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Mobile Health Programs Bring Care to North Carolina Communities

When most people get sick, they drive to a primary care or urgent care office. But that’s not possible for everyone. So, North Carolina hospitals are finding ways to bring medical care directly to the people. In Forsyth County, Wake Forest Baptist Health

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Taking Care of Patients, Come Hurricanes or High Water

In September 2018, Hurricane Florence hit eastern North Carolina. Flooding, power outages and days of rain caused billions of dollars in damage. As many communities struggled to hold on, hospitals across the central and eastern regions of the state had their own mission

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals

  Hospitals know that being an active member of the community is essential to understanding how to help the community thrive. But engaging with the community can also play a big role in cultivating the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare

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Prime Policy Group’s Healthcare Today – Aug. 16, 2019

The Trump Administration released a final rule this week to redefine “public charge” in our immigration law to allow the federal government to deny green cards to individuals who would qualify for Medicaid and other federal benefits. Previously, public charge was defined as

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Prime Policy Group’s Healthcare Today – Aug. 9, 2019

The issue of surprise medical bills continues to be a big focus in Washington and around the country. Physicians for Fair Coverage is planning a communications and grassroots blitz in the home states and districts of members of Congress. The organization backs an

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North Carolina Hospitals Respond to State Health Plan Announcement

We are pleased to see this positive step forward for the benefit of North Carolina teachers, state employees and retirees. While the specific benefit design for this plan has yet to be seen, this move will help maintain access to in-network care for

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North Carolina’s Healthcare Leaders Send Open Letter to NCGA Senators

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, leaders from North Carolina’s hospitals, health systems and physician provider groups sent the following open letter via email to members of North Carolina’s State Senate asking them to support uninterrupted access to in-network care for our state’s employees

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Hospital Leaders Condemn Employee Union for Personal Attacks

Earlier this week, an organization funded by the State Employees Association of North Carolina launched a website and television commercial personally attacking North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) Board Chair Dr. Mike Waldrum, who has been a vocal champion for his community. Dr. Waldrum,

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NCHA Statement on Revised State Health Plan Proposal

Regarding the North Carolina State Treasurer’s announcement yesterday that he will further alter the State Health Plan in an effort to lure more hospitals, decisions about whether or not to opt-in to the Treasurer’s new offer remain up to individual hospitals and health

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NC Healthcare Association Honors Joann Anderson with Distinguished Service Award

Joann Anderson, RN, MSN, president and CEO of Southeastern Health in Lumberton, has been awarded the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s (NCHA) highest honor — the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The award is given each year to an NCHA member executive whose contributions to

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