2022 NCMGMA Fall Conference Wrap Up: Awards, Photos and More

2022 Fall Conference a Success!

We came together last week in Cherokee – September 14-16, 2022 – for our Fall Conference in the brand new event center of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Over 100 attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors enjoyed continuing education from some of healthcare’s finest thought leaders, participated in essential networking events with peers and old friends, honored outstanding industry achievement with our annual awards, and experienced the sold-out exhibit hall full of Alliance sponsor products and services.

Thank you to everyone who pulled away from their busy practices to join us. Thank you to all our speakers and exhibitors for sharing your knowledge and expertise and thank you to our sponsors for your continued support of our organization: we couldn’t do it without you. And, lastly, thank you to our volunteers for leading the organization and keeping us moving in the right direction: your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.

Please browse this post to see all that took place last week and to see what’s in store for NCMGMA—thorugh the end of 2022 and beyond.

Practice of the Year Award

Goldsboro Pediatrics, P.A.

(L-R) Brandy Yeh and Nola Claiborne of Goldsboro Pediatrics are presented the Practice of the Year Award by Andy Shene of First Citizens Bank.

Each year, NCMGMA and First Citizens Bank recognize a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff. For our 9th annual award, we are proud to recognize Goldsboro Pediatrics as our Practice of the Year! The award also includes a $3000 donation to the winner’s foundation of choice. Goldsboro Pediatrics selected Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County as their designated foundation. Congratulations Goldsboro Pediatrics!

President’s Award

Renee Schneider

2021-22 NCMGMA President Matt Johnson presents the President’s Award to Renee Schneider

The President’s Award is given to an individual of NCMGMA for outstanding service and contribution to the association, its members and medical practice management. This year’s award was presented to Renee Schneider of the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association offices.

Service Awards

Meritorious Service Award and Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award

(L-R): Fran Sembert, CMPE, 2022 Meritorious Service Award winner, NCMGMA Executive Director Melissa Klingberg, and Steve Parker, 2022 Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award winner.

Congratulations to Fran Sembert, CMPE, our 2022 Meritorious Service Award winner and Steve Parker of Curi, our 2022 Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award winner. The Meritorious Service Award is given for outstanding service and contribution to the NCMGMA, its members, and medical practice management; and the Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award highlights the true meaning of volunteerism for NCMGMA. Both Fran and Steve are outstanding champions of NCMGMA and our many programs and initiatives and we thank them for their selfless dedication to our organization.

Community Service Project

Snack Packs for MANNA FoodBank

Fall Conference attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers assemble snack packs for children in need in Western North Carolina.

At the close of the morning educational sessions on Thursday, September 15th, NCMGMA teamed up with MANNA FoodBank to make snack packs for children in need in Western North Carolina. MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization working to end food insecurity in the 16 counties of Western North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary. In the end, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and NCMGMA staff made over 200 snack packs for MANNA FoodBank. Thank you to everyone who participated in this essential service project!

Event Photo Album

NCMGMA member Sandra Jarrett participates in a self-defense demonstration with speaker Johnathan Frisk during his “Surviving an Active Shooter” general session.


Thank you, again, to all our attendees, sponsors/exhibitors, speakers and volunteers for helping to make the 2022 Annual Conference another successful NCMGMA event!


October Zoom Webinar
Using Your Data to Drive Practice Optimization & Growth
October 6, 2022 | 12pm – 1pm

Join us as we explore the most common barriers to analyzing and optimizing data and how to address these barriers in your practice. Presented by Curi Advisory. Click here to register for this free webinar.


Customer Service Interactive Workshop
Customer Service with
Emotional Intelligence

October 25, 2022 | 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Support staff is vital to patient care and every role makes a difference. In this session we explore techniques that promote a compassionate, welcoming, and respectful culture. Click here to register for this workshop.


2023 Master Class
February 23-24, 2023
Graylyn Estate, Winston-Salem, NC

This two-day program is designed to give practice managers a deep dive into professional development in a thoroughly engaging and relaxing setting. Watch for more details coming soon!


Advocacy Days
March 28-29, 2023
Raleigh, NC

Packed full of legislative action and information, Advocacy Days is a great opportunity to hear about the local issues, meet the experts and make your voice heard in Raleigh. Watch for more details coming soon!


2023 NCMGMA Annual Conference
May 17-19, 2023
Marriott Charleston
Charleston, SC

Join us in the heart of downtown Charleston as we go to the Marriott Charleston for our 2023 Annual Conference! Watch for more details coming soon!

2022 NCMGMA Annual Conference Wrap Up: Awards, Photos and More

2022 Annual Conference a Success!

The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) came together last week in Wilmington, May 18-20, 2022, for our Annual Conference at the Wilmington Convention Center and Embassy Suites Riverside. Over 245 attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors enjoyed continuing education from some of healthcare’s finest thought leaders, participated in essential networking events with peers and old friends, honored outstanding industry achievement with our annual awards, and experienced the sold-out exhibit hall full of Alliance sponsor products and services driving healthcare management innovation and excellence to the next level.

