Network Update 35: 3/22/2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

In the News

Cummings named director of the Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC). Former Community Care of the Sandhills Clinical Director Robin Cummings, MD, has been appointed director of ORHCC, the state agency that supports rural health centers and helps place medical, psychiatric and dental providers in communities across North Carolina. While the CCNC family is sorry to see Dr. Cummings leave his Sandhills role, we all wish him the best of luck in his new post. For more information, please see local coverage of the appointment.

CCNC role in care innovations highlighted. Please see coverage of the Winston-Salem Journal for information on changes in the Triad health care delivery system aimed at improving provider accountability.

AHRQ profiles Pregnancy Medical Home program. The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently highlighted the operations of the Pregnancy Medical Home (PMH) program in the January 30 issue of their online “Innovations Exchange” publication. Thanks to Kate Berrien, Dr. Kate Menard and Denise Levis for assisting AHRQ in making the details of the PMH program available to public health advocates nationwide.

Don’t miss the Seventh Annual Chapel Hill Drug Conference. The event will be held May 16 and 17 at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The conference explores the ongoing transformation of pharmacy practice toward more team-based and accountable models. If you’re interested in getting a broader perspective on the expanding expectations of practitioners, patients, and payers – plus 7 hours of ACPE continuing education credits – please see the conference site for more information.

CCNC network websites launch. Six CCNC networks have now launched new and improved websites through the CCNC Web Cooperative project. Please be sure to check out the new sites launched by Carolina Community Health Partnership, Community Care of Plan of Eastern Carolina, Community Care of Southern Piedmont, Community Health Partners, Northern Piedmont Community Care and the Partnership for Community Care.  Congrats to all on standing up their new pages.

Welcome new faces.  Please welcome Project Coordinator, Technical Integration Jayson Caracciolo, starting April 4.

Career opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions. For more information, please see the CCNC Careers page.

  • Senior Analyst, Quality Measurement and Reporting
  • IC Reports Developer
  • Technical Integration Developer
  • Health Educator

There are also openings at a CCNC network and at a local health care organization.

  • Quality Improvement Director - Pinehurst, NC (Community Care of the Sandhills)
  • Lead Nurse Care Manager-Raleigh, NC (CapitalCare Collaborative)

Social media update. Please help support CCNC's fledgling social media presence by following us on Twitter (@communitycarenc) and “liking” us on our Facebook page.

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