Alphabetical Listing of Our Business Partners

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Property & Casualty
Bill Yaeger
NCHA Strategic Partners Workers' Compensation Fund, Inc.
Bill Yaeger
Employee Benefits Division
Dan Brandon

Arthur J. Gallagher, previously known as McNeary, has been the preferred insurance services partner of NCHA since 1964. Working with nearly 250 hospitals in the southeast and over 50 hospitals in North Carolina, Arthur J. Gallagher assists clients with property and liability insurance brokerage, employee benefits insurance services, third party claims administration, and risk management consulting and software.

Commerce Bank

Mark Ellis

Commerce Bank Automated A/P Solution allows hospitals to pay vendors electronically to reduce checks, increase float and receive a revenue share on total spend. There is no cost associated with this program and works with all software/ERP systems. This revenue share generator is a "win-win" scenario! Commerce works with hundreds of hospitals and hospital systems across the country.

G4S Secure Solutions

Robert Garza
Dallas Clark

Safe, secure transportation and guardianship of behavioral health patients from ED to appropriate care facility.

Healthcare Staffing Services Program

Sherry Kolb

A temporary workforce solution sponsored by NCHA Strategic Partners designed to provide qualified, pre-approved nursing and allied health professionals (travelers) in the areas of Nursing, Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Respiratory and Surgical.


Cindy Clark

Outsourced innovation services and support to help you turn ideas to transform healthcare into concrete products and services to improve patient health

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Michael Worsman

The Benefit Planning Group, A Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA-BPG), is a subsidiary of the world’s largest consulting firm. Based in the Triangle, MMA-BPG works locally and nationally with healthcare organizations offering full-service, employee benefits design and consulting. MMA-BPG specializes in customized plans for healthcare organizations that enhance business strategies, core values and culture. Their level of innovation and support will be highly beneficial as healthcare systems move to population-based payment model. MMA-BPG’s client-centric approach means looking at your company holistically, including benefits, compensation, and related technology solutions. For more details, contact Michael Worsman at 919-489-1720 x109 or , and go online to

Merritt Hawkins

Mark Conley

Merritt Hawkins, a division of AMN Healthcare, Inc., is the largest permanent placement physician search and consulting firm in the United States. Merritt Hawkins conducts more than 2,600 permanent physician search assignments each year. Merritt Hawkins also specializes in the permanent recruitment of advanced practice allied health care professionals, such as certified registered nurse anesthetists, pharmacists, dosimetrists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and others. The company is widely published and provides research information that includes a variety of surveys, such as its Review of Physician Recruitment Incentives (published annually in Modern Healthcare magazine) its Survey of Final Year Medical Residents, which has been referenced in The Wall Street Journal and many other publications, and its Survey of Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue. In addition, the firm conducts educational seminars and staffing presentations at conferences nationwide. Merritt Hawkins' expertise is reflected in the dozens of articles written by or quoting its consultants that are published in health care journals every year. An industry leader for 20 years, Merritt Hawkins is the most consistently effective and service-oriented physician search firm in the nation.

NC MedAssist

Nicole Banahene
866-331-1348 Ext 1732

NC MedAssist is a statewide no-profit pharmacy that provides free prescription medicines to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist is able to reach those in need by partnering with free clinics, health departments and hospitals across the state; serving clients directly by providing mail order service to their homes. NC MedAssist has contracts with seven major pharmaceutical companies that donate over 100 brand name medications for qualifying residents; therefore, significantly eliminating non-emergent ER visits.

NC Prescription Savings Program

Jody Fleming

Discount Rx card for average savings of 15-60% on generic and brand name drugs. Benefits to Hospital:

  • Better Compliance Data
  • Medication Look up Tool
  • Reconciliation and readmission tracking and trends
  • Greater Member Savings & Loylaty
  • No Cost
Advantages to Patients:
  • This is not insurance
  • One card can be used for entire household
  • Savings
  • Lowest Prices
  • No Limitations
  • Accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies
  • Free

NCHA Healthcare Retirement Program

Ronnie Botros
Jody Fleming

This multiple employer plan offers comparable or superior benefits without changing existing plan infrastructure or design and without incurring start-up or ongoing harddollar costs. The retirement program also offers reduced advisory and investment fees to employers and plan participants.

