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WCMS Newsletter: July Edition

The WCMS Newsletter is a monthly, electronic publication that highlights major physician issues and various community initiatives. Distribution is a unique benefit of WCMS Membership. To view a PDF version, please click here: WCMS Newsletter - July 2018 WCMS Newsletter: July 2018 Thank you for your membership to WCMS, the leading medical association for legislative…
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WCMS Newsletter: June Edition

The WCMS Newsletter is a monthly, electronic publication that highlights major physician issues and various community initiatives. Distribution is a unique benefit of WCMS Membership. To view a PDF version, please click here: WCMS Newsletter - June 2018 WCMS Newsletter: June 2018 Thank you for your membership to WCMS, the leading medical association for legislative…
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Bulletin: The Opioid Edition

Access the latest edition of Bulletin that explores the Opioid Crisis.The Opioid Crisis is all around us, but do you know everything you need to know about the new legislation, where the crisis came from, or how it will affect your practice? Four months ago, the Bulletin started to learn as much as we could about the…
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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 be a terrific asset to…
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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 papers showing that surgeons can…
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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 of Telling”, by Edgar Schein…
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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 Washtenaw County Community Mental Health…
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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 for the profession and our…
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U-M Medical Research and Innovation Has Record Year

Medical research and innovation going strong at U-M, with record year for Michigan Medicine University of Michigan Research aimed at understanding, protecting, healing and enhancing the human body and brain had another record year at the University of Michigan. New data show that Michigan Medicine hit new heights for biomedical research funding, and for efforts…
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Hospital Takes Action to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Stopping opioid addiction at 1 key source: The hospital Fierce Healthcare It may not be rocket science, but a group of surgeons at Michigan Medicine through the University of Michigan have devised a strategy to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic — starting at their own hospital. Their findings appeared online in the journal JAMA Surgery.…
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