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WCMS Hires New Executive Director

Welcome Gabrielle Szlenkier, new executive director to the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS)! Gabrielle Szlenkier has returned to Michigan after working in Washington, DC for the past 10 years.  While in Washington, she worked on public health policy and was responsible for strengthening physicians' advocacy work on Capitol Hill.  Her enthusiasm  and experience will…

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Opioid Epidemic: U-M New Intitiatives

Opioid epidemic: Right-sizing surgical prescribing, the potential use of litigation and prescription tracking policy U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation From post-surgery painkiller prescribing to the legal and policy realm, IHPI members' recent work is taking on the nation's opioid epidemic from several angles.   Two teams recently published…

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Ten Books for Medical Leaders

1. “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s”, by Greg O’Brien 2. “The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands”, by Eric Topol, MD 3. “Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance”, by Atul Gawande, MD 4. “Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead…

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Public Safety and Mental Health Millage Update

The Washtenaw Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage passed with 64% of voters supporting it. Millage funds will be levied on Washtenaw County residents beginning one year from now, in December, 2018. The funds will be distributed as follows: - 38% to Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office - 38% to…

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Join MSMS and WCMS – We Have Your Back!

Join MSMS and WCMS- We Have Your Back! Join more than 15,000 physicians in all specialties and all practice settings who are members of the Michigan State Medical Society with nearly 1,000 who are local to Washtenaw County Medical Society. Experience the value of banding together with one strong voice…

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