Celebration of Champions Event Recognizes Healthcare Heroes
On an exciting June evening, CTC-RI brought together providers, systems of care, primary care champions, health plans and partner agencies for a night of festivities at its Celebration of Champions. Held at Providence Narragansett Brewery and catered by Pranzi Catering, the event honored the hard work and multiple accomplishments of our healthcare champions – 3 cohorts of PCMH Kids thus concluding the contract, participants from this year’s CTC-RI learning collaboratives, and all of our important and valued partners.
With almost 70 partners in attendance, the evening began with warm welcomes and a speaking program kicked off by Debra Hurwitz, MBA, BSN, RN, CTC-RI Executive Director who acknowledged the continuous efforts of the multiple practices, providers and industry partners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peter Hollmann, MD, Brown Medicine Chief Medical Officer and CTC-RI Board President, spoke next, bringing his humor and provided a brief history of RI primary care as well as the ongoing transformation work. Following up, Patrick Tigue, MPP, RI Health Insurance Commissioner and CTC-RI Co-Convener highlighted the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner’s partnership with CTC-RI and the future of RI primary care.
Finally, Elizabeth Lange, MD, FAAP, Coastal Medical/ Waterman Pediatrics, CTC-RI PCMH Kids Co-Chair and Board Secretary, along with Patricia Flanagan, MD, FAAP, Lifespan, CTC-RI Clinical Director and PCMH Kids Co-Chair, recognized our PCMH Kids Cohort 3 practices and the completion of this project as well as talked about this start of primary care and PCMH Kids. Practices were provided certificates for participation and their many accomplishments in the learning collaboratives, contracts and grants over the past few years. Throughout the evening, folks reconnected with colleagues they have not seen in a while and met new colleagues for the first time.
To view the slideshow recognizing our practices, click here. To view the program, click here.