Seth Edwards (MHA '09) is principal of population health management at Premier, Inc. He has served on the UNC Charlotte Health Administration Advisory Board since January 2016, and is the son of retired UNC Charlotte School of Nursing faculty member Lienne Edwards. The following excerpt appeared in an article announcing Edwards was named a "Up and Comer 2018" by Modern Healthcare.
Seth Edwards started his professional career as a graphic designer, but when illness befell his father, everything changed. Nearly 13 years ago, Edwards' father was diagnosed with a tumor where the spinal cord and skull meet. After witnessing the level of care his father received before and after a successful surgery, Edwards was inspired to make a significant life change.
"I just remember thinking throughout that entire incident that these doctors, nurses and everyone related to the care he was receiving had such a significant impact on my life, and they were just doing their job," Edwards recalled. "That's something I really wanted to do for others."
He went back to school to get a graduate degree in healthcare administration and ever since has honed his talents to help healthcare organizations pursuing Medicare accountable care organizations build structures needed to succeed in value-based models.