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July 18, 2012

Here's what is happening in and around Western North Carolina:
In This Issue
WNC Interpreter Network- Sponsor Message
Join Our Presentation on the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform
Women's Golf Tournament to benefit WCMS
Sawbones vs Jawbones 2012- Recruiting Players!
Article in Mountain Xpress about WCMS' Living Healthy Program!
Living Healthy: First Spanish Speaking Version Now
The Physicians' Voice in the News
WCMS Endorsed Vendor Program Update
Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga for Female Physicians
Job Board & Classifieds

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 

Join Our Presentation on the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform 

Event is tomorrow, July 19.  More info.

Live Streaming Video is available.

Women's Golf Tournament to benefit WCMS 

This year's Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) Asheville- Chapter Charity Women's Golf Tournament is on Tuesday, August 7, 5:30pm at the Grove Park Inn Golf Club and benefits the Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation.  

 

How can you help?

  1. Ladies: Come and play in the tournament.  Call us now at 828-274-2267 x311
    Rumbling Bald Golf Course
    Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure
  2. Everyone: Purchase and sell raffle tickets for a Rumbling Bald Golf Vacation.  Tickets are only $5.00Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

Learn more about the tournament here.

 
 Sincerely,
Latrella 
Latrella McElrath, WCMS Development Council Member


Sponsored by:
Asheville Breast Center     Wells Fargo 
Johnson Price Sprinkle, PA  |  First Citizens Bank  |  Hope Women's Cancer Centers 
Sawbones vs Jawbones 2012- Recruiting Players! 
In 2011, the Sawbones lost by only 1 point to the Jawbones in the yearly basketball showdown between local Physicians and Attorneys.  But 2012 is the physicians' year to take back the trophy and we're recruiting players now!
2011 SvJ
Respond ASAP; Roster will be set by August 1st!!

2012 Sawbones vs Jawbones Game
When: Sunday, September 30th
Where: Carolina Day School

Any physician interested in playing in the game, please contact Mark Hedrick at mhedrick@brbj.com or Alex Diez at alexdiez@bellsouth.net for more information.
Sawbones vs Jawbones 2012
LOCAL NEWS 
Article in Mountain Xpress about WCMS' Living Healthy Program! 
"You can live healthy and live with a chronic disease."

Read the article.
Living Healthy: A Program for those Living with Chronic Disease- First Spanish Speaking Version Now Available 

Read more. 

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: "Pale is the New Tan" by Dr. Elise Rackoff
  


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

ITEMS OF INTEREST 

WCMS Endorsed Vendor Program Update 

Click here to view list.  

Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga for Female Physicians 

Job Board

Nurse Practitioner- Center for Rural Health Innovation  

 

 

Has your practice or business had good luck finding the right candidate using our Job Board? Tell us about it, and we'll add your testimonial to our website!     

 

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

Classified Ads

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