Care Compass Network’s (CCN) South Regional Performance Unit (RPU) hosted a speed networking event in June, bringing together 44 participants from across Broome and Tioga Counties. The attendees represented 23 different organizations from hospital systems to community-based organizations to behavioral health agencies.
“We are thrilled with the turnout and success of this networking event,” shares Shelbi DuBord, MPA, South RPU Lead, Care Compass Network. “The overwhelmingly positive response from our partners signals to us that connecting and building relationships is high on their list of priorities.”
The goal of this event was to provide a fun and relaxed setting where organizations can ‘get to know’ each other, fostering the growth of new and stronger relationships. This networking will further prepare CCN’s partner organizations for Cohort Network formation and ultimately VBP readiness.
Each organization was assigned a table and asked to fill out a short questionnaire about the services they provide, the population they serve that has the greatest need for additional support, and what results would they expect from participating in a Cohort Network. From here, attendees where provided instructions on how the speed networking would work, and were giving 3 minutes per round to converse with everyone at their table before moving on to the next table.
“I am glad the partners were able to take some time away from their busy offices to get to know each other a little better in a casual setting,” said Brooke Abramson Singh, South Partner Relations and Outreach Coordinator, Care Compass Network.
The South RPU team received positive feedback from the participants on the new format with over 90% stating they were satisfied to very satisfied with the networking event. One comment from the survey stated how they liked learning about what services are available for their clients and how they can coordinate with other agencies.
Organizations that were represented were: Absolute Care of Endicott, American Civic Association, Broome County Office for Aging, Catholic Charities of Broome County, Catholic Charities of Tioga/ Tompkins County, Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference, Family and Children’s Society, Fairview Recovery, Family Enrichment Network, Family Planning of South Central NY, Handicapped Children’s Association, Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network, Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Lourdes Hospital, UHS, Rehabilitation Support Services, Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Tioga Opportunities, Rural Health Network, Addictions Center of Broome County, United Way of Broome County, Truth Pharm, and SUNY Upstate Medical.