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Judy Rich President & CEO TMC Healthcare

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What is your perspective on the importance of talent and workforce development as a key economic driver?

As an employer of 3,300 people, I am always concerned about the availability of qualified candidates for our business. From the ability to read all the way to the mastery of highly technical skills, healthcare is counting on the community to train our future workforce. Talent and workforce development are key components in building our local and regional economy. Why does Tucson Medical Center and TMC Healthcare invest in and support economic development initiatives?

A strong, healthy and vibrant community is critical to us as we recruit talent from all over the country. Growth is essential to sustain our goals as a provider of healthcare. Regarding the TREO Blueprint Update, why is the committee you serve on in this strategic planning initiative important to you?

The Healthcare committee is bringing together healthcare leaders from across the region in a new and exciting collaboration that I have never before seen in Tucson. Our strength lies in our collective good work, and I am encouraged by our efforts in this area that are critical to the future growth and success of our region. What is the outlook for your industry and business in 2014?

We are expecting many changes in 2014, primarily from Medicaid expansion and the Health Information Exchanges. The shift from simply paying for healthcare to obtaining value in healthcare is strongly influencing our perspective and driving our plans for the future.

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