Message From CEO Tim Rice
As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including five hospitals, two MedCenters, three urgent care centers, 71 physician practices and multiple centers of excellence. As “The Network for Exceptional Care,” we offer a broad range of services delivered by more than 8,600 dedicated professionals, more than 1,000 physicians and 700 volunteers.
Since our establishment in 1953, we have seen many changes in the economy and the healthcare industry but one thing has remained constant – the commitment of Cone Health employees and physicians to providing exceptional care.
Today, Cone Health serves counties across North Carolina and southern Virginia with world-class facilities that include The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville, and multiple outpatient clinics and offices. Cone Health offers a wide range of care, from a Level II and III neonatal intensive care unit to one of the most advanced radiation oncology units in the state to a cardiovascular program with an international reputation. By 2013, the Cone Health network will be totally connected through a best-in-class electronic medical records system that will provide safe and ready access to a patient’s medical history anywhere they may enter the system.
As a private, not-for-profit organization, Cone Health is also a leading economic engine for the community. A 2010 study showed Cone Health generates nearly 6 percent of the area’s total employment and fosters more than $2.2 billion in additional revenue for local area businesses. All told, over the last decade, we have invested $500 million in facilities, equipment, people and processes to deliver exceptional patient care. These investments do not include the most important piece of our core work - the more than $800 million spent since 2001 to care for those who cannot pay. This amount has doubled within the last six years alone, indicating the very real challenges we face caring for the uninsured.
Throughout more than half a century, Cone Health has remained steadfast in its commitment to treat all people, regardless of their ability to pay. Economic, cultural and healthcare changes over the last 57 years have not weakened this commitment. We work to ensure that our commitment to this community honors the original intentions of our founders, Moses and Bertha Cone. We know this commitment will carry us and our community into the future.
CEO, Cone Health