Healthcare Planning

General Information

Healthcare Planning provides staff support to the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council in the development of the annual State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP).

Staff supports the Council and its three standing committees (Acute Care Services, Long-Term and Behavioral Health and Technology and Equipment) as well as workgroups that may be appointed to focus on specific issues.


Acute Care Services Committee: planning for acute care beds, operating rooms, open heart surgery services, heart-lung bypass machines, burn intensive care services, transplantation services [bone marrow transplants and solid organ transplants], inpatient rehabilitation services, and end-stage renal disease dialysis facilities.

Long-Term and Behavioral Health Committee: planning for nursing care facilities, adult care homes, home health services, hospice services, psychiatric inpatient facilities, substance use disorder inpatient and residential facilities, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Technology and Equipment Committee: planning for cardiac catheterization equipment, gamma knives, linear accelerators, lithotriptors, magnetic resonance imaging scanners, and positron emission tomography scanners.

Contact Information

Assistant Section Chief: Amy Craddock, PhD,

Physical Address: 809 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Mailing Address: 2704 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2704

Telephone Number: 919-855-3865

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