Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (December 30, 2022, through January 27, 2023):

Active

  • Edmund Allen, Eagle Physicians & Associates PA, Greensboro, NC
  • Jenny Beal, Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose & Throat, Raleigh, NC
  • Brenda Carter, Surgery Partners at Wilmington SurgCare, Wilmington, NC
  • Brandon Enfinger, Pinehurst Medical Clinic Inc, Pinehurst, NC
  • Ivy Johnson, Mountain View Pediatrics, P.A., Morganton, NC
  • Clay Locklear, Atruim Health, Charlotte, NC
  • William Massengill, Benson Health, Benson, NC
  • Thomas Maynor II, MD, MPH, Children’s Health of Carolina PA, Lumberton, NC
  • Carmen McDaniels, Carolina Specialty Care PA, Statesville, NC
  • Tyler Shear, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
  • Stephanie Walker, Greensboro AHEC, Greensboro, NC

Affiliate

  • Steve Brooks, Brooks Network Services, LLC, Gibsonville, NC
  • Krishnan Gopalakrishnan, Plannery, Palo Alto, CA

Student

  • Sarah Ahmad, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Durham, NC
  • Dana Crosson, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Karen Entrekin, Gillings School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Marissa Glover, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Laurel, MD
  • Kwoklin Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morrisville, NC

February 21st Webinar: Legislation, Expectations and Advocacy, Oh My!

February Lunch & Learn Webinar:
Legislation, Expectations and Advocacy, Oh My!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Presented by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation in partnership with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association, we invite you to join in as the NCMS Legislative Advocacy Team, including Thomas Kincheloe, NCMS Director of Legislative Affairs, take a look at what to expect in the 2023 legislative session in North Carolina, and how it may impact your practice and patients.

The key objectives for this webinar are:

  • Review the 2022 election results and how they impact your practice and patients.
  • Introduce you to the 2023 advocacy agenda.
  • Highlight bills that have been filed (so far) and what to expect.
  • Put a spotlight on where your advocacy efforts are needed and how.

Registration

This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with the webinar link and phone-in instructions. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not see the confirmation email after you register. Space is limited so register early!

Questions

For questions or more information, please contact the NC Medical Society Foundation offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

Annual Conference Registration Open: Join Us May 17-19 in Charleston

Annual Conference Registration is Open
Join Us this May in Charleston

Jen Hamilton is a labor and delivery nurse from North Carolina who accidentally found TikTok fame during the pandemic by sharing her real, authentic, and hilarious thoughts on healthcare, motherhood, and life. She’s been featured in news outlets like Daily Mail, the New York Post, and Good Morning America, and she’s our Welcome and General Session speaker for Thursday, May 18th, presenting “The Power of Small: Creating Small Connections that Can Change Everything.” Learn more.

Attendee registration is now open! Browse this post or click here to see this year’s highlights and make plans to join us today!

New! Wednesday Charleston Tours

We’re adding more fun to this year’s conference. On Wednesday evening we’ll be offering three tours of Charleston. Whether you’re interested in food, cocktails or a little bit of history and scare, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy!

Savor the Flavors of Charleston
6:30pm – 9:00pm

In Charleston’s delicious, award-winning food, you taste more than a chef’s skill and passion, you taste the vibrant flavors from farmers’ fields, the bounty from the waters, and more than 300 years of rich history, culture and culinary tradition.

Pricing – $125 per person (without alcohol) & $175 per person (with alcohol).


Ghost and Graveyard
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Charleston’s rich history brings with it incredible stories — and ghosts! In a city that’s endured everything from war, slavery, earthquakes, and hurricanes to financial prosperity and artistic achievement, ghosts, haunted places, and legends are everywhere.

Pricing – $40 per person.


Toast of the Town
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Charleston’s talent for entertaining is world renowned! Join us and visit the quaint bars of three of Charleston’s most popular, upscale boutique inns, and learn about how this colonial port city became known as one of the best places to raise a toast.

Pricing – $95 per person


Learn more about our Wednesday evening tours and additional Annual Conference highlights here.

Hotel Accommodations

The Charleston Marriott, overlooking the Ashley River, offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market and great dining and entertainment. The NCMGMA room block rate is $205 per night. Learn more.

Register Today!

Online registration is now open. Full conference costs start at $425 for members. See all of our conference pricing here. To register today, please follow the online registration link below.