NCHA Strategic Partners Workers' Compensation Fund, Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Bill Yaeger

Since 1993, the NCHE Workers' Compensation Fund has provided a market for reasonably priced workers' compensation coverage for North Carolina hospitals. With nearly 40 members, the Fund utilizes assertive claims management, sound risk management and an efficient member-owned organizational structure to deliver workers' compensation coverage. Members have the added benefit of ownership, affording a voice in operation of the Fund.


Rusty Keith

PatientPing is a health technology company that is building a national community of engaged providers who are sharing information, coordinating care, and working together to get patients healthier faster. By connecting care teams through real-time information sharing, PatientPing enables providers to deliver higher quality and more cost-effective care, improving patient outcomes and experience.

Principal Financial Group

Ronnie Botros

Principal Financial Group provides custom financial solutions for NCHA members including cost savings measures for the benefit plans and professional employee education. Their goal is to help members Recruit, Reward, Retain and successfully Retire their employees and key executives. They aim to save the members such a substantial sum by leveraging the power of Principal, as to mitigate the effects of the ACA and cuts in government programs. Principal Financial Group understands the need to cut costs and feels that their efforts could potentially save jobs and foster loyalty among employees.

Readmissions Readiness Initiative

Chris Skowronek

The Readmissions Readiness Initiative (RRI) provides insight into hospital readmissions in an effort to improve quality of care and reduce costs. RRI is powered by the NCHA PDS+ incollaboration with the NC Quality Center and the Center for Affordable Healthcare.

Staff Care

Michelle Dunn

Staff Care, a division of AMN Healthcare, Inc., is the nation's leading locum tenens staffing firm, working with over 8,500 independent contractor providers annually. Staff Care fills short-term vacancies in all physician specialties, as well as CRNAs. The company assists hospitals, medical groups, occupational medical clinics, individual practitioners, networks, psychiatric facilities, government institutions, and other organizations to maintain patient care, referrals, and revenue. Recognized publications, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and American Medical News, regularly seek the expertise of Staff Care consultants, and the company publishes several annual studies of the healthcare staffing industry. Staff Care also sponsors the prestigious Country Doctor of the Year Award®. This annual award, which honors the spirit, skill and dedication of America's rural medical practitioners, has brought positive recognition to rural medicine through profiles in dozens of media outlets, including Parade, People magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and many others.


Jody Fleming

SunRx is a pharmacy services provider that assists hospitals in establishing and operating 340b contract and in-house pharmacy arrangements by offering consulting processes and software to support the evaluation, planning, implementation, dispensing, inventory control, replenishment, reporting and auditing of 340b and other pharmacy transactions to eligible patients.

Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company

Jamey Motter, Truven Health Analytics
Chris Skowronek, NCHA

Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, has been a leader for more than 30 years in delivering unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, services, and related expertise to the healthcare industry. We collaborate with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes.

Verge Solutions, LLC

Megan Clancey

Verge Solutions offers 100% web-based solutions for managing process improvement in hospitals and health systems. VSuite, modules work together to automate and integrate information and processes, to increase efficiency and improve the quality of care.

We provide outstanding, reliable customer service! Our account managers help our customers with form building, data migration, reporting and more. Monthly trainings and roundtables are offered, as well as a VCommunity of resources (such as TJC audits and sample reports).

We offer solutions in the following areas:
  • Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance (including Audit and Data Collection)
  • Incident Reporting & Management
  • Claims Management
  • Patient Relations
  • Committee and Workflow Management
  • Credentialing, Re-credentialing and Privileges Management (FPPE/OPPE management)
  • Workers Comp
  • Peer Review
  • Patient Safety Organization
Through Verge offerings, you can streamline information and track results. Improve the overall quality at your healthcare facility, reduce costs and become more efficient with Verge Solutions!


Jody Fleming, Central NC
Irene Watts, Western NC

NCHA Strategic Partner for non-acute care supply chain management. Provista was founded in 1994 and is an established supply chain partner. They are the only company that has expanded past health care into government, education and business. With more than $100 billion in purchasing power and 90% product coverage, Provista is connecting customers with top contracts from the nation’s leading suppliers, but they go beyond contracts, adding value to businesses through innovative supply chain solutions.