Welcome to the North Carolina Chapter

Chapter Information

The North Carolina Chapter was established in 2003. We have members across our great state and hope you will join us. Case Management Professionals who work or reside in the state of North Carolina are encouraged to join.

There is NO additional fee to join our local chapter.

We sponsor two key events: a spring and fall conference that address current issues in case management. These events provide our members an excellent opportunity to network in addition to learning and sharing from the collective wealth of experiences of all participants.

The NC Chapter has grown to over 250 members. We are committed to advancing the practice of Case Management, supporting our members in their practice, and providing growth opportunities.

We hope you will join ACMA and the North Carolina chapter and help us advance our practice in our state and nationally.


Annual Meeting

Please join us for the ACMA - NC Chapter Spring Conference in beautiful Wilmington, NC!  

Conference Registration Now Open! 
Click here to register online (Speakers, Attendees & Vendors): www.rsvpbook.com/acmancspring18
Click HERE to download an event brochure including speaker session abstracts and full schedule.

NETWORK: This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow case managers and social workers from across the Carolinas.

LEARN: Diverse learning sessions cover a broad array of healthcare industry and case management-specific topics directly impacting our everyday work, including care coordination, utilization review, transitions, caring for the aging, and the opioid crisis.  The two day conference earns you up to nine (9.0) continuing education (CE) hours for Nursing, Social Work, ACM, CCM, or Nursing Home Administrator credit.

CONNECT: Interact with local and national healthcare vendors offering tools, resources, and services that impact case management. 

Conference Details:
When:  March 22-23, 2018
Where:  Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water Street Wilmington, NC 28401, 910-763-5900

Reserve your hotel room early to stay on-site with discounted rates! Room block available through Feb 18th or until sold out... HURRY – rooms sell out quickly!  Use Group Code ACM in this HOTEL RESERVATION LINK

If the Hilton Wilmington Riverside is booked you may also want to try:
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown 910-632-2900
Hampton Inn Downtown 910-251-3930

Conference Registration Rates:
Early Registration Jan 25-Feb 25; Late Registration Feb 26-Mar 12
ACMA Member:  $160 early / $185 late
Non-Member: $175 early / $200 late
Students $40 early/late
Exhibitor/Vendor  Registration $900

We look forward to your Registration! 

Jenny Gruber
704 (728) 7475


2018 Fall Conference
October 12, 2018
Crowne Plaza Golf and Tennis Resort-Asheville


Calling All Innovators: Share Your Experiences, Models and Successes

The ACMA North Carolina Chapter Board and Fall Conference Planning Committee/Education Committee is busy planning our 2018 ACMA North Carolina Fall  Conference being held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Crown Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort in Asheville and would love to have your help!  Did you attend our conference this past year and as you were listening to the sessions realized that you have a great program that has been successful as well??  Or have you heard a great speaker who you feel would resonate with our case management attendees?  If so, we would love to hear about it and consider it for our next conference! 

Calling All Innovators: Share Your Experiences, Models and Successes

 The ACMA North Carolina Chapter is accepting presentation proposals for our 2018 ACMA North Carolina Fall Conference.  We are searching for engaging speakers with innovative solutions, which have been tested in daily practice.

Are You Someone Or Do You Know Someone Who Fits the Bill?
If so, please complete the attached Form 3A – Speaker and Session Info and email it to acmanc@yahoo.com no later than April 30, 2018. Our conference planning committee will review the submissions.  If you know someone who would be a great speaker on a particular topic, please forward their name and contact information to acmanc@yahoo.com so we can reach out to them.  

What makes a valuable presentation?
Generally, the committee is looking for presentations that:

  • Address key national and state topics and challenges in health care delivery system case management and transitions of care
  • Share best practices
  • Convey original solutions, initiatives, or strategies
  • Share different case management models and outcomes of those models
  • Provide effective tools or interventions
  • Share programs that have demonstrated successful outcomes
  • Include outcomes data
  • Give an inspirational message (possibly a keynote speaker)
  • Provide ideas for team-building, self-care or managing difficult caseloads

We are planning a great conference for you and want you to be a part of it!

Thank you,
The ACMA North Carolina Chapter Board and 2018 Fall Conference Planning Committee


2017 NC ACMA Poster Presentation Winners


Best Evidence Based Poster:
Community Collaboration:  Decreasing Readmissions and Improving Financial Stability
Katy Harrell-Carolinas Healthcare System

Ability to Replicate or Implement:
Post Discharge Phone Calls Positively Impact Readmission Rates at Large University Health Care System
Rhonda Caitlin, Rhonda Spell, Karen Preston and Pat Kramer- Duke University Medical Center

Most Innovative:
Cross-Sector System Improves Continuum of Care for Sickle Cell Patients
Debbie Murray, Community Care of North Carolina

Overall Winner:
The Right Place, At the Right Time , for the Right Care:  Appropriate Care Funding
Vicki Vanderburg, Carolinas Healthcare System

Crystal Redding Memorial Scholarship Award



This Award is given in Crystal's honor to recognize her professional contributions. Crystal was a Registered Nurse and held a Master's Degree in Health Administration. She was the Director of Case Management at Forsyth Medical Center and several other Novant hospitals. Crystal passed away in 2010, after a long battle with cancer. She is also remembered for her independent approach for the good of her work and people.


  • Early Registration fees for the National ACMA Conference
  • Conference hotel room expenses up to 3 nights
  • $300.00 towards other travel expenses


  • Registered nurse or social worker currently practicing in North Carolina
  • Chapter member in good standing
  • Innovative practice of Case Management
  • Courage in the face of challenges
  • Humor in the workplace
  • Teamwork


  1. Talk with your team about those members who exemplify innovation, humor, teamwork, and courage in the workplace
  2. Ensure they are a good standing member of NC ACMA
  3. Make a nomination to NC ACMA by February 1, 2018


Congratulations to Denise Conn of First Health, who was the 2017 Crystal Redding Award recipient!
Application deadline is February 1, 2018

Winner is announced at the Spring ACMA meeting
Winner attends the National ACMA Conference the following spring.

Click below to access the award description and application.

For more information, contact the NC Chapter Webmaster

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October 12, 2018


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