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Providers Working Together
In 1995, a group of dedicated individuals decided to make a difference in healthcare in western North Carolina. They began to identify, explore, and implement opportunities to save money and collaborate among the area’s hospitals and healthcare systems. WNC Health Network, a 501(c)3 corporation, initially included 16 hospitals in western North Carolina. Today, 51 health systems representing 93 hospitals collaborate within the Network. These hospitals are located throughout the Carolinas, Southern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, Western Pennslyvania, and Kentucky. Collaboration started with quality improvement and cost savings. It has developed over time to include a regional health information exchange (WNC Data Link), additional value through group purchasing aggregation and sharing best practices, and a focus on population health. Other healthcare partners, along with hospital members, are engaged to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision.