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!