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2023

nc Rural Health Summit

"Small towns, BIG RESULTS"

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

Providing healthcare in rural communities poses significant challenges due to the unique resources and market conditions. Attracting and retaining talent can be difficult, and promoting awareness of available services can be a hurdle. Additionally, referring patients to the appropriate care providers can be challenging. This event is specifically designed to address these issues by engaging in genuine discussions with regional leaders and focusing on regional needs. Our goal is to enhance the capacity of healthcare providers to deliver exceptional care to patients in Eastern NC, and we look forward to collaborating with you to achieve this objective.

Join us at the Maxwell Center in Goldsboro, NC on September 21, 2023 from

9 am - 5 pm for this event! Registration information is below. 

Event Agenda

We have gathered valuable people in the community to lead conversations that will inspire further development in our businesses with hopes that you become intrigued at what the potential is for your patients. Below you will find information regarding our sessions and speakers!

8:15-9:00 am

Registration

All vendors please arrive by 7:30 am to allow adequate time for set up. 

A causal breakfast will be available for all registrants as well. 

9:15-10:30 am

"Culture of Care" - Dr. Kasbari will be the keynote speaker of this main session discussing how Southeastern Medical Oncology Center created a culture of care that won the hearts and minds of Eastern North Carolina. This session is open to the chamber and community.

Opening session; the public is invited to attend this conversation.

Welcome remarks will begin to introduce our first speaker. 

10:35-11:15 am

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Break; the exhibit hall will be open to visit vendors.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Breakout session one begins > The Message Matters, Ready to Run, Down a Notch, More than a Feeling

"The Message Matters" - Regional Marketing Professionals featuring Kimberly Fazio, January Hammond, and Scott Satterfield will be delivering a session on marketing and how to communicate with stakeholders both internally and externally.

"Ready to Run" - Dr. Shirley Harkey from the University of Mount Olive, Major EarlyRice from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, and Margaret Slade will be exploring the programs responsible for developing the upcoming generation of skilled professionals that will populate the healthcare workforce now and in the future.

"Down a Notch" - Dr. Krishnaraj from Willow Creek and ICGH Treatment Centers, Dean Lee from 3HC, Jenna Thorton from SMOC, and Mitch Ivey from PDM will be de-escalating a variety of patient concerns within this breakout session and how to navigate them effectively.

"More Than a Feeling" - Fighting the opioid crisis and substance use is an ongoing issue within many communities, including our own. Join Dr. Corey Richardson from ICGH Treatment Centers as he discusses how to tackle this with an awareness-focused approach within our medical facilities. For accredited continuing education through the AMA and NC Board of Nurses as a result of attending the session, clicking here.

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12:35-1:35 pm

Lunch begins; there will be a presentation from the Chamber and a key speaker.

1:45-2:45 pm

Breakout session two begins > The Message Matters, Growing Up, Have a Heart, Intro to Integrated Care

"Growing Up" - In this session, Dr. Shirley Harkey from the University of Mount Olive, Major EarlyRice from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Margaret Slade invite you to learn more about the opportunities for ongoing professional development such as skill building in our community. 

"Introduction to Integrated Care and ICGH Goldsboro" - Dr. Richardson will review and answer questions on a diverse range of care services available in Wayne County and the surrounding region, courtesy of ICGH. These services encompass behavioral health, medication-assisted treatment, recovery housing, and new grant-funded initiatives.

"The Message Matters" - Regional Marketing Professionals featuring Kimberly Fazio, January Hammond, and Scott Satterfield will be delivering a session on marketing and how to communicate with stakeholders both internally and externally.

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"Have a Heart" - In this session, Dr. Krishnaraj from Willow Creek and ICGH Treatment Centers, Jamie Simmons from 3HC, and Emma Barnes from SMOC discuss how to develop and execute empathy for patients - no matter what. 

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2:45-2:55 pm

Break; the exhibit hall will be open to visit vendors.

3:00-4:00 pm

Closing session of the event

"How to Reduce Stress, Survive, and Thrive with Humor" - In this entertaining and upbeat presentation, Emily Ballance, professional speaker, will show us how positive humor helps us manage stress and deal with difficult situations. There will be laughter and surprises as we explore the ways humor helps us connect with patients and coworkers, keep our sanity, and simply have more fun!

4:00-5:00 pm

Connecting for Quality Care: Rural Healthcare Networking Social presented by UNC Health Wayne

Join us for the last hour to network with other attendees, as well as enjoy some light refreshments and beverages. The winners of giveaways hosted throughout the day will be announced during this time!

Our Sponsors

LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY

Premier Sponsors

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Business Investor Sponsors

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REGISTRATION

Join us for an incredible event that grants you valuable access to relevant relationships and creative content! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Registrant fee is $50 and vendor fee is $500 for for-profits! Non-profits are welcome to register without a fee, limited spots available!

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