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Featured Speaker: Troy Reece

Head for the Hills 2016 is only a month away. Here's a summary from another of our featured speakers, Dr. Troy Reece, who will be offering insights on collaborative initiatives between medical and faith-based stakeholders. It's sure to be an enlightening session! Habit and Habitus:  A Faith-based Initiative This initiative is based at Johnston Memorial Hospital.… Continue reading Featured Speaker: Troy Reece

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HFTH 2016 Accommodations

Check out these photos we received of the cabins at Hungry Mother State Park, the location of Head for the Hills 2016!   Accommodations for you and your guests are included with registration, but only one cabin is left. After the on-site beds are filled, attendees will be given rooms at the nearby EconoLodge in Marion, Virginia. Don't miss out on… Continue reading HFTH 2016 Accommodations

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HftH 2016 is heading to…

Head for the Hills 2016 will be held for the first time in picturesque Hungry Mother State Park. Accommodations are included with registration and will be provided on-site, in homey cabins nestled in the woods, nearest to the 108-acre lake. Hike, bike, or just enjoy the beginning of the autumnal season during your free afternoons and evenings;… Continue reading HftH 2016 is heading to…

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Featured Speaker: William Hazel, Jr.

GMEC is pleased to welcome the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. William Hazel, as one of our session speakers during Head for the Hills 2016. Highlights from his official state biography are included below.  "William A. Hazel Jr. is serving his second term as Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia, a… Continue reading Featured Speaker: William Hazel, Jr.

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Featured Speaker: Nora Blankenbecler

Nora Blankenbecler is the Director of the Health Information Management program at Mountain Empire Community College, and one of our featured speakers at this year's Head for the Hills Conference. Her session on Clinical Documentation Improvement programs is sure to be packed with all kinds of information on medical documentation and is definitely a talk you… Continue reading Featured Speaker: Nora Blankenbecler

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Featured Speaker: Thomas Ward Bishop

Head for the Hills 2016 is fast approaching! Are you still looking for a reason to join us? Why not attend Dr. Thomas Ward Bishop's presentation, entitled "BREAKING BAD NEWS: Communicating a Difficult Diagnosis or Lifestyle Change"? Breaking bad news is not something that most providers are eager to try. Dilbert's advisor Dogbert says: "Never break bad news...it will only… Continue reading Featured Speaker: Thomas Ward Bishop

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Featured Speaker: Sarah Hazelwood, DO

What are some of the topics that will be discussed at this year's Head for the Hills conference? Check out the description of Dr. Sarah Hazelwood's presentation below! “Don’t head for the hills: Managing psychotropic side effects in the primary care setting” A discussion of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications that primary care physicians may encounter,… Continue reading Featured Speaker: Sarah Hazelwood, DO

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Head for the Hills Featured Experts

Olivette Burroughs and Justin Crow from the VDH Office of Health Equity will be on hand to provide information about Virginia’s Primary Care Office programs.  Virginia’s Primary Care Office administers or provides technical support for a variety of federally-funded recruitment and retention and shortage designation programs, including: National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment &… Continue reading Head for the Hills Featured Experts