Dear members and partners,
As we consider the advent of 2023, the third year of COVID-19, and the changing work and healthcare landscape, THC’s board and executive leadership have decided to lease our space (615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500) and move the THC team to a fully hybrid work model. Downsizing our physical space and allowing our team to work where they feel most productive offers an opportunity for tremendous cost savings and enables us to redirect that savings toward programming and support to our members.
To that end, Beech Acres Parenting Center will lease our current space beginning in October. Beech Acres, which equips parents and caregivers with skills and tools to raise children, is a natural fit to utilize the space we designed to gather and welcome community members.
For those who have become accustomed to meeting at THC for events, trainings, and other gatherings, convening is still paramount to what we do. We will still have access to the fifth-floor Learning Center.
In addition, we are also working with our health system partners to secure access to convening spaces that are easily accessible to our members.
As for our new address, the Deaconess Foundation, also located at 615 Elsinore Place, and just four floors up from our current location, has graciously invited us to share their office. Our new 9th-floor location will allow smaller in-person meetings and in-office hours for our team members that need a work-from-home break.
“At the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, no one could have predicted its extraordinary impact on how organizations do business. Our team has validated the hybrid work model; leasing and maintaining thousands of square feet of office space doesn’t make good business sense. And as a non-profit, we want to be good stewards of the funding our members and funding partners entrust with us.”
With programs such as the Regional CHIP, workforce pipeline building, and emergency preparedness and trauma education activities, our members and partners rely on us as their go-to organization for data and convening. These things will not change. But, like so many other things in the ongoing-COVID landscape, THC is prepared to adapt and learn as, together with our members and partners, we drive healthcare improvement for our region and beyond.