This Week in Durham History

Hospital Care Association chartered
Aug. 03, 2013 @ 12:49 PM

With the involvement of six hospitals in Durham and Raleigh, business leaders including George Watts Hill and Dr. W. C. Davison, first dean of Duke's School of Medicine, organized the Hospital Care Association, the state's first group hospital prepayment plan and the fourth Blue Cross Plan in the United States.

In 1968, it merged with the Hospital Savings Association in Chapel Hill to form N.C. Blue Cross & Blue Shield.