NCHN Business Partnership Program

NCHN is seeking a limited number of Partners to assist us in our mission of supporting and strengthening health networks. These select partners will provide educational services and/or products relevant to health networks and their members. NCHN looks to engage the partners in a yearlong educational and marketing program at the national level. 

 Buisness Partnership Prospectus                                                                        Apply to be a Business Partner


 WE APPRECIATE our B u s i n e s s  P a r t n e r s !!!!!!! 


                         TRS                     Pinnacle                   PS&F                                     

              First Choice Health      Larkin



Caret Health has a next generation technology solution, including staffing, that provides a hyper-focused turnkey approach to identifying and engaging Rural Hospitals’ and Clinics’ highest risk patient populations remotely, to close more care gaps on behalf of our clients’ providers, leading to much improved performance with Quality and Cost Efficiencies.  Typically, 50% or more of high-risk patients’ care gaps can be closed with Caret’s Remote Care Interventions Solution, which also significantly reduces physician and administrative burdens.

Caret Health is Bridging the Technology Gap for Rural Hospitals and Clinics

“I’ve had a passion for rural healthcare as a result of my work over the past two decades with Studer Group, Caravan Health and now Caret Health, and I’ve worked with hundreds of rural executive teams and their boards to provide solutions that make healthcare better for patients, physicians and employees in rural communities.  Given existing technology limitations in rural healthcare I believe that together, with Caret Health’s technology platform, we can forge a more resilient and accessible rural healthcare landscape. Thank you for your continued dedication to improving healthcare in our communities.”                                                                         

George Scarborough Sr VP at Caret Health 

Check out Caret Health’s article “Transforming Rural Healthcare: Digital Pathways to Access and Excellence” here

Caret Health’s Solution is designed to provide:

  • Affordable Access for Rural Hospitals and Clinics to a Next Generation Technology – Our technology is very advanced, and yet nimble, allowing us to be very flexible in our solution offerings, which greatly benefits rural hospitals from an affordability standpoint. (See promotional offer below for NCHN Network Members)
  • Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services – Caret Health provides a low-cost, all-In-One CCM Solution, including Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth, Patient Surveys and other methodologies to increase patient engagement with the highest risk, chronic patient populations.
  • Reduced Physician and Administrative Burdens – Caret combines task management with proactive intervention and a centralized care team (with as little as 1 MA to 1000 patients) allowing for efficient care management with fewer resources.
  • Improved Performance on Quality, Star Ratings and Cost Efficiencies* – Whether your organization has entered into a Value-Based Care agreement or not, Caret’s platform will set you up for success in an existing VBC agreement or prepare your organization for its entry into VBC.  *Client Case Studies and Testimonials Available Upon Request
  • Combat Financial Instability - Caret enables a forward-looking data approach with Ai and predictive analytics. These insights can help optimize revenue, reduce operational costs, and mitigate the risk of closures.  In addition, as a result of improved Quality and Star Ratings performance, Outmigration will be reduced.
  • Reduce Disparities in Healthcare Access and Quality: Through its end-to-end solution, Caret Health’s proactive interventions enable the creation of collaborative care networks, integrating SDoH screening tools to address non-medical factors impacting patient health for holistic care improvement and care gap closures.

Caret Health Promotion for NCHN Members:

  • 6-month Quality Improvement Pilot to allow Caret Health to prove its value to you
  • Full Access to Caret Health’s Technology Platform and Centralized Care Team
  • Low-Cost and Low-Risk Pilot if a minimum of three rural hospitals participates from a network
  • Expiration of Offer – Commitment to begin pilot must be completed by July 31, 2024, with flexibility on start date

 Interested in Learning More? 

We encourage all NCHN members to explore the opportunities this partnership offers. Whether you're interested in a low-risk and low-cost pilot or wish to learn more about how Caret Health can transform your healthcare delivery, we invite you to reach out directly to Caret Health's leadership.  Please reach out to George Scarborough at or 770-925-5604. 


First Choice Health

First Choice Health (FCH) is a market-leading administrator of comprehensive health plan services for self-funded employers. Built by hospitals and physicians from the ground up, FCH is a healthcare organization focused on bridging the gap between providers and employers to deliver a health benefits experience that is simple and affordable for both employers and employees. 

Established in 1985, FCH offers flexible health plan administration solutions, an expansive PPO network representing one of the nation’s largest independent provider networks, best-in-class medical management services and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP). FCH’s leading health benefits solutions touch over 750k unique members.

