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FLU RESTRICTIONS (Effective January 8): Due to a steady increase in flu cases in our community and in our hospitals, children age 12 and younger should not visit people in Cone Health hospitals. Get the Details

Published on May 24, 2019

Care4Carolina Welcomes New Executive Director

Erica Palmer SmithErica Palmer Smith is the Director of Care4Carolina, a statewide coalition of over 40 organizations dedicated to closing the state’s health insurance coverage gap. Prior to this role, Erica served as Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Kentucky. There, she led the organization’s work improving access to care for cancer patients, including securing critical patient protections in the state’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver.

A native of rural North Carolina, Erica grew up in Sampson and Alexander Counties. She received her B.S. and M.A. in political science from Appalachian State University. Erica resides in Cary with her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Alice.

Expanding Medicaid in NC

Medicaid Expansion Report

Cone Health Foundation is proud to partner with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to on an update to its first-of-its-kind study: The Economic and Employment Benefits of Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina: June 2019 Update

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