Annual Conference Returns NCMGMA to In-person Meeting with Continuing Education, Awards, and Service Project

It was a long time in the making but the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) finally came back together, in-person, last week at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes for their 2021 Annual Conference (May 19-21). Members, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers were brought together for three-days of continuing education, networking and the showcasing of some of healthcare’s best products and services in the exhibit hall. This year’s featured speakers included Monica Wofford of Contagious Companies, motivational speaker and author Paul Long, Steve Parker of Curi, Jason Deshayes of Cook Wealth Management, and Sharon Jones, Ph.D., of thedot. Consulting.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Welcome Video

As a fun way to kick off this year’s event, some of our 2021 Alliance sponsors/Annual Conference exhibitors put together a short welcome video for our attendees. They let their personalities shine through and the video was a hit with conference goers. Click on the image below to view the Annual Conference welcome video.

2021 Award Winners

At the networking reception on Thursday evening, NCMGMA welcomed the sunshine out on the Marriott’s Courtyard and recognized healthcare leadership excellence with their 2021 Annual Awards. Congratulations to this year’s award winners:

Administrator of the Year Award
Michael Icenhour, CMPE
Mid Atlantic Emergency Med Associates, PLLC
The Administrator of the Year award, sponsored by Curi – a Medical Mutual Company, honors a medical practice administrator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and management proficiency, and who has helped enhance the effectiveness of health care delivery in North Carolina. The Administrator of the Year Award also provides the recipient with a stipend for continuing education at a state or national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) meeting or professional development through ACMPE.

(L-R): Administrator of the Year Michael Icenhour and Steve Parker of Curi – A Medical Mutual Company.

President’s Award
Frank Chitty, CMPE
Coastal Physicians Alliance
The President’s Award is given to a member of NCMGMA for outstanding service and contribution to the association, its members and medical practice management.

(L-R): President’s Award winner Frank Chitty and Steve Parker of Curi – A Medical Mutual Company.

Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award
Melissa White
Newton Family Physicians, P.A.
The Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award highlights the true meaning of volunteerism for NCMGMA and we are proud to present it to Melissa, a member whose continuous service and commitment to our organization truly embodies the spirit of this award.

(L-R): NCMGMA President Amanda McKinney and Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award winner Melissa White.

NourishNC Service Project

At the close of educational sessions on Thursday, May 20th, NCMGMA teamed up with NourishNC to make snack packs for children in need in North Carolina’s New Hanover County. NourishNC is a 5019 (c) 3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community. In the end, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and NCMGMA staff made over 200 snack packs for NourishNC. Thank you to everyone who participated in this essential service project!

Upcoming Events

Our next in-person event is our 2021 Advocacy Days, scheduled for June 15-16 in Raleigh, NC. Registration is open and more details can be found here.

Watch your email for registration coming soon for our Fall Conference, scheduled for October 6-8 at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville.

Event Photos