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Sawbones vs Jawbones presented by JPS
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Come watch your WNC physicians engage in a high-spirited basketball game with local attorneys!

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August 29, 2012

Here's what is happening in and around Western North Carolina:
In This Issue
2012 Sawbones vs Jawbones- Sponsor Message
Women in Medicine August Social- Tomorrow!
MAHEC & Mission Neurosciences Invites Physicians to the 5th Biennial Stroke Conference
Healthcare Leadership Series
Birthday Gala to Benefit Project Access®-Save the Date
Sawbones vs Jawbones- Help the Auction!
Annual Newcomers' Picnic- Save the Date
Update on Dr. Cargile's Family Care Home Patients & Practice
Women in Medicine- A Medical Minority to Almost a Majority: WCMS Responds and Forms First Women in Medicine Affinity Group in Region
Mission President and CEO Appointed to NC Hospital Association Board of Trustees
Job Board & Classifieds

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 
Women in Medicine Social- Tomorrow!
Click here for information on the August 30th social and to RSVP.
MAHEC & Mission Neurosciences Invites Physicians to the 5th Biennial Stroke Conference: Technology: The Changing Landscape of Stroke Care

MAHEC Biltmore Campus

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans - or one person every four minutes-died from stroke, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.National, state and regional leaders in stroke care will discuss the impact of new technologies in the continuum of stroke care at the 5th Biennial Stroke Conference.  

 

Thursday September 13 from 5:00 - 8:30 pm includes dinner and a focus on primary and secondary prevention (2.25 AMA Category 1) Friday September 14 from 8:00 - 4:30 (6.0 AMA Category 1) includes topics in stroke acute care, rehabilitation, and tele-medicine.

 

For more information and to register, please click here. 

Healthcare Leadership Series

Need help leading your practice successfully through healthcare reform? 

 

For more information and to register for the Healthcare Leadership Series, in partnership with MAHEC, The Van Winkle Lawfirm, and Johnson Price & Sprinkle Click Here.  

Birthday Gala to Benefit Project Access- Save the Date! 
Join Us in helping Dr. Suzanne Landis celebrate her 60th Birthday.  Dr. Landis, known to the Buncombe County Medical Community as the "Mother of Project Access", asks you bring no gifts, but instead, make a minimum donation to the Western Carolina Medical Society's Foundation programs, including Project Access.  Your generous donation will ensure that the uninsured in Buncombe County will have access to medical care. And, of course, we will all have a great time marking Dr. Landis' milestone birthday!

The night includes dinner, dessert and dancing.

Sunday, September 23rd @ 6:00pm

Century Room at Packs Tavern


Invitation to follow
 
Sawbones vs Jawbones- Help the Auction!
Sawbones vs Jawbones 2012 Do you have a beachhouse or timeshare?  What about tickets to a sporting event or theater?

Consider donating a trip, prize or other item to be used as part of our silent auction.  All donated items are tax deductible and benefit the charitable programs of the WCMS Foundation. 

For more information on donating items, click here

For more info on this year's Sawbones vs Jawbones basketball game, VIP Reception, Kids Zone, Silent Auction and more, go to mywcms.org/svj2012
Annual Newcomers' Picnic
Save the Date for the 2012 Annual Newcomers' Picnic.
LOCAL NEWS 

Update on Dr. Cargile's Family Care Home Patients & Practice 

Click here for information. 

Women in Medicine- A Medical Minority to Almost a Majority: Western Carolina Medical Society Responds and Forms First Women in Medicine Affinity Group in Region

Mission President and CEO Appointed to NC Hospital Association Board of Trustees 

ITEMS OF INTEREST  
Job Board

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
Home for Sale: Sunset Parkway


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