State Health Directors Honor NCHA President

pully-engel-and-levine-012612-(2)William Pully, President of the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA), was honored as the 2012 recipient of the Ronald Levine Legacy Award in recognition of his contributions to public health in North Carolina. The award was presented at the annual 2012 State Health Director’s Conference on January 27, 2012. It is named in honor of the former State Health Director and long-time NCMS leader, Ron Levine, MD, who presented the award along with outgoing State Health Director Jeffrey Engel, MD.

“Bill is well deserving of this prestigious recognition for his leadership in helping create a statewide disease event tracking system and the Public Health and Hospital Collaborative,” NCMS EVP, CEO Robert W. Seligson said. “These advancements contribute greatly to the quality of care given our citizens and to the public health of our great state.” 

The Collaborative is a public-private partnership between the Division of Public Health, NCHA, the NC Institute for Public Health and the NC Center for Health Quality that has developed standards for community health assessments as required for non-profit hospitals by the federal health care reform law and the Public Health Exchange.

Pully, a Rocky Mount native began his career with NCHA as director of government relations. He became president of the association in 1999.


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