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North Carolina Healthcare News Roundup

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Dave DeWitt
Front Entrance, UNC Hospital

Healthcare in North Carolina is a tale of corporate giants in which business moves have major spillover effects on access and quality of healthcare for millions of residents. 

In rural northern North Carolina, UNC Health Care swept up Morehead Memorial, a hospital that declared bankruptcy. And secret closed door talks continue between Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care over a large merger that has garnered push back. Meanwhile, a federal lawsuit against Duke University and the University of North Carolina claims the institutions agreed not to hire each other’s doctors.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC data reporter Jason deBruyn for his analysis of the healthcare headlines. 

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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