Foundation Board Chair Message by Susan McDowell

June 10, 2019

Hi, my name is Susan McDowell and I am the current Foundation Board chair at WCMS. I am a family practice physician who has been working in Madison County for the past 6 years at the Hot Springs Health Program. In 2018, we were lucky enough to be the first expansion site for Project Access. 

It has been quite a resource for our providers and patients in Madison County with the expansion of Project Access. Patients have been able to get the specialty care they need as well as colorectal cancer screening through the  WNC-CRCSI. As primary care providers we feel more comfortable knowing we have resources for our large uninsured population if specialty care is needed. We want to thank WCMS and all the providers who have donated their time to help serve our community. 


I have enjoyed being on the WCMS Foundation for several years and feel honored to serve as the chair for this current year. I look forward to our quarterly meetings as they remind me why I am passionate about medicine as we brainstorm ways to help our large underserved population.  The WCMS Foundation continues to be a valuable asset to our community and I am proud to be a small part of this!

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