NCMS and DOCMS Honor Piedmont Health as Example of Outstanding Community Care

August 9 – 13 is National Health Center Week, and the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the Durham-Orange County Medical Society  recognized community health center efforts to care for uninsured and underserved patients by helping Piedmont Health Services (PHS) celebrate its 40th Anniversary this morning at their Carrboro clinic. 

In attendance were  Physicians and Staff of Piedmont Health; Brian Toomey, Piedmont Health CEO;   Robert W. Seligson, NC Medical Society CEO; Brad Walters, MD, President of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society; NC Speaker of the House Joe Hackney; Rep. Verla Insko; and Sen. Eleanor Kinnaird. Legislators praised PHS as a shining example of cost-effective delivery of primary care services to underserved populations.  Congratulations to PHS and to North Carolina’s many outstanding Community Health Centers! 

Tonight, PHS’ Associate Medical Director for Medical Informatics John Torontow, MD, will share his experience in EHR implmentation with the Durham-Orange County Medical Society and provide information on North Carolina’s Health Information Exchange.


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