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  Community Pulse for
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2013

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In This Issue:
Parsec Financial - Sponsor Message (Left)
2013-2014 Physician Directory "Blue Book"
Physicians' Voice in the News
Local Leaders Say Hospital Purchase Good for Communities
Turning around Community Hospitals is what MedWest's Prospective Buyer Does Best
The Bulletin
DHHS Announces Statewide Initiative to Improve Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Services
States Divided Over Complying With Obamacare 'Fix'
SGR Repeal Bill Still Gets AMA Support
Job Board & Classified Ads

  

 

The Community Pulse e-Newsletter is designed for community members and non-member physicians. We choose selected important news and information items to share with you, so you are able to stay in-the-know on topics of interest to you.

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LOCAL NEWS

2013-2014 Physician Directory "Blue Book"
The 2013-2014 "Blue Books" are printed and ready for you to order! This comprehensive directory of physicians, produced by WCMS, now includes physicians and practices from all 16 WNC counties. If you would like to place an order, you can do that quickly and easily online.

(If you have a question or need to know if you're a 100% practice to get the discounted price, contact membership@mywcms.org
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:
You can read all about The Physicians' Voice on our website.
Local Leaders Say Hospital Purchase Good for Communities
Read the Smoky Mountain News article which includes the topics below and more:
  • What about Mission?
  • What happens to MedWest?
  • What's a hospital worth?
Turning around Community Hospitals is what MedWest's Prospective Buyer Does Best
"Meanwhile, the fledging MedWest alliance aimed at strengthening Haywood Regional Medical Center and WestCare's hospitals in Sylva and Bryson City was on the skids..."

Continue reading the Smoky Mountain News article.
The Bulletin
The Fall 2013 edition of WCMS' e-Magazine, "The Bulletin"is now available.

To read the Bulletin, click here.
STATE NEWS

DHHS Announces Statewide Initiative to Improve Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Services in North Carolina
"DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today the McCrory Administration's Crisis Solutions Initiative, a new statewide effort to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina..."

Read full press release.
NATIONAL NEWS

States Divided Over Complying With Obamacare 'Fix'
State regulators aren't rushing to President Barack Obama's rescue after the White House's attempt to fix the rising wave of canceled health insurance policies. The president's decision to extend the renewal window for existing health plans won't work for the millions losing their coverage unless insurers and state insurance regulators give their blessing (Millman and Cheney, 11/18).

Read the Politico article.
SGR Repeal Bill Still Gets AMA Support
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Sincerely,

Miriam Schwarz

 

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Miriam Schwarz, MPA

WCMS CEO/Executive Director 
(828) 274-2267 ext. 312