Health Equity in the Approach to COVID Response: Vaccine Distribution Plan Overview and Lessons Learned

July 29, 2021 • 12 Noon – 1 p.m. EDT

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There is no doubt the pandemic has accelerated a lot of efforts underway in our health systems. This is especially true in how we approach health equity and reaching critical populations throughout our entire community. Join us as we bring together two exceptional physician leaders tod discuss what we learned about our approach to equity through the vaccine distribution response and what efforts we can carry forward into our strategy to improve care across our communities.


About Our Speakers

William R. Hathaway, MD, FACC, Chief Medical Officer, North Carolina Division, HCA Healthcare

Dr. Hathaway is the Chief Medical Officer for HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division, which includes Mission Health, the state's sixth largest health system based in Western North Carolina. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region's only dedicated Level II trauma center.

Dr. Hathaway completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he also served as Chief Resident. Training in Cardiovascular disease followed at Duke, where his research interests focused on clinical trials in cardiovascular disease. He joined Asheville Cardiology Associates in 1999 with a clinical focus in cardiovascular imaging and congestive heart failure.

Leadership responsibilities have included service as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Chief of the Cardiovascular Service Line, and Vice Chief and Chief of Staff for 20069 to 2012 before assuming the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Mission Hospital in 2013. His tenure with Mission Health System was notable for the achievement of numerous quality awards including the Truven/IBM Watson Top 15 Health System six times.


Janelle R. White, MD, MHCM, FAAP, Medical Director of Community Health, Atrium Health

Dr. White provides physician leadership and medical oversight, to design and execute a broad portfolio of enterprise-wide and regional community health initiatives that focus on clinical care and providing measurable improvement for vulnerable populations. She also works with physician leaders to ensure effective integration between service lines and community health strategies and interventions.

Dr. White joined Atrium Health in 2004 and currently practices at Atrium Health Levine Children’s University Pediatrics. In addition to her clinical duties, she serves as a Pediatric Regional Medical Director for eight ambulatory pediatric practices with over 50 providers. Dr. White helped lead the implementation of Social Determinants of Health screening in all ambulatory pediatric practices within the Children’s Service Line. She also led the Obesity Steering Committee with implementing community health interventions that impacted over 50,000 adult and pediatric lives. Dr. White delights in overseeing various educational and performance growth programs for providers and serves as a preceptor and mentor for medical students and high school students. She also serves as a mentor for the Atrium Health Women’s Executive Leadership Group Mentoring Program for Women on the Road to Success.

Dr. White earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami, her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health. She completed her residency and internship at Carolinas Medical Center.