Summary: In honor of our upcoming forum on civic engagement, ReCONNECT to Community, being held Sept. 17 in beautiful, scenic Asheville, we’re doing something special. This week, we have FIVE new First in Future podcasts lined up, all featuring a different western North Carolina leaders. We continue the week with today’s guest Dr. Ron Paulus, president & CEO of Mission Health, which serves a million people in the state’s 18 westernmost counties. Dr. Paulus talks about online apps, robotic services, volunteers, in-home visitors, virtual observers, and a group he calls “caramedics.” And since the average citizen of western North Carolina is older than the rest of the state, what he is figuring out now, are the kinds of solutions the rest of the state will need in the future.
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