Yes, North Carolina's hospitals provide compassionate, high quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week within a hospital’s walls. But they do so much more than that.

Hospitals work to make their communities healthier through numerous community outreach programs, education efforts, health screenings, and various wellness and prevention activities. As the health needs of communities change, the instantly recognizable blue and white “H” sign points patients and families to the one place they can rely on to meet their needs – their local hospital.

See how hospitals are connecting with local organizations and creating innovative programs to build stronger, healthier communities.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

In Striking Nationwide Trend, Hospitals Take on Hunger to Improve Overall Health

ARHS partners with Hunger and Health Coalition to support patients facing food insecurity

ARHS Partners with Community Organizations to Provide Free Physicals to Student Athletes

Ashe Memorial Hospital

Ashe Memorial Hospital's Food Pantry Program - Using Nutrition to Heal

Atrium Health (Formerly Carolinas HealthCareSystem)

Clean Air Carolina Partners with Atrium Health and Novant Health to Improve Air Quality During Hospital Construction

CHS-Lincolnton adopts local schools and supports students for success

CHS volunteers screen 2,700+ student-athletes at 'Heart of a Champion' events in 5 counties over 10 years

Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare & Mecklenburg Health Dept. Partner to Improve Access to Quality Healthcare (audio)

Greg Miller from CHS explains how Med1 Mobile Medical Unit works w other NC hospitals to set up care during natural disasters (audio)

CHS Collaborates with Novant Health to Support Underserved Communities  

CHS Launches New Mobile Lung Cancer Screening Unit to Help Rural Communities Get Access to Care

Carolinas HealthCare System's HEALTHWORKS Program Helps Business Manage Employee Health Costs

Carolinas HealthCare System & CaroMont Health Team Up to Help Girls on the Run

CaroMont Health

CaroMont Health Partners with The Baby Box Co. to Provide Free, Portable Beds to Local Parents

Hoping to warm hundreds of Gaston County folks, CaroMont Health coat drive benefits Closet of Hope this winter

CaroMont Health works with community partners to give local children a happy, healthy start to the school year

CaroMont and FaithHealth-Gaston offer support system for senior patients

CaroMont partners with county to decrease sick leave costs with wellness program

CaroMont Works with Community Organizations to Throw Healthy Back-to-School Bash for Kids

CaroMont Health Partners With Gaston County Sheriff to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Catawba Valley Medical Center

CVMC partners with six local schools to conduct post-concussion testing for student athletes

CVMC Pledges $200K for Habitat Repairs! Healthy Home Program

CVMC partners with YMCA to Bring LIVESTRONG to adult cancer survivors

Cone Health

Cone Health Steps in to Re-open Clara F. Gunn Center, Serve the Physical and Financial Needs of the Community

United Way of NC awards its Excellence in Community Spirit to Cone Health for strengthening its community through volunteering, financial investment and community partnerships

Cone Health continues investment in community paramedic program to help Guilford County residents stay healthy

Greensboro farmer's market continues food assistance program with help from Cone Health

Guilford County Coalition Partners with Cone Health to Ensure Babies Have the Healthy Start They Deserve (audio)

Cone Health Aims to Address Health Care Disparities with Formation of the Black and African American Healthcare Network Group

Cone Health donates new medical equipment to Burlington police

Cone Health & Triad Volunteers Make Christmas Warm & Memorable for Area's Homeless Population


Seven hospitals partner with 311 congregations across 19 counties to improve patient health outcomes

FirstHealth of the Carolinas

FirstHealth Breaks Ground for New Dental Care Center at East Middle School in Biscoe

Frye Regional Medical Center

Frye Regional launches community education campaign to increase heart health & reduce heart issues

Halifax Regional Medical Center

Halifax Regional partners with education, government, faith and community service orgs to help community eat healthier, exercise more & get well

Halifax Regional Develops Innovative Programs to Keep its Community Healthy (audio)

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Hugh Chatham holds concussion screenings at Elkin High School

Iredell Health System

Iredell Health Nurses Support PowerCross & Local Youth with Food Drive

McDowell Hospital

McDowell Hospital partners with YMCA to provide free, nutritious after-school meals


AHA Community Connections Highlights How NC Hospitals Work in Their Communities to Promote Health & Wellness

Mission Health

Mission Health ranked as one of the best in the country for employee health & well-being

