At ECU Health, we understand that partnerships and collaboration are at the heart of how we will solve the complex challenges facing rural health care. That is why ECU Health leaders joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers, health care professionals and leaders at the North Carolina Healthcare Association Meet and Greet event hosted at Pitt Community College Thursday, Feb. 29.

With a busy agenda covering topics that included the importance of building a strong workforce, improving access to care in rural communities and the battle to ensure insurance coverage for basic medical needs, ECU Health was honored to take part in the dialogue on behalf of the communities it proudly serves.

Brian Floyd, chief operating officer of ECU Health, said the opportunity for a health system to connect with the community it serves is crucial to meeting its mission.

Brian Floyd, COO at ECU Health, speaks to a group of lawmakers and health care leaders during an NCHA Meet and Greet event at Pitt Community College.

“Make no mistake, rural health care is difficult. But we are fortunate to have experts here at ECU Health helping us build the national model for sustainable regional health care,” Floyd said. “These forums provide us a great opportunity to share our expertise, engage other health professionals and partner with community leaders and businesses alike to help bridge gaps and ensure we can be successful in our mission to improve the health and well-being of the region. With teamwork, collaboration and partnership, we can help create healthier lives and communities in rural communities across North Carolina.”

Learn more about Brian Floyd and his role at ECU Health on his Thought Leadership page.