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June 13, 2012

Here's what is happening in and around Western North Carolina:
In This Issue
Catalyst Rx - Sponsor Message
Women in Medicine Social- Last Chance to RSVP!
Think Pink- WCMS Is Seeking Women Physicians Who Golf
Mission Health President and CEO Named a Top Physician Leader
The Physicians' Voice in the News
David Sutton, 2012 Recipient of the Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship
From NCMS: Mid-Session Legislative Summary
From NCMS: General Assembly Continues Work to Reform Mental Health
Advance Payment ACO Model: New Opportunity to Apply
Job Board & Classifieds

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 
Women in Medicine Social- Last Chance to RSVP!

RSVP for the next Women in Medicine Social tomorrow night, June 14th. 

Think Pink- WCMS Is Seeking Women Physicians Who Golf

A Women's 9- Hole Golf Tournament benefiting the Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation has been set for Tuesday, August 7 at 5:30pm at the Grove Park Inn Golf Club.  

 

Do you play golf? If yes, we would like our WCMS women physicians to participate! Hit the links with fellow professional women and enjoy all of the fun, food and surprises that are planned!  

 

If your practice or employer may consider taking a sponsorship, please link here for further information. Some of the sponsorships have 2 players included in the packages. Otherwise, cost is $50 per player.   

 

For more information or questions e-mail kristina@mywcms.org.  

LOCAL NEWS 
Mission Health President and CEO Named a Top Physician Leader
"Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health, has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review "100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems" list."

Read the article by Mountain Xpress. 
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 Physician Advises: Eat Like a Caveman with a Cellphone" by Dr. Jim Cummings, Blue Ridge Premier Health

You can read all about The Physicians' Voice on our  website. 
David Sutton, 2012 Recipient of the Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship
The Buncombe County Medical Society Alliance is pleased to announce Dr. Brian Ling ScholarshipEnka High graduate, David Sutton as the 2012 Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Sscholarship recipient. He will be attending NC State majoring in pre-med, with the goal of becoming a neurologist.


Read more.
 
STATE NEWS 
From NCMS: Mid-Session Legislative Summary
Read the article from NCMS.  
From NCMS: General Assembly Continues Work to Reform Mental Health
NATIONAL NEWS 
Advance Payment ACO Model: New Opportunity to Apply
The Advance Payment ACO Model is an Innovation Center...

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ITEMS OF INTEREST  
Job Board

Triage/Spanish Interpreter- Asheville Eye Associates  

 

BC/BE Family Medicine Physician- Blue Ridge Community Health Services  

 

Staff Accountant- Asheville Anesthesia Associates 

 

 

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
Bi-Level X-Ray Viewbox for sale


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,Miriam Schwarz, CEO
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Miriam Schwarz, MPA

WCMS CEO/Executive Director