Welcome to Wednesday’s NCMS Morning Rounds.

March 31, 2021

Doctors’ Day Special Recognition

Leading up to yesterday’s Doctors’ Day celebration of all you do, the NCMS Foundation offered a chance to extend special recognition to individual physicians by donating $10 to the Foundation in their honor. Thank you to the generous donors who felt moved to publicly pay tribute to the following individuals. And thank you once again for all you do for your patients each and every day!

Adeel Siddiqui, MD
Terry Grant, MD
Gary O. Bean, MD
Bill Ferrell, MD
Rachel Keever, MD
Katie Lowry, MD
Lyndon Jordan, MD
Connette McMahon, MD
Josiah Duke, MD
Christopher Hasty, MD
Philip Perdue, MD
Christopher Barsanti, MD
Michelle Jones, MD
Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD
Darlene Menscer, MD
Tracy Eskra, MD
Karen Smith, MD
Dana Chambers, MD
Eileen Raynor, MD
Rachel Keever, MD
Holly Biola, MD
Danielle Mahaffey, MD
Joseph Pinkerton, MD

NCMS Leadership Development Programs Recruiting Now

The NCMS Foundation’s Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership currently is recruiting fr two of its programs – Leadership College and Health Care Leadership and Management. Both programs are project-based and focus on developing authentic leadership. That means alumni of the programs have looked inward to examine their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders to understand how to be most effective in driving positive change as part of the larger health care team as well as in the broader community.

The Institute’s foundational Leadership College delves into an individual’s leadership development. Each participant works on a year-long project involving a real-world issue where they can demonstrate their newly acquired leadership insights. At the culmination of the program each scholar summarizes their research findings in a TEDTalk-style presentation we call MEDTalks. You can watch the wide variety of previous years’ presentations here.

Learn more about and apply for Leadership College here.

The Health Care Leadership and Management track has a finance and management component as well as leadership development focus. This year-long course places special emphasis on deeper leadership development and skills that include strategic planning, negotiation and financial literacy and application.

Learn more about and apply for Health Care Leadership and Management here.

Both programs boast small class sizes with lots of personal attention and interaction with faculty and colleagues. The courses went virtual during the pandemic but are now moving toward a hybrid of virtual and in-person sessions.

Interested in hearing from alumni about their Kanof Institute experiences? The Summer 2020 issue of the NCMS Bulletin online magazine features a variety of Kanof Institute alumni recounting their ‘leadership journeys,’ and how the programs helped them each define what leadership means to them and how they currently are using the skills they gained. Read these profiles here.

If you have any questions about the programs, please contact Aubrey Cuthbertson [email protected].

Please Help Us Track COVID-19 Trends

Since the beginning of the pandemic last March, the NCMS, NC Medical Group Management Association and Curi have regularly surveyed our membership on issues they are experiencing due to the pandemic. Over time this information has helped inform our advocacy and resource development on your behalf.

Please take a moment to help us to continue to assess the impact on your practice of the COVID-19 pandemic by taking this week’s survey.


Read a summary of the key takeaways from 2020 here.

In the News

Senate Reaches Deal To Extend Medicare Pay Bump For Health Care Providers Through 2021, STAT News, 3-23-21

Learning Opportunity

Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit 2021, Wed and Thurs, April 14-15
The Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative convenes an annual summit addressing the key areas of policy, prevention/education and cessation.

Learn more and register here.

If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!