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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.
Blue Cross donates $275K to fight food insecurity
| News Story | Smoky Mountain News

Blue Cross donates $275K to fight food insecurity

Blue Cross NC has contributed $275,000 to the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project this year to help combat food insecurity caused by the pandemic while also helping farmers.

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Rahul Rajkumar, MD, on Advanced Primary Care

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$750,000 Blue Cross NC investment expands school-based virtual clinic in Cleveland County

The investment over three years will allow kids to have access to primary care onsite without ...