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“Life feels like the movie Groundhog Day.”
| News Story | Point of Blue

“Life feels like the movie Groundhog Day.”

For Dr. John Scheitler, a primary care doctor in Gastonia, North Carolina, life feels like the movie Groundhog Day. Every day he tries to do right by his patients and hopes he’s done enough to keep himself and his family safe. But back in March, this didn’t feel routine.
"We knew the pandemic was coming."
| News Story | Point of Blue

"We knew the pandemic was coming."

After attending a filtration conference in late February, Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi returned to North Carolina determined to create filters for masks at North Carolina State University (NC State). “At the conference,” he said, “we already knew the pandemic was coming. It was all we could talk about.”
Dynamic diversity: The changing look of N.C. executive power
| News Story | Business North Carolina

Dynamic diversity: The changing look of N.C. executive power

A few people on the BNC list are prominent figures in North Carolina, including CEOs Ellison, Tunde Sotunde of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Gene Woods of Atrium Health...Sotunde, 55, took the job last June in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which reflected higher infection and death rates among minorities. The executive’s international roots and accomplishments as a physician and businessman should enable him to help “reshape health care,” Blue Cross Chair Frank Holding Jr. said at his hiring. It’s the state’s largest insurer with more than 3.7 million members.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Our Work Doesn’t Stop!
| News Story | LinkedIn

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Our Work Doesn’t Stop!

We know racism and discrimination lead to health disparities and impacts the health and safety of our employees, members and communities. Health inequity impacts all North Carolinians. North Carolina is consistently in the lower percentile of state health rankings. *Data shows our state’s health system ranked #36 of 50 states and #46 of 50 states for disparities.

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