This month we kicked off the new fiscal year for NC HIMSS and are excited to share the changes within the board. The NC HIMSS board and its committees work throughout the year to bring events and content to our members. We will continue to share updates with you in this monthly newsletter.
President, President-Elect, and Other Board of Director Changes
Leslie Cothran, MBA, moves into the president role to serve for the 2023 and 2024 fiscal years. Leslie recently joined Microsoft as a customer success account manager in Healthcare and Life Sciences after almost 30 years in Information Technology. For the NC HIMSS chapter, Leslie looks forward to working on various initiatives, including membership engagement and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and focusing on strategic relationships to make this chapter the best it can possibly be!
Kim Willis, ECU Health (previously Vidant Health), transitions to the role of past president role and we thank her for two years serving as our chapter’s president!
Jon Brown, MBA and NC Division CIO, HCA Healthcare, is president-elect. With HCA, he leads patient digital strategies, nurse and provider retention, and other endeavors at HCA. Little known fact…Jon has been a member of HIMSS for over 20 years, including partnering with another NC CIO to restart the NC HIMSS chapter many years ago! We are excited to have Jon’s experience and commitment to serving with NC HIMSS!
Other changes to the NC HIMSS board include Cathy Durbin, Himformatics, as communications co-chair, and Catherine Diederich Ed.D., MMCI Duke School of Medicine, Master of Management in Clinical Informatics Associate Director, as membership chair. Learn more.
Mark your calendars:
Annual Conference: Now and Next for Healthcare Delivery
Oct. 18 & 19
Winston-Salem Marriott & Convention Center
Healthcare News to Know
National HIMSS updates and other important healthcare news in our state:
NCHA Names John Thompson as VP of State Government Affairs
NCHA Statement on NC Senate Vote Passing H149
UNC Horizons Awarded $800,000 to Expand Treatment Services
NCDHHS Preparing for Rollout of Vaccines to Children Under 5
NCDHHS Advises Caution to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses and Death as Temperatures Rise for the Summer
ECU Health internal medicine residents win Doctor’s Dilemma competition
New Critical Care tower at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Celebrates 700th Hearth Transplant Milestone
Nanda Named Chief Medical Information Officer at Cone Health
Antrum Named Chief Nursing Officer at Cone Health
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NC HIMSS Board of Directors