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FirstHealth & Partners in Progress Host Successful Inaugural Innovation Summit

Recently, FirstHealth co-sponsored with Moore County Partners in Progress an Innovation Summit that also brought new people — 8 biotech companies from NC’s Triangle area — to Pinehurst and showcased not only the innovative work of our local health care community, but also the greater Moore County community as well.

The inaugural FirstHealth Innovation Summit held in May brought together business leaders, health care and technology innovators, and elected officials to share knowledge, inspire and drive innovation.

The two-day event was sponsored by FirstHealth of the Carolinas, The Foundation of FirstHealth and Moore County Partners in Progress to showcase the innovative work of the local health care community and North Carolina-based biotech companies to transform health care and technology locally and globally, and to highlight the Moore County community.

“I believe Moore County is a premier location for biotech firms,” said Natalie Hawkins, PMP, executive director, Moore County Partners in Progress. “Just a short one-hour drive to the Raleigh-Durham area, we offer small town living with easy access to big city amenities. We currently have a very strong health care industry that employs 30% of our workforce. Our local economy could be strengthened further with other biotech companies locating here.”

Triangle-based companies that participated in the Innovation Summit included UNC Fast TraCS, VitalFlo, Continuous Precision Medicine, Higgs Boson Health, Infinitus Medical Technologies, LEEP Mobility Systems, Lucerno Dynamics and Feedtrail.

Hawkins said the Summit was eye-opening for many attendees.  “This was the first time many of the attendees toured Moore County and were exposed to the innovative work of FirstHealth providers and our wonderful community,” she said.

Read FirstHealth’s press release about the Summit. 

Check out the Community Tour video shown at the Summit:

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