David Cook to speak at April Rowan County Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 30, 2018

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

SALISBURY — David M. Cook will be the keynote speaker at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast at 7:30 a.m. April 19 at at Trinity Oaks.

Cook is senior vice president of business strategy and innovation with Novant Health’s corporate office.

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is the sponsor of the breakfast.

Cook’s primary responsibilities include innovation, business strategies, growth and consumerism with a concentration in value-based health care transformation within Novant Health.

The transformation targets the “quadruple aim” of providing better care for patients, better health for populations, lower per-capita health care costs, and physician wellness and satisfaction.

Cook is a practicing family physician. He is the founder and medical director of Novant Health Lakeside Family Physicians, which expanded from one site in 1993 to 15 sites today. Those sites include five urgent care clinics and have 100 providers.

In 2013, Cook began pioneering the implementation of the Novant Health Family Medicine Residency program, which welcomed its inaugural class of residents in 2016.

The program trains new physicians in care that encompasses the “quadruple aim.” Each year, the program admits eight new residents. Currently, there are 18 residents in the program.

Cook received his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was chief resident.

The date for the last Power in Partnership breakfast in this series is May 17, which is the Leadership Rowan Graduation. The program will take a break in the summer and resume in September.

For anyone who is not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome. The deadline is 5 p.m. April 17.

The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The price includes breakfast and the program.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com.