Carolinas HealthCare System

Issue 5 – October 2014

A Message from Roger Ray, MD, EVP, CPE

Roger Ray, MD

As many of you know, my wife Eileen and I recently sent our first child off to college, so I have been in a state of reflection as we begin a new life chapter. While each of us realize that our children change, grow and move on to other phases of their development – such as leaving for school, the military or other paths – there are often moments when we wish that things could remain the same.

In healthcare, while we are accustomed to change, the speed of which we have experienced lately makes some yearn for the status quo.

Fortunately, many of you are helping our organization transform since the status quo is no longer a viable option. As our leaders have well-articulated, we are facing intense pressure to reduce costs while improving quality, outcomes and customer service.

Read the entire message from Roger Ray, MD

System Updates

To keep you up-to-date about the changing healthcare landscape and Carolinas HealthCare System initiatives, this section will feature System-wide announcements.

Clinical Highlights

The articles in this section will feature recent updates from various service lines throughout the System, allowing you to stay informed about your specific specialties. Read more...


Physician in the Spotlight

Physicians in the Sptolight Founding Physician Retires from Barnett Family Practice
For nearly four decades, James A. Furse, MD, has provided high quality, personalized care to patients at Barnett Family Practice in Indian Land and Lancaster. Dr. Furse began working at the practice in 1976 as one of the three founding physicians of the practice. Read more...

Regional Highlight

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge CMO Named to National Post
Joseph C. Mazzola, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, was recently installed as president of the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME).. Read more...
Physicians in the Spotlight