CEO Update: The Forum
Happy Spring! In addition to snow that doesn’t seem to want to stop falling, we are being showered with new TV shows. I just started watching this new show on the Magnolia Network called “Restoration Road” with Clint Harper. The show takes you to an old barn or house that is being moved and then renovated. Buildings are typically moving from the north in places like New York or Philadelphia to out west to places like Idaho, not dissimilar to back in the old days with folks moving out west. The part that I love so much is hearing the stories and learning the history of the barn/house and the towns they’ve come from. This has been the part that I’ve missed the most during COVID – hearing and sharing stories with you all. And that’s why I’m so excited to see everyone in person for the first time at the Forum since 2019! While virtual is a great way to receive education without the hassle of traveling, nothing beats meeting in person to network and share some laughs. If you haven’t had the chance to sign-up, it’s not too late – April 6-8 in Denver. Click the link here to register.
We have a great line-up of presentations and speakers this year. We start off Day 1 with some hands-on workshops around process improvement, mental wellbeing, and motivational interviewing and end the day learning more on HIT happenings from David Ginsberg. The next two days will have topics on succession planning, wellness, workforce, school-based healthcare centers, loan repayment, health professional shortage areas, mental health for youth, the NIH All of Us Research Program, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, state policy, substance use, colorectal cancer screening, COVID-19 and mental health, and RHC regulations and federal policy updates from the National Association of Rural Health Clinics. We will also have our traditional happy hour on Thursday evening as a chance to unwind and win some raffle prizes!.