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Carolinas Virtual Governance Series Fall 2021 (Part 3)

The role of a hospital trustee continues to evolve, even more so in the current healthcare environment. To be prepared for the trends, decisions, and actions necessary to lead strong hospitals and health systems, trustees and administrators should take advantage of opportunities for shared learning experiences.

Join the NC Healthcare Association and the SC Hospital Association for a joint fall governance series. The three-part series will discuss the trustee’s role as a brand ambassador for the health system in the community and with stakeholders. Then, a glimpse into the politics, policy and trends that will impact hospitals large and small Finally, a discussion of the trustee’s role in advancing policy that supports the health of communities and health systems.

All sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 11 am -12:15 pm and will be interactive allowing for comments, questions, and scenario discussions. Individual trustees or administrators can register, or full governance and leadership teams. All sessions will be available on-demand following the live session. Learn more here.

Wednesday, November 3 | 11 am – 12:15 pm

Maximizing Your Sphere of Influence:
Trustees as Government Relations Partners

Cody Hand, Senior Vice President, NCHA 
Christian Soura, Executive Vice President, SCHA 

The NCHA and SCHA Advocacy teams will discuss the importance of engaging community leaders in hospital advocacy and explain how trustees can make a difference by taking action. Get the latest information on state and federal issues affecting hospitals and health systems, along with updates on the associations’ efforts to influence policy outcomes. Learn how trustees can advance hospitals’ priorities through their essential contributions to these efforts.

Speaker Bios

Cody Hand is NCHA’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Policy and Communications and Deputy General Counsel. He serves as the Association’s lead lobbyist advocating and coordinating hospital advocacy on behalf of North Carolina’s hospitals before all three branches of state government and the United States Congress. He also leads a team of professionals whose long-term goal is to own the healthcare narrative. Cody joined NCHA in 2012.  He previously worked at the North Carolina State Senate as the Chief Policy Advisor to President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and also practiced law.

Christian L. Soura is SCHA’s Executive Vice President. He previously led the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and was President of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.  Earlier, he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Nikki Haley, with responsibility for the state’s Executive Budget and the administration’s policy initiatives. Soura is also a former Secretary of Administration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was Chairman of the Board of PEBTF, Pennsylvania’s largest group purchaser of health insurance.

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