having a diverse workplace is one of the greatest assets of any organization to improving employee morale and promoting retention – both

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Around The State

Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center is under new leadership. Dr. John Mann, a general surgeon, has been named president and CEO of the hospital. Mann also retains his capacity as Novant Health system surgical service line physician leader, held since 2016. St. Luke’s Hospital

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Invoice Capture & Workflow Approval with Commerce Bank

Power up your vendor payment process with NCHA Strategic Partner Commerce Bank. When you have a chance to save money, you take it, right? How about when a supplier offers you a discount for paying their invoice promptly? Gain the ability to create a

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2019 Child Health Report Card Highlights Increase in Youth Suicides

North Carolina’s 2019 Child Health Report Card gives the state high marks for children’s health coverage, but also points out some troubling trends. The rate of youth suicide in the state has nearly doubled over the previous decade. Suicide is now the second leading cause

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Healthy North Carolina 2030 Community Input Sessions

The Healthy North Carolina 2030 project brings together experts and leaders from multiple fields to inform the development of a common set of public health indicators and targets for the state over the next decade. These indicators will serve as the population health

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HHS Updates Decontamination Guidance for Chemical Incidents

The US Department of Health and Human Services has updated its guidance to help communities prepare for and respond to chemical incidents requiring mass decontamination. The updated guidance introduces a faster and more effective protocol for treating chemically contaminated patients, and includes a decision-support tool to help

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Around The State

HCA Healthcare recently announced veteran hospital leader Greg Lowe has been named president of the newly created Asheville-based North Carolina Division, which comprises the recently purchased Mission Health system of six hospitals in western North Carolina, effective April 1. Lowe has served as

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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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CMS Proposes to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting “Backdoor Rebates” and Encouraging Direct Discounts to Patients

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would amend the safe harbor regulation concerning discounts, which are defined as certain conduct that is protected from liability under the Federal anti-kickback statute, Section 1128B(b) of the Social

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