North Carolina, USA – May 10, 2018: Last week, Agile Global Health received an honor both local and global, as the Triangle Global Health Consortium (TGHC) of Durham, North Carolina declared the healthcare management innovator its Corporate Impact Awardee of 2018.
According to its website, the TGHC is a non-profit member organization representing institutions and individuals from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the international health development NGO community, and academia. Founded in 2009 as a partnership between Duke University, North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, IntraHealth International, RTI International, FHI360, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the Consortium seeks to facilitate greater cooperation among individuals and institutions, thus increasing their collective capacity to address and improve the health of underserved populations through collaborative research and the implementation of innovative solutions.
The TGHC’s annual corporate accolade “recognizes the passion and expertise our local leaders bring to improving the lives of people around the world.” With startup roots in Durham’s own Research Triangle Park, and trailblazing healthcare management work in over 23 countries across five continents, Agile Global Health’s impact is emblematic of the values the Consortium seeks to recognize.
TGHC’s 2018 Award Celebration was held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill, NC, with approximately 100 leaders in public, private, and charitable healthcare organizations present. CEO Morgan Darwin and Director of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) David Spisak attended to accept the honor on Agile’s behalf.
“Upon receiving the TGHC Corporate Impact Award, with special acknowledgement of Agile’s work with Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) Cardiac Program, Mr. Darwin spoke about the difference this initiative made in the lives of the more than 500 patients and their families, as well as the positive contributions of Kenya’s healthcare system in making the program successful,” said Mr. Spisak. “Mr. Darwin then introduced Agile Global Health to the audience, speaking of the six-year path we have followed to arrive at what we believe will be a transformative 2018, and the abundance of need and opportunity that exists today in the developing world. In closing, he expressed an interest in becoming an active member of the Triangle region’s global health community, including an openness to consider collaborative opportunities. The audience – comprised of representatives of such organizations as Duke University, FHI360, RTI International, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center – responded very warmly to his remarks.”
“Thank you for joining us for the 2018 Triangle Global Health Award Celebration!” stated TGHC’s Program Manager, Emily Kiser, by email following the event. “It was our honor to celebrate the commitment, innovation, collaboration, and leadership demonstrated by individuals and companies throughout the state of North Carolina to advancing the cause of global health.”
In the photograph above: Agile’s David Spisak (left), Director of Revenue Cycle Management, and Morgan Darwin (right), CEO, received the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s Corporate Impact Award on behalf of Agile Global Health last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
In the photograph below: Agile’s Corporate Impact Award, center, is flanked by awards recognizing individual contributors to global health – one an established professional, the other an emerging leader – also given annually by the TGHC.
Image credit: Kelley Bennett Photography
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