Questions

If you have any questions about the Annual Conference, please contact
the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Next Week is National Medical Group Practice Week

Next week is National Medical Group Practice Week (NMGPW)! From all of us at NCMGMA, we say thank you to all the healthcare professionals, industry partners and students for your drive, your commitment to excellence and your passion for providing and supporting exceptional healthcare in North Carolina.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed!

New Master Class Preview Video and Only 6 Spots Left

NCMGMA’s Productive Practice Leaders
2023 Master Class

February 23-24 | Graylyn Estate | Winston-Salem, NC

Click the thumbnail image to view Mary Kelly’s preview of the 2023 Master Class program!

NCMGMA’s 2022 Master Class was such a success, we’re launching an encore event in 2023 with Mary Kelly! This year’s Master Class is another opportunity for practice administrators, managers, and industry leaders to gather and learn together.

Revisit some of the highlights of Mary’s wildly popular 2022 NCMGMA Master Class program and experience her NEW work that showcases the importance of practice management leadership.

Master Class Take-aways:

  • New! Tactical Program, “Tiny Habits for Big Impacts.”
  • Each participant will receive a hard cover book, Five Minute Leadership Guide, by Mary Kelly, and Mary’s newest white paper, “The Burnout Crisis in Health Care.”
  • 12-month Practice Managers Planning Guide along with 14 of the best 5-minute templates for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • NCMGMA Productive Practice Leaders certificate of completion.
  • Mary’s treasure chest of resources including takeaways on management, leadership, focus, productivity, practice growth, and resiliency.

Master Class Program

The NCMGMA Productive Practice Leaders 2023 Master Class is a two-day leadership program designed to give healthcare practice leaders an opportunity to return to their practice with proven tools to be a healthier and more effective leader. Take time for yourself and your professional development and make plans to join us in Winston-Salem in February!

Thursday, February 23th

11:30am – 5:00pm
Lunch & Programming
Tiny Habits for Big Impacts

How to help your team make small, easy changes to make a significant difference in their careers, productivity, and happiness.

6:00pm
Butler Tour & Dinner

Take a stroll through the Manor House with one of the Graylyn Estate butlers. Learn the history of the estate, hear some of its intriguing stories and experience the true meaning of “spared no expense.” Afterwards, join fellow attendees for dinner.

Friday, February 24th

7:00am – 8:00am
Breakfast

Start the day with your fellow attendees. Enjoy a sit-down breakfast networking and preparing for another informative session from Master Class programming leader Mary Kelly.

8:00am – 11:30am
Programming
Leading Through the Burnout

No other industry has experienced the rate of change or the intensity of change as the medical community. In her latest research, Mary studied physician and staff burnout, and most importantly, what to do about it.

Programming Leader

Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D.
Commander, U.S. Navy (ret)

CEO, Productive Leaders
Mary specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity, especially in finance, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing. One of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy, Mary served 25 years on active duty, mostly in Asia, leading multi-cultural teams in nine countries. Her remarkable career of service included working as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel.

About the Graylyn Estate

The former residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bowman Gray, the estate is an extensive part of North Carolina history. Just minutes from downtown, Graylyn’s vast 55-acre property allows visitors to experience a world away from the bustle of city streets. A perfect combination of a modern, sophisticated conference facility and an enchanting, historic residence, Graylyn is sure to captivate from the moment you arrive.

Registration and Costs

There are only 10 seats left for this year’s Master Class course. Registration is INCLUSIVE of all meals and one night’s accommodation at the Graylyn Estate. The NCMGMA member rate is $799 and the non-member rate is $899.

Questions

If you have any questions about the 2023 Master Class, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Message from the NCMGMA Past President Matt Johnson

Dear Members,

Serving as the NCMGMA President this past year has been a great privilege. Without question, the highest reward has been developing new relationships with so many talented leaders and strengthening relationships with old friends. An organization is only as good as its members, and NCMGMA truly stands out with so many giving individuals that are always generous with their time and knowledge.

It isn’t easy to pull together volunteers to sit on committees, be engaged, and share their talents. We are fortunate to have so many willing to serve as chapter officers, committee chairs and members, and board of director officers. It is a time commitment that can pull you from regular day-to-day responsibilities, and your sacrifice to serve is extraordinary. Thank you for your servant leadership and for being an example for us all.

