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February 8, 2012

Here's what is happening in and around Western North Carolina:
In This Issue
Four Seasons - Sponsor Message
HeartStrings- 4 days away! Register Now
Annual Celebration- RSVP Now
Physician Poll
A Letter to the Editor From a Project Access Patient- Read this. It will make your day!
The Physicians' Voice in the News
Job Board & Classifieds

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 

HeartStrings- 4 days away! 

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Want to support the work of Project Access in a fun, fit way?

Register to participate in the 10th Annual HeartStrings on our website.  The event is THIS SUNDAY!
 

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Annual Celebration- RSVP 

2012 Annual Celebration  
Click here for more info and to RSVP!

Physician Poll 

Are you using a mobile device (smartphone, tablet) for accessing and managing medical information?
LOCAL NEWS 

A Letter to the Editor From A Project Access Patient!  

Read this. It will make your day! 
The Physicians' Voice in the News

WCMS is proud to announce another high quality addition to the series of "The Physicians' Voice" media presentations aimed to showcase to the general public our physicians' world-class medical expertise and focus on patient/community health.      

 

Here is the latest release: "Asheville Cardiologist Tells Women How to Reduce Their Risk for Heart Disease" by Dr. Rhoda B. Brosnan


You can read all about The Physicians' Voice on our website. 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Job Board

Testimonial from Mountain Kidney and Hypertension Assoc:

"The WCMS Job Board has proven to be a very successful endeavor for our practice.  The ad was posted on the webside two weeks ago and we have just hired a new employee with experience which is perfectly matched to the job description. Thank you again for taking the search out of our hands and for the positive outcome."

 

Becky Slaughter

Office Manager

Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Assoc., P.A

 

        

Click here for the complete list of job postings on our website.    

 

Classified Ads

Learn how Apple products can make your life easier at the office.  View this ad.   

  

        

Click here for the complete list of classified ads on our website.    

Why Join the Western Carolina Medical Society? 

 

WCMS is a thriving 900-plus member professional association of the physicians of western North Carolina and a chartered component medical society of the NC Medical Society and the AMA. The WCMS is an organization run by physicians for physicians.

 

Our Mission

The WCMS is the physicians' voice advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of the community.

 

Our Vision

To be a dynamic physician community dedicated to a healthy, vibrant Western North Carolina.

 

About WCMS   

The purpose of WCMS is:

  • To strengthen the voice of WNC physicians in advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of our region
  • To inform, educate and prepare physicians for rapidly occurring changes in health care at national, state, and local levels  
  • To share legislative and policy information and advocate on behalf of physicians in areas of mutual interest
  • To share available resources in areas of mutual interest
  • To promote physician-to-physician communication and dialogue in an open, honest and safe environment 

Click here for a complete listing of membership benefits.      

 

The Foundation is WCMS' non-profit, charitable arm. The Foundation is well-respected and nationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in addressing issues of access to quality health care, disparities in health, and wellness and prevention for people in WNC. We are committed to involving both community AND physicians in this work.  

 

Our flagship program is Project Access, a comprehensive, volunteer primary and specialty physician network providing access to healthcare at no charge for low-income, uninsured residents. Another key program is the WNC Interpreter Network, which addresses disparities in health due to linguistic barriers.   

 

The archive of WCMS e-newsletters is available from the publications menu on our website at http://www.mywcms.org/News-and-Events/Weekly-E-Newsletter  Thank you for your interest in WCMS. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me or any one of our courteous, professional staff.

 



Sincerely,
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Miriam Schwarz, MPA
WCMS CEO/Executive Director