Thank you to everyone who pulled away from their busy practices to join us. Thank you to all our speakers and exhibitors for sharing your knowledge and expertise and thank you to our sponsors for your continued support of our organization: we couldn’t do it without you. And, lastly, thank you to our volunteers for leading the organization and keeping us moving in the right direction: your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.

Please browse this email to see all that took place last week and to see what’s in store for NCMGMA, through the end of 2022 and beyond.

Administrator of the Year Award
Jacob A. Rodman, CMPE

Chief Executive Officer, Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic, Inc.

Jacob A. Rodman, CMPE, (center), CEO of Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic, Inc., is recognized as the 2022 NCMGMA/Curi Administrator of the Year. Photo Credit: Chris Brehmer

Jacob Rodman, CMPE, is the chief executive officer for Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic and our 2022 NCMGMA/Curi Administrator of the Year. Says Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD, president of Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic, “A leader is defined as someone who can see the capacity for improvement and can rally people to move toward that goal. Jacob Rodman is not only a great businessman and CEO of Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic, but he is a great leader. He is the most valuable player at our practice as he genuinely cares about those he works with and seeks out opportunities to grow our practice.”

The Administrator of the Year award, sponsored by Curi, 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.

President’s Award
David P. Sousa, JD, MBA

(L-R): NCMGMA President Matt Johnson presents the President’s Award to David Sousa, JD, MBA. Photo Credit: Chris Brehmer

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. This year’s award was presented to David P. Sousa, JD, MBA. David has been a tireless champion of NCMGMA, helping us further the association’s efforts to be the “leaders for tomorrow’s healthcare.” David was instrumental in engaging Medical Mutual, now Curi, with NCMGMA, nurturing and expanding the partnership through the years and continually helping us deliver vital events, services and support to the practice managers of North Carolina.

Community Service Project
Snack Packs for NourishNC

Annual Conference attendees, exhibitors and volunteers assemble snack packs for children in need in North Carolina’s New Hanover County.

At the close of the morning educational sessions on Thursday, May 19th, NCMGMA teamed up with NourishNC to make snack packs for children in need in North Carolina’s New Hanover County. NourishNC is a 501(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 and volunteers made over 400 snack packs for NourishNC. Thank you to everyone who participated in this essential service project!

Event Photo Album

Photo Credit: Chris Brehmer

Follow the link below to visit our 2022 Annual Conference Flickr album. We’ve just added all of the photos from our professional photographer Chris Brehmer: take a look, they’re amazing!

Thank you, again, to all our attendees, sponsors/exhibitors, speakers and volunteers for helping to make the 2022 Annual Conference another successful NCMGMA event!

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

Annual Conference Award Winners, Service Project News and Photos

Winning at the Game of Healthcare?
These individuals and organizations most certainly are!

The 2019 NCMGMA Annual Conference came to a close at the Embassy Suites in downtown Wilmington on Friday, May 10th, and we’re happy to report another successful healthcare leadership event. During the Annual Conference, guests attended educational sessions and heard from presenters such as Jeff Butler of JB International, Mark Werner of Healthy Blue (BCBSNC), Representatives Dr. Gregory Murphy and Josh Dobson, and William C. Ray, NC Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management. Please Click here to view our full event schedule and to learn about all of our presenters.

We also presented our 2019 annual awards, recognizing outstanding leadership and performance within the healthcare industry and NCMGMA. Congratulations to the following winners:

2019 Annual Award Winners

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(L-R) Steve Parker, Curi VP Member Services;
Jag Gill, FACMPE, CEENTA CEO and 2019 Administrator of the Year; and
Jane Lutz, NCMGMA President

2019 NCMGMA and Curi – a Medical Mutual Co. Administrator of the Year
Jag Gill, ScD, FACHE, FACMPE
Jag Gill, Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates P.A. (CEENTA), was named the 2019 NCMGMA/Curi – a Medical Mutual Co. Administrator of the Year during the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association’s Annual Conference networking reception on Thursday, May 9th. The Administrator of the Year award honors a medical practice administrator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and management proficiency, and who has helped enhance the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in North Carolina. Click here to view the complete award press release.

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NCMGMA and First Citizens Bank present CEENTA with a $3,000 check to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

2019 NCMGMA and First Citizens Bank Practice of the Year
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates P.A. (CEENTA)
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA) was named the 2019 Practice of the Year at the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association’s (NCMGMA) Annual Conference. The Practice of the Year Award recognizes a medical group practice that makes significant contributions to its community, patients and staff through volunteer work, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean ups and community screenings and education. Click here to view the complete award press release.

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(L-R): Steve Parker, NCMGMA president elect and the 2019 NCMGMA President’s Award recipient, and NCMGMA President Jane Lutz

2019 NCMGMA President’s Award Winner
Steve Parker
Steve Parker, the Vice President of Member Services for Curi – a Medical Mutual Co., and our NCMGMA president elect, is the 2019 NCMGMA President’s Award recipient. 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.

