Lawrence W. Raymond, MD – Medical Director HEALTHWORKS Division, Carolinas HealthCare System

Dr. Lawrence Raymond has been a physician with Carolinas HealthCare System since 1995. He currently serves as a medical director for the HEALTHWORKS Division and the director of occupational and environmental medicine for Carolinas HealthCare System.

Upon receiving his medical degree from Cornell University, Dr. Raymond held residency posts at the National Naval Medical Center for internal medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco for pulmonary diseases, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for occupational medicine and Georgetown University for internal medicine.

Dr. Raymond is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary disease. He also serves as the physician commissioner on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission.

Named a “Top Doctor” by Charlotte Magazine in 2016, his practice is also recognized by the NCQA Physician Practice Connection as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. In 1973, he was awarded the U.S. Navy Commendation Medal, which is awarded to any person who distinguishes himself/herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service.

 

David A. Cosenza, MD – Medical Director HEALTHWORKS Division, Carolinas HealthCare System

Dr. David A. Cosenza has been a physician with Carolina HealthCare Systems since 2009.

Upon receiving his degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Cosenza held residency posts at the University of Texas Medical, C.O. Boyette Medical Clinic, and the Pungo District Hospital Emergency and Primary Care Departments in Belhaven, North Carolina. He has held positions with the Medical Offices at Penn Station at Chestor River Hospital, and Chocowinity Family Care’s Beaufort County Hospital.

Dr. Cosenza taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor staffing Urgent Care at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine before joining Carolinas Healthcare System at Bessemer City Family Medicine and receiving a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from Colombia Southern University.

Dr. Cosenza is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is licensed to practice in North and South Carolina. He is an American Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Association member. Dr. Cosenza received the Lamar Ross Award for Clinical Excellence in 2000, the William Wilson Award for Scholarly and Clinical Achievement in 1999, and was a Resident of the Year Award Nominee in 1999.

 

Kim Ferguson – Assistant Vice President, Product Management HEALTHWORKS Division, Carolinas HealthCare System

Kim Ferguson is the assistant vice president of product management at HEALTHWORKS. In her role, she is responsible for driving overall product strategy and vision for the product roadmap. This includes leading the development of products and services from concept to launch, as well as overseeing existing products and services in their improvement process or maintenance of standards. During her tenure, Kim has led several key product initiatives, including the rollout of a virtual care platform, which eliminates barriers to services such as health coaching and care for minor injuries or illness, and the establishment of an employer-staffed advisory board. Kim has been with Carolinas HealthCare System since 2005, serving in a variety of marketing roles, including director of marketing for HEALTHWORKS. Previously she held key marketing and communications positions in the entertainment, real estate, and health and fitness industries.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Kim is also Pragmatic Marketing Certified – Level III (PMC-III).

 

Betsy Parrott – Assistant Vice President HEALTHWORKS Division, Carolinas HealthCare System

Betsy Parrott, assistant vice president of HEALTHWORKS, has nearly 30 years’ experience with Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), developing longstanding employer relationships to help them maintain a healthy workforce while controlling costs. During this time, she served as the director and department head of the corporate health program which evolved into the HEALTHWORKS Division. In this role, she was responsible for coordinating all employer-related occupational medicine, wellness services, health fairs and educational services. She also coordinated on-site clinics, and medical management services within CHS. She has also led the way in developing models for on-site services — clinics with advanced care practitioners, nursing, health coaching, wellness, medical management and physician scheduling — which has reduced barriers to employee health and improved productivity and employers’ bottom lines. From the success of the employer-based on-site clinic model, she was able to assist the team within CHS in the development and implementation of their new wellness model, LiveWELL Carolinas!, which was developed to better engage CHS employees in improving their health. This model continues to be a success and has been used as a benchmark, available to employers.

 

Ellen IsaacsEllen Isaacs, RN, BSN, CPHM, CHC – Director of Corporate Health and Wellness, HEALTHWORKS Division, Carolinas HealthCare System

Ellen Isaacs, director of corporate health and wellness for HEALTHWORKS, has been a healthcare professional with Carolinas HealthCare System for more than 27 years. As a Registered Nurse, she has a diverse health care industry track record serving in clinical, business and leadership positions within the organization.

Ellen earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Gardner Webb University and is currently pursuing her MBA from Aspen University, Aspen CO.

She holds a business certification as a Professional Health Manager (CPHM) and community focused certifications as a Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a Mental Health First Aid Trainer as nationally recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health. She is a certified health coach (CHC) recognized by the department of public health education by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Her most recent publications include:
Virtual Health Coaching: A Bold New Benefit, Charlotte Business Journal

HbA1c Point-of-Care Analyzers: Comparing Results vs. Hospital Lab Study presented at the western Medical Research Conference in January 2017

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