NCMS Morning Rounds 9-18-19

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NCMS Morning Rounds!

Sept. 18, 2019

Announcing the Future KIPL Clinician Leaders College Class of 2020!

Congratulations to those selected for the 2020 Future KIPL Clinician Leaders College! This one-year inter-professional leadership development program is intended for selected emerging leaders in health care professional training within the state of North Carolina and will follow the leadership curriculum developed specifically for health professions trainees in prior programs. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with state leaders and use their leadership skills to tackle major health policy challenges facing the state through a group project.

Thanks to our Steering and Planning committees, applications received far surpassed expectations for this pilot year! Please welcome the following individuals, listed by institute, to the program:

Campbell University
Macelyn Batten, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Shannon Brown, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Florian Capobianco, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher M. Ferrante, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Sarah Lassiter, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hannah Norton, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Carissa Sedlacek, School of Osteopathic Medicine

Duke University
Jaimie Colica, Physician Assistant Program
Laura Okolie, Physician Assistant Program

East Carolina University
Lauren Forbes, Brody School of Medicine
Sydney Howard, East Carolina University
William McAllister, Brody School of Medicine
Niki Winters, Brody School of Medicine

University of North Carolina
Sharon Gallagher, MSN, RN, FNP-C, UNC, Wilmington
Debbie Granick, UNC, Wilmington
Katelyn Linker, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Angela McConnell, CRNA, RN, UNC, Greensboro
Jaimee Watts, UNC, Greensboro

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Brinda Bhaskar
Geoff Jones
Katriel Lee
Luci New, MSN, CRNA
Briana Sullivan
Garrett Thomas
Abigail Wehner

Western Carolina University
Christina Montes, SRNA, RN, BSN
Marissa Yates

Latest NCMS Disaster Relief Check Delivered

Ahoskie Pediatrics is the latest recipient of funds from NCMS Foundation’s Disaster Relief Program to help in their recovery from Hurricane Florence. NCMS Director of Member Services for the eastern region of the state Frank Snyder was pleased to present a check for $2,500 to Beverly Edwards, MD, FAAP, and her staff last week. The grant will help cover the costs for the time the practice was closed during last fall’s storm.
Applications are still being considered for those practices recovering from Hurricane Florence as a new hurricane season is already upon us. More information about the NCMS Disaster Relief Program as well as guidelines for requesting funds and the application is available here.

American Conference on Physician Health Convenes This Week

The 2019 American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH) convenes this Thursday, Sept. 19, in Charlotte. Bringing together organizations and individuals from throughout the country to address physicians’ professional wellness, this scientific conference sponsored by the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic and Stanford University.

Physicians’ wellness is increasingly recognized as being critically important to the delivery of high quality health care. Survey data indicates national physician burnout has reached crisis proportions due to increasing productivity and documentation demands, which often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout and depression.

The conference is designed to inspire organizations to seek ways to bring back the joy in medicine and achieve professional fulfillment for all physicians. The two-day conference will feature progressive practitioners and noted researchers and showcase research into the health care system infrastructure to highlight what organizations can do to help combat burnout and promote wellness.

NCMS staff and members from practices participating in the AMA and NCMS Practice Transformation Initiative, a project to advance evidence-based solutions that increase joy in medicine, will be attending the conference.

Watch your NCMS Morning Rounds for a report on the Conference.

In the News

No Measles Cases Reported Last Week, CDC Says, Becker’s Hospital Review, 9-16-19

Learning Opportunity

Block HIV/HCV, a community-based initiative to build connections across local and regional care networks to optimize the identification and treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV), specifically in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/HCV coinfection, will hold a free meeting Monday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Learn more and register.

The NCMS’ conference is just weeks away!

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