The 2019 Azalea Connect Conference was held February 28 – March 1, in Atlanta, Ga., and included a day and half of educational breakout sessions, industry keynote speakers, awards, networking and fun. The Azalea Connect Conference brings value to not only our customers but to our Azalea employees – as we benefit from firsthand conversations on how we can better serve them.
We wanted to express our gratitude and appreciation for a few specific individuals.
First up, our Provider and Practice Administrator of the Year!
2019 Provider Of The Year Award, Dr. Omar Caban, Phycinity
“The way we spend our time defines who we are.” Everything Dr. Caban does demonstrates his dedication to serving others. After serving in the Air Force, he chose to set up a pediatric practice in a small community a few years ago. In this short period of time, the exceptional care that he and his team provides helped grow the practice to now seeing more than 50 patients a day. He starts his day at 8 am and oftentimes doesn’t stop until midnight. Balancing his commitment to serving his patients and community, to his commitment to his family is truly remarkable and inspiring.
2019 Practice Administrator Of The Year Award, Kelly Powell, Wills Memorial Hospital
Kelly Powell was described as hardworking, loyal, and kind. Kelly wears many hats – including Director of Outpatient Services; overseeing a specialty clinic and the Registration and Business office departments; and she serves as the practice manager for not one, but two RHCs. In addition to her official roles, she is known for pitching in wherever needed – infection control, quality management, and more. These next words come directly from her nomination.“She has earned the love and respect from her staff. It goes without saying that the clinics are what they are today because of the guidance this woman has provided!”
The 2019 Azalea Connect Conference also benefited from an exceptional lineup of speakers. With multiple tracks taking place during the course of the conference, our keynote speakers provided an opportunity for everyone to come together to learn, laugh and interact.
Adele Allison, Keynote Speaker
President-elect of Alabama HIMSS and Director of Provider Innovation Strategies at DST Health Solutions, LLC. A Georgia native, Adele travels across the country speaking at events providing insight on the latest healthcare trends, quality measures, and much more! At the conference, Adele spoke on two occasions, highlighting “Measurable Quality and Efficiency Equals Payment” and “The State of Healthcare”.
Leo Mazzone, Keynote Speaker
Leo Mazzone joined the Atlanta Braves in 1979 as a pitching coach. Mazzone has earned a reputation as one of the best pitching coaches in the modern era. Leo began to focus on the mental approach to the game and learned not to over-coach his pitches. At the conference, Leo spoke about his experience and the commonalities in creating a successful team in your work environment.
Last, but certainly not least, a very special thank you to our valued partners and sponsors.
Stay tuned for future posts highlighting some of the specific learning from the conference.