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Summit focuses on health care
Chamber sponsors event next week
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The State of Healthcare in Forsyth County: A Healthcare Summit is set for 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Polo Golf and Country Club, 6300 Polo Club Drive. Tickets are $34 for chamber members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is Tuesday. Contact (770) 887-6461 or go online at

The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce has helped organize a forum on health care Nov. 5.

The State of Healthcare in Forsyth County: A Healthcare Summit is a combined effort with the Healthcare Association of Forsyth County.

“Having a high-quality health care community inside our community is important to the quality of life for everybody that lives here,” said Jerry Bowman, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors.

“We were at the point where we needed to have a communitywide open forum discussion ... This is the next step in making an organized effort to involve more of the health care providers and raise awareness of their importance to the community.”

William S. Custer, Georgia State University associate professor and director of the Center for Health Services Research, will be the event’s speaker.

Lynn Jackson, president of the health care association and Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s administrator, said Custer could address national health care issues as they relate to Forsyth County.

“I don’t think we’ll walk away with any answers, but we’ll walk away with improved questions ... and a different perspective,” she said. “Health care as a national issue has been around for several years, it just heats up at times. And right now, it’s a very hot topic.

“In Forsyth, we’re fortunate that we have a very vibrant and growing health care business environment.”