Meet The New Chair | Laurel Journal

Meet The New Chair | Laurel Journal

Subject: March 2023

Dr. Barbara Blumer Corcoran assumes the highest spot on the Highlands Cashiers Well being Basis.


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Dr. Barbara Blumer Corcoran

Highlands Cashiers Well being Basis has a brand new board chair: Dr. Barbara Blumer Corcoran. She is a household follow doctor who has been coming to Highlands since 2010. Dr. Corcoran served on the Highlands Cashiers Hospital Basis, which supplied direct help to the earlier non-profit hospital, since 2015, and have become vice chair in 2017. 

When Mission Well being Techniques bought to HCA, a for-profit group, Dr. Corcoran, Dr. Walter Clark, and others had been decided to proceed the mission of the Hospital Basis. This want led to the transition of the Hospital Basis changing into HCHF in 2019. Dr. Clark served as board chair of the Well being Basis from 2019 by 2022.

“All of us have profound respect and appreciation for Dr. Clark’s management; he set a excessive bar for me and future board chairs,” mentioned Dr. Corcoran, who addressed some fundamental questions on her new position:

Q: What motivated/impressed you to turn out to be concerned in HCHF?

A: There are appreciable wants in our group that usually go unseen. I’m impressed to be a part of a corporation that identifies these unmet wants and offers assets to handle them.

Q: What do you hope to carry to the Basis?

A: The energy of this Basis is the various and spectacular experience of its administrators, group advisors, and employees. I’ll carry sturdy, constructive management to this already expert group.

Q: What are your objectives for the Basis in 2023 and past?

A: Because the saying goes: “A rising tide lifts all boats.” Every thing works higher when everybody has entry to the assets to assist them be as wholesome as attainable. Our help of Blue Ridge Well being-Highlands Cashiers (BRH-HC), a non-profit clinic situated on the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital campus, continues to be a cornerstone funding for the Basis. BRH-HC is increasing companies in 2023 to incorporate a Behavioral Well being and Substance Abuse counselor to handle the psychological well being disaster presently going through all communities. As well as, we are going to proceed to work with different non-profits by grants and different collaborations to fulfill the wants of a fair better variety of individuals.

Q: Anything you want to share with readers?

A: It’s a nice honor to be named HCHF Chair. I do know I converse for everybody on the Basis in saying how grateful we’re for the unbelievable generosity of our distinctive Plateau communities. I stay up for working with all of you to proceed to advance our mission of lifting well being and well-being, collectively!