Affordability, access and quality of care. These are just a few of the challenges healthcare organizations face in today's turbulent healthcare environment. Carolinas HealthCare System is successfully navigating this environment, harnessing the knowledge of thousands at more than 900 care locations to transform the delivery of quality healthcare to every patient we serve.

Affiliating with Carolinas HealthCare System enables like-minded healthcare organizations to share in the knowledge, best practices and resources of a vast healthcare network while maintaining local autonomy. We offer a range of unique solutions, pressure-tested in our own system, to drive better outcomes, lower costs and increase access for our patients.

Affiliation options are varied and may include:

  • Clinical affiliation
  • A strategic services agreement
  • Full management services
  • A flexible arrangement scaled to your specific needs

Access to Leaders in Healthcare

Affiliating with Carolinas HealthCare System allows you to take advantage of our world-class expertise.

  • Best practice-sharing with 46 hospitals and more than 900 care locations.
  • Access to expertise in the development and management of service lines representing the full continuum of care, including primary care, behavioral health, cardiovascular health, oncology, pediatric medicine, imaging, and continuing care services such as rehabilitation, home health and hospice.

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Operational Enhancement

With opportunities to collaborate with service line leaders and operations staff, you'll have best-practice solutions at your fingertips.

  • Access to group purchasing opportunities to maximize savings and quality of products and supplies.
  • Ability to share data, streamline products and processes, and identify solutions to manage costs and improve efficiency and performance.
  • Expertise in managing physician networks and engaging physicians as partners.

Improved Quality

You'll benefit from a partnership with a system on the leading-edge of quality improvement.

  • Drawing on years of experience, we can help ensure successful accreditation with accrediting bodies, creating an environment of constant readiness that benefits patient safety.
  • Participate in Quality Safety Operations Councils™, system-wide, solution-focused collaboratives that build on the clinical experiences and achievements of providers across care locations to develop and replicate best practices aimed at improving quality, patient safety and operations.
  • Be part of a system that has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and awarded multiple contracts to improve care.
  • Carolinas HealthCare System was one of the first healthcare systems in the nation to form its own Patient Safety Organization to share information across a system. Organizations that affiliate with us can benefit from robust data capabilities that help providers create measurable, lasting patient care improvements.

Patient Experience

Our patient-centered focus drives everything we do.

  • We seek to partner with organizations that share our mission, offering the clinical and operational resources needed to help ensure consistently high quality patient care and positive patient experiences.

Access to Unparalleled Analytics

The volume and breadth of our clinical data is a significant asset not available to non-provider analytics companies.

  • Dickson Advanced Analytics (DA2), the data analytics arm of Carolinas HealthCare System, offers a team of highly skilled professionals at the forefront of data analytics in healthcare.
  • DA2 has developed innovative tools and technologies that enable us to predict population health needs and understand best next steps, elevating patient outcomes and driving operational improvement.

Clinical Integration

As a strategic affiliate, you have the opportunity to access our nationally recognized clinical programs and virtual care offerings.

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