Mission Health works with MANNA and YMCA to eliminate food insecurity

Mission Health's Project Access provides care for the area's indigent and underserved populations

Mission Health Provides $869K to 17 Western NC Agencies for "Be Well, Get Well and Stay Well" Efforts

Mission Health Partners with Community Orgs to Give Pre-Schoolers the Best Shot at Health, Wellness & Success

Mission Health and UNC Asheville Partner to Create New Health & Wellness Opportunities for their Region

Mission Health partners with other community organizations to fight childhood obesity




New Hanover Regional Medical Center

NHRMC Partners with the Community to Resolve Local Food Deserts

NHRMC NICU Volunteers Comfort & Cuddle Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 

Northern Hospital of Surry County

Northern Hospital gives local students opportunity to work in the healthcare field for the summer

Northern Hospital unveils drug safety bags to ensure better medication management for discharged patients

Novant Health

Novant Health and BB&T partner to improve healthcare access for Winston-Salem Latino community

Novant Health & Mecklenburg Co. DHS Team Up to Offer Free Flu Shots

Clean Air Carolina Partners with Atrium Health and Novant Health to Improve Air Quality During Hospital Construction

Novant Health launches emerging leaders program, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare & Mecklenburg Health Dept. Partner to Improve Access to Quality Healthcare (audio)

Novant launches community preventive care initiatives for heart, diabetes and sleep

Novant Health Collaborates with Carolinas HealthCare to Support Underserved Communities

Novant Health Team Members Pledge More Than $1 Million to Local Communities

Novant Health Offers Hour-Long, Discounted Heart Health Screenings to At-Risk Patients

Novant Health Partners with Wells Fargo, Susan G. Komen to support breast health initiatives for under-served populations

Novant Health Annual Asthma Awareness Camp - Young Lungs Without Limits

Novant Partners with Livingstone College to Provide Biometric Screenings, Improve Student Health

Novant Health & YMCA Team Up to Offer Free Weight-Loss Program

Onslow Memorial Hospital

Onslow Memorial Hospital Develops Post-discharge Program with Caring Community Clinic (audio)

Randolph Health

Randolph Health teams up with FaithHealthNC to help hospital "super users" get and stay healthy

Randolph Health's CHC BetterCare Program Brings Healthcare to the Workplace

AEC Sings the Praises of Randolph Health's BetterCare Program

Southeastern Health

Southeastern Health offers free prostate exams to at-risk and under-served members of the community

SeHealth’s CHS department is key to a healthier community

Southeastern Health & Compassion for U Wellness Program Work Together To Help Patients with Transportation Needs

The Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital & Vidant Health award $125K in grants to local orgs, helps boost access to healthcare and critical services in the community

UNC Healthcare Pardee Hospital

UNC Pardee Hospital Explores Outreach Efforts to Better Assist Behavioral Health Patients in its Community (audio)

Safety Around Water donors support water safety program for local youth at YMCA

UNC Rex Health Care

UNC Rex Health Care partners with Triangle nonprofits to provide mammograms to the homeless

UNC School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine encourages graduates to practice medicine in North Carolina's rural areas with special training, scholarships, and fellowships

Vidant Health

Vidant Medical Center teams up with ECU's Brody School of Medicine & the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC to provide emergency food boxes

Vidant Health to host free health check-up event for the community, provides health screenings & wellness education

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital awards grants to community groups dedicated to increasing health & wellness

The Outer Banks Hospital & Vidant Health award $125K in grants to local orgs, helps boost access to healthcare and critical services in the community

Vidant Health Healthy Living Camps teach life-long health lessons

Vidant Health Provides Quality Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Care for Eastern North Carolina with Innovative Interventions (audio)

Vidant Health Partners with the City of Greenville to Open Employee Health Clinic

Vidant Invests in Early Childhood Literacy

Local organizations receive Vidant Foundation grants

Vidant Foundation Gives Pitt County $100K To Help Those Who Fall Through the Healthcare Cracks

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Brenner FIT program offers cooking classes in new mobile kitchen

New outreach program at WFBMC, Supporters of Health, provides care and support to those who need it most 

Jeremy Mosely from WFBMC explains the partnership with FaithHealthNC & 6 Other NC hospitals to Help Rural Patients Stay Healthy (audio) 


WakeMed's Farmer's Market - Food Desert Destruction!

Wayne UNC Health Care

Wayne UNC Health Care Backs WISH Program to Impact Health on School Campuses





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