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) and Semiannual Dialysis Reports (SDR).

Staff support is provided to the council, its three standing committees (Acute Care Services, Long-Term and Behavioral Health and Technology and Equipment) as well as special work groups or task forces 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], and inpatient rehabilitation services.

Long-Term and Behavioral Health Committee: planning for nursing care facilities, adult care homes, home health services, hospice services, end-stage renal disease dialysis facilities, psychiatric inpatient facilities, substance abuse inpatient and residential services, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Technology and Equipment Committee: planning for lithotripsy, gamma knife, radiation oncology services – linear accelerators, positron emission tomography scanners, magnetic resonance imaging scanners, and cardiac catheterization/angioplasty equipment.

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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