Supporting healthy and thriving communities and care systems in Western North Carolina.

WNC Health Network is an alliance of hospitals working together to improve health and healthcare in western North Carolina.

For more than 20 years, our member hospitals, public health partners, and staff have joined together to achieve excellence in community health improvement through collaboration, innovation, and best practice.

Together, we contribute to strong care systems and healthy and thriving communities. We align and connect key partners for greater impactstrengthen regional and local capacity with a focus on measurable results, and promote a culture of excellence and innovation.

“The level of collaboration between hospitals and public health departments in western North Carolina is unique and special. I’ve never experienced it before in my career.”

Jackie MedlandMission Hospital

“WNC Health Network greatly increased our knowledge and skill in conducting listening sessions and focus groups, as well as aggregating and analyzing narrative data. It will help the less-heard be listened to. It provided invaluable help in getting to our result of a richer data picture toward Tribal community health improvement.”

Martha Salyers Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health & Human Services Division

“WNC Health Network helped to facilitate a community meeting pertaining to the national opioid crisis and how it is impacting the local community. I’ve received several positive comments from community members and elected officials in attendance about their leadership in helping develop the basic components for a local plan to tackle this issue.”

Jim BrucknerMacon County

“WNC Health Network helped move our Transitions to Care team from talk to action using the RBA Whole Distance Exercise. Our group now better understands the process and has a clearer understanding of how to move forward.”

Tammy DillsHarris Regional Hospital

“After our training with WNC Health Network, our coalition is more aware of how the CHA process will work. They are also more empowered; they were asked to possibly become involved in a data team and had the chance to share what data they might contribute.”

Megan HauserHaywood County Health and Human Services

“Clay County Health Department is better off by having an outstanding evaluation plan for our grant efforts. WNC Health Network was wonderful to work with, we appreciate the work they put into our grant efforts on such a short notice.”

Matthew LyversClay County Health Department

“WNC Health Network has helped me better understand the methodology behind collecting some of the data we need. I truly appreciate the Network’s willingness to attend our coalition meeting to begin building the skills of our assessment team to conduct an evaluation of our work thus far. Building our capacity to do this type of work is much more sustainable than having to always rely on an outside evaluator.”

Jeff SpargoMitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force a program of Partners Aligned Toward Health

“WNC Health Network brought some new facilitation strategies and expertise to a challenging group process, leading to a better outcome than likely I would have achieved on my own. It’s a pleasure to work with the Network’s smart, helpful, pleasant, amazing staff! It is always a great, collaborative experience.”

Terri MarchMAHEC

“By having someone outside of our community assist with our No Wrong Door Initiative meeting, we were able to keep everyone on task and collect lots of information/data in a very short period of time. WNC Health Network did a wonderful job and we are very appreciative of their assistance!”

Lynnda BakerMacon County Public Health