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The Upstate Bus Tour... Getting to Know Your Neighbors
June 18th

Second Stop, Union County
Join Ten at the Top for our Second Upstate Bus Tour as we travel to Union County on June 18th.

More details to come, stay tuned!

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Upcoming Events

Our Upstate Vision Forum Series:
Innovation & the Changing Landscape of Healthcare
Tuesday, June 2nd 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Reception to follow
The Crowne Plaza
851 Congaree Road | Greenville, SC
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Upstate Professional Planners Meeting
Thursday, June 4th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Powdersville Branch Library
4 Civic Court | Easley, SC
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Natural Beauty & Resources Task Force Meeting
Thursday, June 25th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Ten at the Top Office
124 Verdae Blvd., Suite 202 | Greenville, SC
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2015 Our Upstate Vision Forum Series:

"Innovation and The Changing Landscape of Healthcare"
Keynote Speaker: Thornton Kirby, President/CEO of the SC Hospital Association
June 2nd

As we continue to look at the Upstate region and issues that are crucial both today and as the region continues to grow and develop, cultivating a culture where personal health is promoted and access to essential and innovative care is readily available is crucial.

Tornton Kirby The Upstate is fortunate to have a number of nationally recognized health systems that provide Upstate residents with valuable services that promote personal health. In addition, as the landscape around providing health services has changed, providers and local communities across the Upstate have developed innovative mechanisms designed to help make it easier for all residents to receive needed health services and participate in innovative programs designed to support personal health.

During the Our Upstate Vision Forum on June 2nd we will hear from Thornton Kirby, President & CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association to learn about the changing healthcare landscape and how those challenges are being addressed across South Carolina. We will also learn about some of the innovative programs being initiated here in the Upstate focused on ensuring that this region is recognized both today and into the future as a leading place for health care and innovation.

The forum will be held from 3:00PM-5:00PM with a reception to follow. The cost to attend the forum is $10 and registration is required*.

Thornton Kirby has served as President & CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association since 2005. In that role he interacts with hospital CEOs, physicians, state and federal legislators, agency heads, business leaders, and educators to represent our state's hospital community.

Meet Our Panelists:

Advances and Changes in Care Process:
Howard Einstein: An expert in assisting healthcare/medical clients in solving strategic issues in the areas of employee benefit plans and individual and executive benefit programs.
Dr. David Isenhower: Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Self Regional Health System.
Dr. Saria Saccocio: Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President/Medical Affairs for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
Dr. Angelo Sinopoli: Vice President of Clinical Integration and Chief Medical Officer at Greenville Health System.

Innovations in Medical Sciences:
Michael Bolick: Chief Executive Officer at Selah Genomics, a clinical diagnostic specialist supporting healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry with advanced molecular and genomic diagnostic services.
Matt Gevaert: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Kiyatec, Inc. a life sciences company commercializing advanced three-dimensional (3D) cell culture plasticware and cell-based diagnostics.
Dr. Melanie Thomas: Associate Center Director for Experimental Therapeutics at Gibbs Cancer Center


What's Next Upstate?

Since 2010, Ten at the Top has been leading conversations and regional task forces looking at how we can collaboratively address key issues that impact economic vitality and quality of life in the Upstate. As we look toward the next areas to focus on, we want to hear from you. Please share with us your ideas for what should be the next issues and opportunities to address in the Upstate. Share your ideas at What'sNextUpstate.com. Check out more about the 2014 Upstate Regional Summit here.

Regional Video

Why is Regional Collaboration important in the Upstate? Regional collaboration is a key part to the success of the Upstate. Some of Ten at the Top's Board Members explain what aspects of regional collaboration are important to their organizations.

View all the interviews here.

Our Upstate Vision Drivers

In 2011, Ten at the Top unveiled the Our Upstate Vision, which was the final result of a year-long conversation in which more than 10,000 Upstate residents contributed ideas and input on “What Matters Most” as we look toward the future of the region. One component of the vision was the identification of five “Regional Drivers” which now serve as the core focus areas for the work of Ten at the Top and its committees and task forces.
Human Potential
Human Potential

Creating opportunities for all Upstate residents to succeed.

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Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality
Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality

Growing the competitiveness of the Upstate in the global economy.

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Sustainable Growth
Sustainable Growth

Encouraging future growth in appropriate locations by means that enhance livability in the Upstate.

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Natural Beauty & Resources
Natural Beauty & Resources

Serving as reliable stewards of our natural environment and resources.

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Community Vibrancy
Community Vibrancy

Embracing the importance and heritage of the Upstate’s urban areas and small towns.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Here are 4 ways you can become involved with Ten at the Top in 2015.

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