b'Leading Through ChangeLetter from Board of Trustees ChairF.D. Hornaday, III growing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Together, we created an environment in which team members and physician Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, ourpartners lead and bring their whole selves to work (mind, body, Cone Health team has faced challenges andheart and spirit) and are empowered to do what is best and right experienced triumphs. We have learned manyfor our patients and communities. We are forever grateful to Terry lessons, the most important of which is thatand wish him well as he embarks on the next leg of his personal and when we pull together and stay true to ourprofessional journey.values of caring for our patients, each other and the communities we are privileged to serve, weWe are excited to welcome Mary Jo Cagle, MD, as our new CEO. can do just about anything. Dr. Cagle is the rst female and the rst physician to serve as Cone Healths CEO and is an incredibly talented and capable leader. She When we made the decision not to merge with Sentara Healthcare,is responsible for realizing the strategic vision of the organization we did so with the best interests of Cone Health and its employeesas set by the Cone Health Board of Trustees. Under her leadership, in mind. Our employees are our greatest asset. Without them, weCone Health is embarking on a journey from success to signicance could not deliver the safe and exceptional care our patients andby transforming health care in the Triad. their families have come to expect from Cone Health.Dr. Cagle is a erce advocate for health equity and matching We came to the merger from a position of strength, and we remainCone Healths workforce to our evolving community dynamics. strong and stable. Our future is bright, and our leadership has aThis includes building a culture in which womens voices, from all clear vision for our future. We remain at the cutting edge of healthbackgrounds and races, are expected to be heard and respected. care innovation and transformation, and we will continue leading theDr. Cagle founded the Cone Health Physician Leadership Academy way forward. and plays a major role in choosing and mentoring the participantsa balance of men and women from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Cagle Under Terry Akins leadership, we built an exceptional culture thathas surrounded herself with a strong and diverse leadership team, emphasizes safety for open dialogue and is marked by caring;and we are condent she will take this organization to new heights.accountability; integrity; a deep respect for one another; and a Through a volatile and unpredictable 2020 and 2021, Cone Health proved yet again that standing strong and caring for each other, our patients and the communities we serve is a priority throughout times of uncertainty.2 2021 ANNUAL REPORT (OCT 2020-SEPT 2021)'