First in Future: President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Dr. Patrick Conway

Summary:¬†Think about these five guiding leadership principles: family first, health impact, people and culture, learning, and joy in work, that is what this week’s First in Future guest, Dr. Patrick Conway, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina strives towards. He recently had a conversation with a 75 year old woman, who appreciated BCBS for being with her through the high and low points of her entire life. It reminded him that health care has a lasting effect on the lives of all North Carolinians. In the conversation we had with him, we talked about opioid addiction prevention, affordable housing, food insecurity and why some health care companies are building trails and investing in free gym memberships. Dr. Conway is also launching a plan to prevent and cure diabetes. If he gets it right, it could make a difference in the lives of more than 10,000 people.

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