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Registration Open for Annual High Country Care Transitions Summit, Scheduled for Sepember 21

Marc Malloy, who with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry currently serves as President and CEO of Healthy State, Inc. will be the keynote speaker for the third annual High Country Care Transitions Summit in September.

By Sherrie Norris

Registration is now open for the 2018 High Country Care Transitions Summit, scheduled for Friday, September 21 at Grandfather Golf & Country Club in Linville.

Presented by the High Country Area Agency on Aging, this third annual event will include an impressive lineup of speakers, a networking breakfast, 4.25 hours of continuing education credits and much more, all in a beautiful, relaxed setting.

Designed for community-based organizations interested in improving person-centered quality services and support for health care transitions, this summit will be helpful to a wide audience, including hospitals, clinical health and home health providers, long term care facilities, community-based service providers, mental health care providers, transportation and housing agencies, EMS and rescue squads, police and sheriff departments, fire departments, pharmacies, consumer advocates, faith-based organizations and local government agencies.

“The High Country Care Transitions Summit is a great opportunity for those from a variety of disciplines to come together, learn and discuss and share ideas on how to meet the needs of older adults more effectively, efficiently and collaboratively,” said Julie Wiggins, Executive Director of High Country Council of Governments.

Keynote speaker for the summit is Marc Malloy, who, with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, currently serves as President and CEO of Healthy State, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mission Health.

Marc joined Mission in April of 2014 to lead the health system’s efforts for Population Health Management. In May of that year, Mission Health Partners was formed as a legal entity; by July, approximately 260 primary care physicians had joined the network. In December 2014, MHP filed for a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

As of January 2015, MHP became accountable to CMS for delivering higher quality, lower costs and integrated care to 42,000 Medicare beneficiaries, as well as 18,000 employees and dependents of Mission Health System. Healthy State now markets health plan coverage options to employers, based on MHP’s population health capabilities.

Prior to joining Mission, Marc was the CEO of Ascentia Health Care Solutions, the President of Healthways’ Health Plan Markets, and CEO and Chairman of the Board for Coventry Health Care of Delaware and Maryland, and head of Medical Economics for Aetna’s Southeast Region. Marc has testified before the US Senate Finance Committee on Innovations in Health Care, in which he described the successful strategies used by a group of 250 primary physicians in southeast Pennsylvania to deliver high quality, low cost healthcare.

He and his Ascentia team led Renaissance Health Network to become the first Pioneer ACO under President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Marc attended Kennesaw State University where he received his MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship and his BBA in finance with a minor in economics.

The summit schedule is as follows:

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Networking breakfast and registration

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Julie Wiggins, High Country Council of Governments/ Area Agency on Aging

9:00 – 10:00 Keynote: Healthcare in the 21st Century: Population Health and Accountable Care 10:00 – 10:30 Networking break

10:30 – 11:15 Clinical Community Partnerships: Western NC Falls Prevention with Nicole Hiegl, High Country Area Agency on Aging, and Nicolle Miller, NC Center for Health and Wellness

11:15 – 12:15 Love, Power, and Money, presented by Louise Paglen, Paglen Law Office

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 Roundtable Work Session with Erin Strain, Alliant Quality

2:15-2:45 Closing Session



Space is limited and early registration ends September 9, so make sure you register today.

Current sponsors who are making this event possible include:

Carolina Complete Health

Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Paglen Law Office

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Local Government Federal Credit Union


Additional sponsorship opportunities are currently available.

To register, visit highcountryaging.org and go to the “Training Events” tab and select High Country Care Transitions Summit.