Benefits of Joining SAHA

Patient safety, clinical quality, and regulatory compliance are our member hospitals’ highest priority. SAHA helps achieve excellence through facilitating knowledge sharing and forging strategic partnerships with organizations and agencies to improve patient outcomes, health care efficiency, and cost savings.

Illucient Purchasing Alliance: SAHA’s Joint Venture with the Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance (CCHA)

Over the past few years, mergers and acquisitions have dominated the healthcare headlines.  Last fall, SAHA took a page from the healthcare merger and consolidation playbook and joined with the Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance (CCHA) to combine the purchasing power of both alliances under one entity. That venture, known today as the Illucient Purchasing Alliance, effectively doubles the negotiating footprint of each alliance, providing members of both alliances with a broader and more price-competitive contract portfolio. 

Both SAHA and CCHA remain fully independent with regard to their networking efforts, educational offerings, and governance.  For all practical purposes, the formation of Illucient gives SAHA members the best of both worlds – the small, collegial atmosphere our members value, with the added savings benefits  from being a part of a much larger organization.

Most contracts going forward will be negotiated and marketed under the Illucient banner.  Our current portfolio has over 90 contracts covering several areas of the hospital, including but not limited to finance/revenue cycle, supply chain, nursing, operations, pharmacy, HR, HIM, Lab and IT to name a few.

Contract negotiations on behalf of Illucient are performed by an Operations Committee made up of staff members from both SAHA and CCHA.

Illucient represents 24 hospital systems and 44 facilities covering 34 counties in 3 states! 

 Click to see a map of Illucient's footprint.  And learn more about Illucient Purchasing Alliance at


SAHA Alliance Day!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Join your friends and colleagues to learn about and celebrate our members and partners!

Our keynote speaker, John Nance is the author of Why Hospitals Should Fly, recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives' prestigious Book of the Year Award. John is an ABC News aviation analyst, pioneer in the application of aviation safety to patient safety and one of the key thought leaders to emerge in healthcare in the past decade. He will talk about patient-centric healthcare.

Bill Leslie, long-time morning anchor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, and Peabody award winning journalist will open up about his 46 year career as a broadcast journalist-tackling issues of ethics, integrity and commitment-including his observations on health care. 

With raffles and giveaways every 15 minutes and plenty of time to network and meet our vendor partners, you won't want to miss this. The best part is, thanks to our generous contract partners, there is absolutely no charge to attend!

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SAHA College

Register today to take advantage of these valuable professional development sessions and opportunities for continuing education credits!

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October 16, 2018: Sexual Harassment Awareness Review and Response with Drake Maynard

"Workplace violence prevention is a critical issue that health care leaders must focus on to maintain a safe environment of care." - The Joint Commission Perspectives, October 2017 

Health care workers are four times as likely to experience workplace violence that workers in other industries! In this, the first in our SAHA College series on workplace violence, Drake Maynard will lead participants in engaging and thoughtful discussions regarding this timely issue. He will review everything you need to know to assess the state of your organization and build proactive policies and procedures to protect your patients, staff and organization. Mr. Maynard has over three decades of experience in human resources and employment law, especially in NC government and highly-regulated environments. After retiring from public service, he now serves as a consultant, determined to add a healthy dose of humor to the difficult subjects he knows best. 

October 22 and 29, 2018: Cultural Awareness Workshop with Maria Guzman of Bilingual Connections

The Latino population is the largest minority in the United States, and understanding, empathy and appreciation for cultural distinctions improves the care experience and outcomes for patients and providers alike. Participants will review common cultural barriers and explore concepts of cultural relativity and competency. Engaging and interactive scenarios will offer sensitive ways to approach the most common healthcare situations. Registration coming soon!

Click here to access on-demand Webinars Available to SAHA Members



Tuition Partnership Program

Through Pfeiffer University's Partnership Program, SAHA members are eligible to take advantage of tuition discounts when they enroll in the Master of Health Administration or Joint Degree MHA/MBA program. 


For questions about any of SAHA's upcoming events or online education, please call (919)350-2004 or email.

FY 2016-2017 Highlights:


  • SAHA members represent over 4,600 beds, 24 facilities, and more than 38,000 employees!
  • Total savings from SAHA initiatives as of 4th Quarter FY 2016-2017 exceeded $5.2M, with an overall ROI of 6.9.
  • SAHA College held 27 low-cost live education sessions and offered over 110 online audio conference and webinars at no charge to members.








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