Issue 2 – December 2013
Without question, the healthcare industry is in the midst of a radical transformation. While our organization is well positioned to contend with the changes that are impacting us at an accelerated rate, I have tremendous faith in our provider community. I am humbled and gratified by what I see and hear from physicians and caregivers who refuse to let industry changes and pressures adversely impact the quality of care delivered.
In this issue, you will learn about what is not changing at Carolinas HealthCare System. Despite severe government regulations and new competitive market forces, our physicians have not let that stop them from making enormous advances in medicine, some of which are the first of its kind in the world. You will read about your peers who are saving lives, pioneering new treatments, creating research and dedicating their careers for the betterment of humanity. The stories here reflect why the practice of medicine is such a noble calling.
I deeply appreciate the contributions you each make daily. Thank you for what you do. I am honored to support such a devoted group of clinicians who despite the economic realities of our industry, keep our patients as our first priority.
Roger A. Ray, MD, MBA, FACPE
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer