Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Leadership Central Delaware

Community Leaders Get Inside Look at Bayhealth

Friday, June 16, 2023 | Community Outreach

The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Leadership Central Delaware (LCD) Class of 2023 were welcomed to the Kent Campus recently for Health and Human Services Day. Hosted by Interim Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Amanda Bowie, MSM, and Interim Sr. Manager, Marketing & Communications, Alice Rausch, the dynamic and engaged group of 28 leaders from area businesses and organizations now have a greater understanding of the impact we have across our community.

Among the LCD Class of 2023 are some of our very own Bayhealth leaders – Senior Director of Operations, Rehabilitation Services, James Tompkins, PT, DPT, FACHE, and Manager, Volunteer Services, Carrie Hart, CVA, FPCC. Thanks to the pair of them for adding a special element to the day.

First came a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kent Campus led by Vice President of Corporate Support Services, Michael Metzing. He and his team showcased the back end of operations that people rarely consider – the functionality of the boiler room, security center, control room, and emergency preparedness spaces. All need to run flawlessly to maintain a highly reliable environment.

Back in the classroom, President & CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE, shared the pandemic’s impact on our organization and future plans to include our financial standing, impressive construction renderings, new programs, and our impact on community health.

With a focus on leadership development, the class was highly inspired by “Culture in 7” – a presentation given by our Chief Information Officer Richard Mohnk, MSA, MT, on leadership values and how to build a team that wants to achieve greatness.

Following lunch, we welcomed Tasheema Heyliger, MSN, BSN, RN, senior manager of Clinical Integration and Health Equity for a conversation about social determinants of health. She shared that it’s a complex task to remove barriers for our patients and communities we serve. And by working together to address these barriers, we can improve health outcomes and promote greater equity and well-being for all.

To wrap up the afternoon, the group of community leaders welcomed Founding Program Director, Bayhealth Family Medicine Residency Program, Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, and PGY2 Family Medicine Resident, Kendall Barton, MD, to speak to the work of our Family Medicine Program and the impact that it’s having on our communities. The conversation led to a tour hosted by Sarah Beebe, PhD, CNM, WHNPR, CHSE, Graduate Medical Education Simulation Lab program manager of the PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth.

We extend a special thanks to everyone who was involved in making the day a success and especially to Pam Satterfield, marketing operations coordinator, for coordinating the speakers and locations.

Visit https://www.cdcc.net/ to learn more about the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce or contact Rick Mohnk who sits on the Board of the Chamber.

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