Network Update 79: 1/5/2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year to CCNC staff, friends and colleagues!

In the News

Pharmacy. CCNC’s pharmacy collaboration with GSK and The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy were featured in Drug Topics, the Charlotte Observer and Pharmacy Today.


Flu stories featuring CCNC
.  The prevalence of influenza this year is driving a lot of media interest in the subject.  Featured in stories around the state were:

  • Dr. Marian Earls, CCNC Central Office - Interviewed on Time Warner Cable News "In Depth" program.
  • Dr. Chuck Rich, Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear Clinical Director - Interviewed by Wilmington Star News.
  • Dr. Charlie Rhodes, Board Member, Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg -  Interviewed by WBTV in Charlotte on December 18th (link not immediately available).
  • CCNC news releases quoting Dr. Allen Dobson and Dr. Tom Wroth on the importance of flu vaccines ran in the Triangle Tribune and the Courier Times (Roxboro).

APhA Elections. Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, CCNC’s Director of Pharmacy Programs, was elected to The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s Board of Directors for the 2015–2018 term. Kudos, Troy!

Opioid Survey. Dr. Robert Rich also commented on a recent survey about the rate of physicians prescribing opioids. Check out the full article on the AAFP website here

Project Lazarus. The Iredell County Health Department and Project Lazarus have paired up to provide Naloxone kits to most first responders in the county. Read the full story in the Statesville Record & Landmark.

NC Medicaid. Medicaid-related news coverage can be found here.

Events

NCPOEP. Save March 4, 2015 for North Carolina Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure Project’s conference, “Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure: Improving Outcomes for Women, Infants, and Families” in Greensboro. Join collaborating professionals to learn the current and emerging approaches to best support families at risk for experiencing opioid exposed pregnancies in North Carolina. Medical, behavioral health, justice, child welfare and other professionals working with women of childbearing age, and their infants, are encouraged to attend. 

Other News

Food Drive. CCNC is hosting a holiday food drive!. Collection boxes are placed throughout the building and donations will be accepted through next Monday, January 12. In previous food drives, CCNC employees have collected 857 pounds of food – let’s keep up the good work! Contact Joe Voss with any questions. Thanks, Joe for managing this important project.

NC HIE. Check out NC HIE on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn for real-time updates. 

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Manager of Clinical Informatics Services Jon Byers and Senior Administrative Assistants Kristin Gerhart and Lori Caterinicchio to the CCNC family!

Career Opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for several positions - for more information, please see the CCNC Careers page. Don't forget to check out positions open in other local CCNC networks on our Network Careers page.  

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