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June 12, 2013

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In This Issue:
Sponsor Message from Mountain Sleep (Left)
Upcoming Events from the NCHICA (6/13 & 8/8-11)
WCMS Women In Medicine Section (6/20)
2013 WCMS Foundation Annual Campaign
The Uninsured After Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act: A Demographic And Geographic Analysis
Member Announcements
Job Board & Classified Ads
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Upcoming Events from the NCHICA (6/13 & 8/8-11) 

Meaningful Use Strategy: Navigating Process Changes and Maximizing Results (6/13)

19th Annual NCHICA Conference & Exhibition

   

WCMS Women In Medicine Section (6/20) 

Join us at the next WCMS Women in Medicine event on Thursday, June 20th at 5:30pm at the home of Donna Burkett, MD. The topic of discussion will be Advocating for Women's Health. Bring your women in medicine friends and colleagues!! 

 

RSVP now!   

 

The WCMS's Women In Medicine section offers an opportunity for women physicians to meet, network, and share experiences common to their profession. The WIM socials are held bi-monthly.
LOCAL NEWS 

2013 WCMS Foundation Annual Campaign

Thank you to Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Associates for their recent $5,000 donation towards the WCMS Annual Campaign!  

 

Would your practice consider making a donation as well?  All practices and physicians who donate are listed as PIPs (physicians in philanthropy) on the Compass WCMS website

 

Donate now and join the over 50 current PIPs .   

 

Learn more: www.mywcms.org/wecare 

ITEMS OF INTEREST  

The Uninsured After Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act: A Demographic And Geographic Analysis

More than 25 million U.S. residents are projected to become insured under the Affordable Care Act, but roughly the same number of people still will lack health coverage by 2016 and the majority of them will be U.S. citizens, employed and white, according to a study in Health Affairs. (Source: Washington Post's "Wonkblog," 6/7) Read the article.
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! Contact Nancy Caine, Member Services Coordinator at Nancy@mywcms.org.    
Job Board & Classified Ads

Asheville Arthritis: FNP or PA   

Asheville Internal Medicine: PA or FNP 

ECP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant 

ECP: Physicians 

Medical Office For Lease 

   

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

 

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Miriam Schwarz, MPA

WCMS CEO/Executive Director