For those yet to serve on a committee or as a chapter officer, I encourage you to do so. Your ideas will be welcomed, and you will be supported regardless of your experience. This is a wonderful way to learn and give back. Please consider this as you progress as an NCMGMA member.

2022 was filled with accomplishments; too many to name them all. Let me highlight a few of them that stand out.

We had an incredibly successful Spring Conference at the Wilmington Convention Center. As meeting in person returned and gained momentum, we had a strong turnout for the event. Our affiliate members and Alliance sponsors showed up in full force, allowing us to host a fantastic experience for participants. Beyond the talented slate of speakers, the networking and roundtable activities provided many excellent exchanges. The conference closed with solid representation from our Advocacy Committee and our friends from the NC Medical Society.

A first for our organization took place later in the Spring when we held our first-ever Master Class in Winston-Salem. Sandra Jarrett and the Education Committee went to great lengths to put together an incredible two-day event featuring renowned speaker Mary Kelly, who knocked everyone’s socks off. This event was so successful that we decided to do it again in 2023. Registration is open so don’t wait long to enroll, as this event will sell out fast!

The final big event of the year was our Fall Conference, held in Cherokee, NC. The newly renovated convention center at Harrah’s Casino made for the perfect venue to meet. Todd Pittman and the Conference Committee once again outdid themselves with the slate of speakers and activities at this conference. The vendor hall was packed, and lots of fun was had by all. The work for the 2023 conferences started almost immediately after the Fall Conference, so stay tuned for more.

In a time when we have seen the competition for employees at its most significant in recent history, we have leaned on each other for ideas for attracting and retaining talent. The listserv has been an incredible resource for us. Additionally, there may not be a more critical time than now to have an up-to-date Salary Survey as we evaluate our current payroll. We are fortunate to have this tool, as many states do not. Participation is crucial for it to continue and to remain relevant. Thank you to Frank Chitty and that Committee for putting this together, and thank you to all who have supplied data.

I thought I could be brief with this update, but there were just too many accomplishments that needed acknowledging, and I’m sure I’m leaving some out.

Another one that stands out for me was watching the growth of our Student Outreach Committee. John Clement and Lee Katherine Ayerhart led this committee to see a greater increase in student participants than we have had in years! We have also seen a resurgence of the Wilmington Chapter, which is very exciting. I can’t wait to see what’s next for our organization.

None of these achievements would be possible without the sage leadership of our Executive Director, Melissa Klingberg. She is a tireless worker and the glue that keeps us all together. Serving beside her was an honor and privilege.

I’ve had the luxury of seeing some previews of things ahead for 2023. With NCMGMA’s 2022-23 president, you can count on a fantastic year with Chad Ghorley at the helm. Please support him, as so many of you have helped me, as we continue to be the “leaders for tomorrow’s healthcare.”

Respectfully Submitted,

Matt Johnson, MA, MBA
NCMGMA Immediate Past President

Start 2023 Healthier and More Productive with Master Class in February at the Graylyn Estate

NCMGMA’s Productive Practice Leaders
2023 Master Class

February 23-24 | Graylyn Estate | Winston-Salem, NC

NCMGMA’s 2022 Master Class was such a success, we’re launching an encore event in 2023 with Mary Kelly! This year’s Master Class is another opportunity for practice administrators, managers, and industry leaders to gather and learn together.

Revisit some of the highlights of Mary’s wildly popular 2022 NCMGMA Master Class program and experience her NEW work that showcases the importance of practice management leadership.

Master Class Take-aways:

  • New! Tactical Program, “Tiny Habits for Big Impacts.”
  • Each participant will receive a hard cover book, Five Minute Leadership Guide, by Mary Kelly, and Mary’s newest white paper, “The Burnout Crisis in Health Care.”
  • 12-month Practice Managers Planning Guide along with 14 of the best 5-minute templates for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • NCMGMA Productive Practice Leaders certificate of completion.
  • Mary’s treasure chest of resources including takeaways on management, leadership, focus, productivity, practice growth, and resiliency.

Master Class Program

The NCMGMA Productive Practice Leaders 2023 Master Class is a two-day leadership program designed to give healthcare practice leaders an opportunity to return to their practice with proven tools to be a healthier and more effective leader. Take time for yourself and your professional development and make plans to join us in Winston-Salem in February!

Thursday, February 23th

11:30am – 5:00pm
Lunch & Programming
Tiny Habits for Big Impacts

How to help your team make small, easy changes to make a significant difference in their careers, productivity, and happiness.

