Cool sounds will greet health care professionals at a seasonal networking event Thursday.
Jazz in June, an event of the Healthcare Association of Forsyth County, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Women’s Center of Northside Hospital-Forsyth.
The association, a subgroup of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, seeks to bring those in the medical field together.
Jason Mock of the chamber said the association has seen much growth and development since its formation "about four or five years" ago.
"The last three years have been really active with Jazz in June, Mingle Jingle in December and Boulder Dash [5K] earlier this spring," Mock said.
Lynn Jackson, administrator of Northside Hospital-Forsyth, was instrumental in organizing the group. She said it’s seen "steady growth" over the years.
"The biggest thing has been the ability for medical professionals to network and meet each other," Jackson said. "[The medical profession] is such a growing community here, people need an opportunity to meet each other."
She said Healthcare Association events provide the perfect chance for those in the medical field to "build support for all of our common patients."
Mock described the Women’s Center of Northside Forsyth as an ideal spot for the event.
"It’s a good location because doctors can finish up their rounds and have the opportunity to come down and get some food and drink," said Mock.
But the event isn’t just for doctors, he said. It’s also open to nurses, technicians, lab workers or anyone who owns a business in health care.
"It’s for anyone who works in or interacts with the medical field," Mock said.
The jazz portion of the evening will feature the Jacob Deaton Trio, an Atlanta jazz group, Mock said. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided by Atlanta Catering Concepts.
Mock’s hoping for a large turnout.
"For the last three years this has been a really good event, so we’re hoping for that again this year," he said. "We usually have anywhere from 150 to 200 people. We’re hoping for that range again this year."