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NCPeds News Net-November 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017  
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NCPeds News Net
November 2017


Thank You NCPeds Members!

In the spirit of the season, NCPeds wishes to share a few highlights from 2017, and gratefully thank the members who helped make them possible.

• For a successful outcome to our vaccine administrative action and especially to Pediatric Council co-chairs, Drs. Graham Barden III and Christoph Diasio, whose expertise and leadership made it all possible. This effort will result in an estimated $10 million payment to primary care providers for previously administered vaccines.

• For Fostering Health NC (FHNC) funding in the 2017-19 NC Biennial Budget. FHNC is an important statewide initiative, led by NCPeds, which promotes connecting children in foster care with a medical home with capacity to meet their special needs.

• For members who speak out for child health. It was an active year for advocacy with highlights that included: record attendance at White Coat Wednesday, multiple pediatricians, including a team of pediatricians from Duke, Drs. David Tayloe, Jr and W. Scott St. Clair, weighing in with op-eds on the negative impact of proposed Medicaid cuts, and Dr. Julie Linton's powerful presentation on immigrant child health at the AAP National Conference.

• For medical students and residents, and the seasoned educators who guide them in their education. We are grateful for your shared dedication to our future health care needs.

• For our Board and Committee Members who generously donate their time and talents in so many ways. From co-chairing committees, to establishing content for meetings and providing comments on proposed legislation, we are grateful for your leadership.

• For all of our donors who help to keep NCPeds financially strong. Annual and monthly giving supports NCPeds' work today and ensures we are ready to respond to the needs of tomorrow.

• For all of our members with whom we share our mission, "to empower pediatricians and out partners to foster the physical, social and emotional well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults."

Thank you!



Happy Birthday NCPeds!

Eighty-six years ago this month, Wilburt C. Davison, MD, a pediatrician and first Dean of Duke University Medical School, invited physicians in NC who were focused on children's care to Durham. From this meeting emerged the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) which is now more than two thousand members strong.

Photo courtesy of Duke University Medical Archives.


Meet NCPeds Member
Rose Duckworth


Remember NCPeds on
Giving Tuesday

For over twenty-five years, Rose Duckworth has worked at Children's Health of Carolina. Hired as a receptionist, Rose is now the Director of Health Information Management and Compliance Officer, a position she has held for the last eight years. During her tenure, Rose took time to earn multiple certificates including a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Medical Insurance Specialist (CMIS) and Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM).


Rose values the educational benefits of NCPeds' membership stating "it has helped me grow in my professional and personal life by being able to network with some of the best managers and staff across the state. The knowledge I've gained from participating in meetings and the listserv is invaluable."


Recently, Rose decided to support NCPeds via the monthly giving program because, "I chose to support what is dear to my heart: helping the children of our great state of NC. The children are our future teachers, business leaders, government leaders and workers so keeping them healthy is our number one priority." Rose hopes her support will "sustain the great work NCPeds continues to do."


Rose lives in Lumberton on the small farm where she grew up. When not at work, she and her husband of 32 years, Brian, enjoy traveling with their "four legged girls," riding UTVs, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season.


You can support NCPeds on Giving Tuesday by making a tax-deductible charitable gift via NCPeds secure on-line giving portal. The portal offers multiple ways to give including one-time and monthly giving options. You also have to opportunity make a gift "in honor of" or "in memorial of" a person or organization. NCPeds communicates news of these type of gifts to the proper people.


Also, new this holiday season, NCPeds is set up as an approved charity with AmazonSmile!


When you purchase eligible items on AmazonSmile, NCPeds will receive 0.5% which will be paid to NCPeds quarterly. If you wish to participate, this custom link will take you to the correct site. Complete program details are available at


Thank you for supporting NCPeds!




Dates to Remember

Mark your calendars for these upcoming NCPeds events.


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