Members of the NCMS Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees Celebrate 175 Years!

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Medical Society hosted its Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees for a weekend of learning, strategic planning, Society updates, and fellowship.  Over the course of three days, members and staff enjoyed a presentation from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley, had a day of learning about practice management and artificial intelligence, and strategic planning.

In addition to Kinsley, speakers included Janelle Rhyne, MD and Cheryl Walker McGill, MD who spoke on artificial intelligence and how it is affecting the healthcare community and the future impacts it is likely to have.  The offered an excellent article how on how artificial and augmented intelligence is already creating wide-reaching medical implications. Click here for a link to the AMA article and CME opportunities.

The AI discussion continued with a presentation from Lyle Gravatt and Justin May of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP.  They discussed the legal and regulatory environment that has been created by artificial intelligence.  NCMS CEO Chip Baggett then moderated a panel discussion with all presenters that drew great discussion and many difficult questions.

Ron Howrigon, President and CEO of Fulcrum Strategies, led a long conversation on Practice Capitalization.  He offered suggestions on managing a medical practice during difficult financial times and tips for improving your bottom line.

Saturday afternoon was followed by a two hour on strategic planning that focused on the NCMS goals for 2024.  The session was moderated by Glenn Newsom of  Pilgrimage Partners.

Board members and staff discussed ways to move forward including increasing our membership numbers and the importance of our Leadership College.

Saturday evening was the 1849 Society Dinner and Induction Ceremony.  The NCMS Foundation’s most prestigious giving society, the 1849 Society, recognizes individuals’ cumulative lifetime cash gifts.  Initial membership in the 1849 Society is set at a minimum of $10,000.  This year, former NCMS President Dr. Arthur Apolinario was inducted into the 1849 Society.  Guests were entertained by soprano Rush Dorsett and pianist Daniel Spiegel.

On Sunday, the Board of Directors Meeting covered updates on strategic plans, a treasurer’s report, the latest on the LEAD Gala and 175th Anniversary Celebration, an update on the NC General Assembly and Uniform Credentialing and was followed by President Eileen Raynor going over the Consent Agenda.

The Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting was led by Dr. Timothy Reeder, with reports from Treasurer Dr. Osi Udekwu, a KIPL update, Chip Baggett speaking on the ONSMS Grant Partnership with NCDHHS, a NCCPRW update and additional board business.


Look for a special e-mal this week from NCMS President Eileen Raynor with a mid-year report on how well the NCMS is doing.