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January 23, 2013

In This Issue:
OneWhoServes - Sponsor Message
Network with your colleagues at the 2013 WCMS Annual Celebration (1/26)
Meet female colleagues at Women In Medicine (2/20)
Sign up your family today for HeartStrings! (2/23)
What did WCMS do for you in 2012?
What is WCMS planning for 2013? Review our strategic plan
Meet our 2013 Board Members
New HHS rule: Hospital, physician partners face penalties for privacy leaks
Job Board & Classified Ads

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 
Network with your colleagues at the 2013 WCMS Annual Celebration (1/26)

All physician members, Board of Directors, Practice Managers from our 100% Member Practices, BCMS Alliance Members, their spouse/partners or guests are invited to attend the 2013 WCMS Annual Celebration! This year's event is graciously hosted and sponsored by BMW of Asheville; a long-time community supporter whose facility has become a premier event location in the area! Catered by Frankie Bones, and featuring live music by Chris Rhodes. 

 

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 

6:00-10:00PM
BMW of Asheville on Airport Rd. in Fletcher

 

This event is free, but you must RSVP (Click Here) to attend!

  

 

Also, you could win a trip for 2 to go to the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, SC!

 

 

Meet female colleagues at Women In Medicine - February Social (2/20)

SAVE THE DATE! All women in medicine are invited to attend the next Women in Medicine Social on Wednesday, February 20th from 5:30-7:00pm at the residence of Dr. Lorena Wade. More details to follow. 

Sign up your family today for HeartStrings! (2/23)

EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND GIVE FROM YOUR HEART

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Saturday, February 23 1-4 PM

Asheville Racquet Club (downtown location)

  • FREE BABYSITTING! YES, FREE BABYSITTING!
  • Spinning and 30 minute family- friendly classes
  • Workout in the state of the art facility and/or swim
  • Family and Practice Teams encouraged (max 5 to a team) 

Register now at www.mywcms.org/HeartStrings2013 

 

 

LOCAL NEWS 
What did WCMS do for you in 2012?  Review our end-of-year summary! 
What is WCMS planning for 2013?  
Review our strategic plan
Meet our 2013 Board Members!

Final membership votes are in for our new board members on both the Association and Foundation BODs: 155 votes to approve, 2 voted not to approve.  Meet our board members:   

 

Click here for full roster of the 2013 WCMS Association Board of Directors. 


Click here for full roster of the 2013 WCMS Foundation Board of Directors.  

NATIONAL NEWS 

New HHS rule: Hospital, physician partners face penalties for privacy leaks

ITEMS OF INTEREST  
Member Announcements

Are you a WCMS Member who is opening a new practice? Are you a 100% Member Practice who has hired a new physician? Send us your announcements and we will post them for you in our new Member Announcements section of Vital Signs to keep other members informed about what's happening in our WCMS community!    

Job Board & Classified Ads

Asheville Anesthesia Assoc - Billing Specialist/Coder  

 

Canon Family Health, PLLC- Practice Administrator 

 

Internal Medicine Practice: Physician  

 

Orthopedic Surgery Practice: Physician Assistant  

 

Plastic Surgery Center: Medical Biller 

 

WCMS: Project Access Navigator 

 

 

To find out how you can post a Job or Classified Ad Click here.

 

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

We hope you enjoy our weekly e-newsletter. If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me.
 

Sincerely,Miriam Schwarz, CEO

 

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Miriam Schwarz, MPA

WCMS CEO/Executive Director