6:00pm
Butler Tour & Dinner

Take a stroll through the Manor House with one of the Graylyn Estate butlers. Learn the history of the estate, hear some of its intriguing stories and experience the true meaning of “spared no expense.” Afterwards, join fellow attendees for dinner.

Friday, February 24th

7:00am – 8:00am
Breakfast

Start the day with your fellow attendees. Enjoy a sit-down breakfast networking and preparing for another informative session from Master Class programming leader Mary Kelly.

8:00am – 11:30am
Programming
Leading Through the Burnout

No other industry has experienced the rate of change or the intensity of change as the medical community. In her latest research, Mary studied physician and staff burnout, and most importantly, what to do about it.

Programming Leader

Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D.
Commander, U.S. Navy (ret)

CEO, Productive Leaders
Mary specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity, especially in finance, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing. One of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy, Mary served 25 years on active duty, mostly in Asia, leading multi-cultural teams in nine countries. Her remarkable career of service included working as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel.

About the Graylyn Estate

The former residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bowman Gray, the estate is an extensive part of North Carolina history. Just minutes from downtown, Graylyn’s vast 55-acre property allows visitors to experience a world away from the bustle of city streets. A perfect combination of a modern, sophisticated conference facility and an enchanting, historic residence, Graylyn is sure to captivate from the moment you arrive.

Registration and Costs

There are only 10 seats left for this year’s Master Class course. Registration is INCLUSIVE of all meals and one night’s accommodation at the Graylyn Estate. The NCMGMA member rate is $799 and the non-member rate is $899.

Questions

If you have any questions about the 2023 Master Class, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (November 16, 2022, through December 29, 2022):

Active

  • Nichole Alley, Orthopaedics East Inc, Greenville, NC
  • Lara Dickerson, NC AHEC, Hamptonville, NC
  • Matthew Dyer, Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Charlotte, NC
  • Jeannie Gilchrist, Eastern Nephrology Associates, PLLC, Greenville, NC
  • Elizabeth Harris, Carolina Conceptions, P.A., Raleigh, NC
  • Leah Lipscomb, Orthopaedics Specialist of North Carolina, Wake Forest, NC
  • Randle Middleton, EmergeOrtho | Blue Ridge, Black Mountain, NC
  • Latisha Thompson, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Huntersville, NC
  • Robin Young, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Greensboro, NC

Student

  • Cathy Cobler, Appalachian State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • John Grubbs, Wake Forest University, Sacramento, CA
  • Peyton Daisy O’Conner, Blue Ridge Technical College, Marshall, NC
  • Angy Ricucci, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Clayton, NC
  • Fenna Thompson, Appalachian State University, Charlotte, NC
  • Tierra Tucker, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC

Like to see your name on this list? Learn more about NCMGMA here and join the “leaders for tomorrow’s healthcare” today.

The Results Are In! 2022 NC Salary Survey Data Available

North Carolina Salary and Benefits Survey Data Reporting Open!

NCMGMA is pleased to announce the release of the Medical Employee Salary & Benefits Online Survey results. This data, collected from 2022 practice metrics, is designed to bring you the information you need to see trends specific to the healthcare industry, and provide comparative information your organization can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.

Attention Survey Participants

If you met the 75% survey completion requirement, your access to the data is complimentary. Visit benchmark.ncmgmasalarysurvey.com/ and use your participation username and password to access the data. Please use the “Forgot Password” option if you cannot recall your log in details (be sure to check your spam for the details if you do not see it in your in box). If you have any questions about your survey completion, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Purchase Your 2022 Data Access

For practice administrators who would like to purchase access to the 2022 Salary & Benefits Survey data or who did not meet the 75% survey completion requirement, the cost is $400 for NCMGMA members and $600 for non-members. To purchase your data access, please follow the link below.

Thank You to Our Survey Sponsor

Questions

If you have any questions about the 2022 Salary & Benefits Survey, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

NCMGMA Membership Dues Increase Beginning January 1st

As of January 1, 2023, NCMGMA membership dues will see an increase of $20 for Active, Faculty and Transitional memberships and $25 for Affiliate membership. To learn more about the benefits of membership and the NCMGMA membership types and qualifications, please click here (https://www.ncmgm.org/join-now).

Please note: if you have not already renewed your dues for the 2022-2023 year, you can renew prior to January 1st.

Questions
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.