Welcome Appalachian Regional Healthcare System!

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) extends a warm welcome to Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) physicians. Thanks to the vision of ARHS leadership, we’re pleased that all physicians are now part of the NCMS community.

“We value all our members. Lately, more and more, health systems throughout the state are recognizing the benefits the NCMS offers — from award-winning leadership development programs to advocacy to being a regulatory watchdog – and are making all their physicians NCMS members,” said NCMS CEO Robert W. Seligson. “For nearly 170 years the NCMS has strived to assist everyone in achieving what is best for the medical community and the patients of North Carolina. We are delighted to welcome Appalachian Regional Healthcare System to our growing membership, and look forward to working with them to accomplish positive and innovative goals for health care in our state. Welcome!”

ARHS has already availed itself of one of the major benefits of NCMS membership. They are working with the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership on a customized leadership development program for ARHS.

The ‘Advanced Leaders Program’ will begin in October, said Kristina Natt och Dag, NCMS vice president for Leadership Development. Over the course of the year-long program, participants will actively engage with facilitators to develop and practice critical leadership skills to meet the challenges of management and leadership, she said.

“The program is based on the idea of leadership as a journey and throughout the course we will be learning about and discussing leadership styles, change and change immunity and effective communication,” Natt och Dag explained.  This course was designed specifically to meet the needs of ARHS physicians.

The entire staff of the NCMS looks forward to meeting and working with ARHS members and we hope to see many of you at the upcoming LEAD Health Care Conference, Oct. 18-19 in Raleigh.


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