Complementing our administration and network experience, FCH is a recognized leader in creating successful direct-to-employer partnerships with health systems and regional plans. FCH develops, integrates and sells health benefit solutions that deliver sustainable value and improved health outcomes for patients and members.

For more information, please contact:
Anisha Sood
Title: Chief Financial & Strategy Officer


Larkin Health System currently sponsors 528 residents and fellows in 41 different specialties, 315 of which are in areas of Statewide Supply/Demand Deficit. Larkin has partnered with NCHN to expand these programs in Rural areas.


 Employee Benefits and Property & Casualty Risk Management and Insurance Strategies and Solutions for Healthcare

As an NCHN partner, Parker, Smith & Feek will support NCHN's mission of supporting and strengthening health networks by providing insurance program auditing, risk management consulting, and insurance solutions relevant to health networks and their members. Parker, Smith & Feek is offering NCHN members a free self-insured employee benefits audit that includes a review of their current benefits plan structure compared to industry benchmarks and third-party administration, stop loss, and pharmacy benefits manager re-pricings.

Parker, Smith & Feek’s dedicated Healthcare Practice Group has over 40 years of experience addressing risk management and insurance strategies and solutions to help members examine both the cost and quality of their existing insurance programs. They recognize that tackling such a wide range of challenges for so many types of clients takes a very deep bench of talented risk management and insurance professionals and have assembled a team of experts to serve healthcare organizations. Their Healthcare Practice Group serves a vast array of clients, including assisted living centers, clinics, community health centers, equipment manufacturers, rural hospitals, regional hospitals, hospices, long-term care organizations, mental health facilities, non-profits, and pharmaceutical/medical device companies.


  • Employee benefits consulting (fully insured, level funding, self-funding)
  • Narrow network design and implementation for improved community steerage opportunities
  • Population health and wellness consulting
  • Third-party administrator selection assistance   
  • Pharmacy benefits re-pricing and contract negotiation
  • Enterprise risk management 
  • Captive feasibility consulting
  • Surety   
  • Loss control/risk management 
  • Property and casualty insurance brokering
  • Workers’ compensation   
  • PS&F University – free insurance education for members’ risk management and finance professionals
For more information please contact:
Jim Chesemore 
Senior Vice President, Rural Healthcare
(206) 390-3679 

Parker, Smith & Feek website


Founded in 1998, Pinnacle is a dynamic healthcare consulting company with access to expert resources to assist with the operational, planning, and transactional support needs of hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare organizations. Pinnacle is a trusted advisor to a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations nationally. 

 Pinnacle leverages the resources of our six consulting divisions to provide superior services such as: provider arrangements & compensation valuation; transaction support services & valuation; strategy, operations & cost reduction; coding, compliance & revenue cycle services; enterprise risk & healthcare operations management support; and, real estate consulting. The consulting divisions and affiliated companies apply years of experience and a multitude of industry resources to improve business performance. 

 Pinnacle’s team has a long history of developing and implementing value-based care arrangements. Our expertise ranges from launching startups to improving the operations of existing arrangements. We provide practical strategies to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to assist stakeholders in achieving better health outcomes for populations by improving care delivery and coordination. We help build systems and skills that promote smarter healthcare spending. Pinnacle’s goal is to help clients demonstrate measurable success in quality, efficiency and coordination of patient care while reducing spending throughout the care continuum. 

For more information please contact:
Anthony Long, Partner
Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting Website


 TRS Healthcare is one of the nation’s 35 largest travel nursing firms and has been providing quality temporary nursing staff to hospitals across America for the last 25 years.
Seven years ago,  we launched a comprehensive workforce solution--TRS Managed Services. TRS Managed Services is a Managed Service Provider with our own proprietary best-in-class Vendor Management System. With a very intentional focus on rural hospitals and hospitals that face unique recruiting challenges, TRS Managed Services has an unparalleled record of delivering on difficult-to-fill positions. In 2021, TRS Managed Services partnered with one of the industry’s best International Placement firms to now offer an additional critical resource in a hospital’s recruitment/staffing arsenal. TRS Managed Services is an endorsed partner of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, a Pipeline Partner of the National Rural Health Association, and is now an official Business Partner of National Cooperative of Health Networks.

For more information please contact:
Jeremy Wilson
VP of TRS Managed Services & TRS International
(479) 259-5118
TRS Managed Services Website