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Rockingham County Commissioners approve plan to realign with Sandhills Center

Rockingham County Commissioners approve plan to realign with Sandhills Center

Publication Date: July 20, 2021

On July 19, 2021, the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to realign responsibility for publicly-funded behavioral health services from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to Sandhills Center. A Disengagement Plan has been developed and is available for review.  

The Commissioners have sent a letter and the plan to Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). In the coming months, Sec. Cohen is expected to review the plan and decide whether to approve the realignment request. A transition date would be determined after approval.  

Recently, the Davidson County Board of Commissioners adopted a similar resolution to join Sandhills Center.  Sandhills Center is working with Davidson County representatives on the transition planning process.  

As a Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization, Sandhills Center works with the NCDHHS to provide access to Medicaid and state-funded mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual/developmental disabilities services for individuals residing in the central North Carolina counties of Anson, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph and Richmond.   “Sandhills Center is pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners to create a solid framework for a future realignment,” said Sandhills Center CEO Victoria Whitt. “We have a long history of working collaboratively with individuals, families and stakeholders to offer access to the best care for our members within their home communities.”