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(L-R): NCMGMA President Jane Lutz and the
2019 Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award recipient
and NCMGMA immediate past president,
Sandra Jarrett, FACMPE

2019 Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award Winner
Sandra Jarrett, FACMPE
Sandra Jarrett, NCMGMA’s immediate past president and the practice manager for Salisbury Orthopaedic Associates, PA., is our 2019 Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award winner. The Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award highlights the true meaning of volunteerism for NCMGMA and we are proud to present it to Sandra, a member whose continuous service and commitment to our organization truly embodies the spirit of this award.

NourishNC Service Project

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(L-R) NCMGMA board members Tessa Wolfarth and Chad Ghorley collect food supplies for the snack packs that were assembled at the 2019 NCMGMA Annual Conference and provided to NourishNC and GLOW.

This year, NCMGMA chose to perform a service project at the Annual Conference: building snack packs for NourishNC, a 501-c(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community. NCMGMA staff, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors collected and packed 135 lbs. worth of snack packs. In all, 200 lbs. of snacks were donated to NourishNC. The snack packs will be going to GLOW (Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington) for their college visit field trips. GLOW is an all-girls charter school that is designed to prepare young ladies to be the first generation of their respective families to attend college. The field trips will allow these young ladies to get a glimpse of college and hear about the opportunities available to them.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this service project a success!

Thank You Conference Participants

Thank you to all of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors who came out to Wilmington last week to be a part of our 2019 Annual Conference. We greatly appreciate your support of NCMGMA. Watch for details on more exciting NCMGMA events coming soon.

Event Photos

To view our 2019 Annual Conference Flickr photo album, follow this link.

Annual Conference is Next Week: May 8-10 in Wilmington

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Pre-registration Closes Monday at Noon

There’s still time to join us for our 2019 Annual Conference (May 8-10 in Wilmington). Along with first-class education and the latest-and-greatest products and services in our sold out exhibit hall, you’ll also have the opportunity to help feed school children in New Hanover county (see below for complete details).

Follow this link for complete conference details. Don’t forget about our Wednesday Annual Conference reception, sponsored by Curi, aboard the USS North Carolina with buffet dinner and live music!

Annual Conference Reception

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Attendee Registration

Annual Conference registration is still available. Follow the links below for online registration and print/mail/fax registration. Preregistration closes Monday, May 6th at Noon.

NCMGMA Community Service Project at Annual Conference
Help Us Feed Hungry Children in New Hanover County!

Supporting NourishNC – 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 – NCMGMA will be packing 200 Snack Packs onsite during the 2019 Annual Conference. These Snack Packs are ready-to-go snack options that contain a juice box and three snacks for kids who need a little extra fuel for their after-school activities. Here’s what you can do to help:

Bring items to contribute to the Snack Packs! NCMGMA will be contributing 200 fully completed Snack Packs to NourishNC, but you can also help! Please see the list below to see what is allowed to bring. Please bring these to the NCMGMA registration desk at the Wilmington Convention Center no later than noon on Thursday, May 9th.

  • Snack Category A: Fruit Squeeze Pouch or GoGo Squeeze Yogurt (shelf-stable)
  • Snack Category B: Granola Bar, Meat & Cheese Stick, or Sandwich Cracker
  • Snack Category C: Raisins, Bag of Dried Fruit, or Fruit snacks
  • Juice Boxes or small water bottles (no Kool-Aid please)

Join us at 4pm on Thursday, May 9th. As participants walk out of the last General Session, we will be set up for everyone to help and make a Snack Pack for NourishNC and help feed children in New Hanover County.

Conference Accommodations

We are past our room block cutoff for the Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown. To check on rates and availability, please call 910-251-3930.

Questions

Follow the links above for more information and for registration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

NCMGMA Community Service Project at Annual Conference

Help us Assist Hungry Children in New Hanover County!

nourishncSupporting NourishNC, 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, NCMGMA will be packing 200 Snack Packs onsite during the 2019 Annual Conference. These Snack Packs are ready-to-go snack options that contain a juice box and three snacks for kids who need a little extra fuel for their after-school activities. What do you need to do?

  1. Bring items to contribute to the Snack Packs! NCMGMA will be contributing 200 fully completed Snack Packs to NourishNC, but you can also help! Please see the list below to see what is allowed to bring. Please bring these to the NCMGMA registration desk at the Wilmington Convention Center no later than noon on Thursday, May 9th.
    • Snack Category A: Fruit Squeeze Pouch or GoGo Squeeze Yogurt (shelf-stable)
    • Snack Category B: Granola Bar, Meat & Cheese Stick, or Sandwich Cracker
    • Snack Category C: Raisins, Bag of Dried Fruit, or Fruit snacks
    • Juice Boxes or small water bottles (no Kool-Aid please)
  2. Join us at 4pm on Thursday, May 9th. As participants walk out of the last General Session, we will be set up for everyone to help and make a snack bag for NourishNC and help feed children in New Hanover County.

We look forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks and adding this special project to our agenda!