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Sep 26, 2017

This week’s guest is Pamela Tripp, Chief Executive Officer of CommWell Health, who often uses Chief Encouragement Officer as her title. Ms. Tripp is passionate about rural healthcare in NC and America. She and her team of colleagues at CWH have raised the profile of Health Centers as credible and invaluable providers of primary, high quality multidisciplinary, integrated care in NC and across the nation.

CommWell Health is a thriving healthcare organization receiving national recognition for service excellence and patient integrated care, offering medical, dental, behavioral health services, HIV/AIDS among 16 office locations spanning 6 counties in southeastern North Carolina.

“…the most pivotal thing in a turnaround is being able to change your culture.”

Pamela has been active in the NC legislative branches, and at the national congressional level advocating for rural community health centers vital mission, as long-standing member of the NC Community Health Center and the National Associations of Community Health Centers.

CommWell Health was the first community Health Center in the nation (2016) to receive the Governor McCrory’s Milestone One Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2017, CommWell Health was awarded the Most Outstanding Rural Health Organization, the by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), for excellence in areas of Culture, Quality, Finance and Governance as a safety net for the multiple southeast counties served by Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, and HIV/AIDS services. Ms. Tripp recently received the BCBS Robert Gretzen Jr. Healthcare Leadership award, which came with an unrestricted donation of $25,000 to her organization.

Pamela is the author of “The Culture Cure: Transforming the Modern Healthcare System”, and to accompany her book a Master Mind Guide that will be released late summer 2017. Over 25 years Pamela Tripp also developed a Transformational Blueprint for healthcare organizations titled Corporate Transcendence. Ms. Tripp has been a returning speaker/panelist for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) supporting

healthcare leadership in NC and beyond. She is on social media, where she blogs on healthcare transformation and leadership. www.pamela@pamela.com.

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