Diversity Flyer

March 23, 2017

In light of recent events of discrimination towards staff and other patients at various practices, (see the Citizen Times article on the topic) WCMS created a multilingual flyer for practices to print and display as needed. This message is in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Moldavian.

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Regional Physician Meeting Held to Address Opioid Abuse Crisis

March 1, 2017

On February 28th,  physicians representing 11 different health care systems, hospitals, and FQHCs met to discuss what physicians are doing across WNC to address the opioid crisis.

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Message from the Foundation Board Chair

February 21, 2017

"As I begin my Chairmanship of the WCMS Foundation at the same time that our country struggles with the creation of  a “post-affordable care act,” it is my goal that our Foundation not just adapt but adapt well in this sea of change."

C. Britt Peterson
2017 WCMS Foundation Chair

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Lessons of the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

January 18, 2017

"But after prescribing opioids to millions of patients for noncancer pain, we have learned the following: These medications ARE addictive. One third of patients prescribed opioids for 2 months or more — just 2 months — become addicted or dependent on the medications."

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La red de intérpretes de WCMS le asegura que su derecho a un intérprete médico permanece garantizado

December 7, 2016

Desde la elección, varias personas han hecho preguntas relativas a la interpretación médica  y la Red de Intérpretes de WCMS (también conocida como WIN), tendrá relevancia en los próximos años. WIN y los intérpretes del área médica están comprometidos  a ser una parte vital del equipo de cuidados de salud y a ayudar a los proveedores  de los mismos, a dar a sus pacientes los mejores cuidados posibles en cualquier idioma.

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WCMS Foundation Endowment Fund Provides Support for Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County

November 28, 2016

The Good Samaritan Clinic in Jackson County received $8,640 from WCMS Foundation's Endowment Fund (as part of a $20,000 Community Foundation of WNC People in Need Grant) for an 8-month initiative to transition from a paper medical record system to an electronic health record system.

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November 21, 2016

Since the election, various people have raised questions regarding whether medical interpreting and the WCMS Interpreter Network, otherwise known as WIN, will be relevant in the coming years. WIN and the medical interpreting field are committed to being a vital part of the care team and helping providers give patients the best care possible, in any language.

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The Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP)

November 8, 2016

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Message from the WCMS Foundation Board Chair

October 26, 2016

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"Get Home Early" Presentation with Dr. Mark McNeill

October 5, 2016

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Message from the President - Get Out the Vote

September 13, 2016

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Innovations in Rural Medicine: Endoscopic Services at Cherokee Indian Hospital

August 9, 2016

This article is based on in-person interviews with Drs. Elizabeth Saladin and Executive Clinical Director Richard Bunio at CIH on July 13, 2016

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Project Access Update: Gabapentin prescriptions

August 8, 2016

This message is to inform you that your patients will no longer be able to obtain Gabapentin (Neurontin) with their PA® medication card.

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"The Loss of One of Our Own, To Suicide" by Dr. Bob Henderson

July 26, 2016

His physician, his friend, the woman’s husband had committed suicide, a victim of physician burnout.  How could this happen?  How could this happen to an excellent physician who was well respected among his peers and in the community.  The CEO proclaimed, "this cannot be allowed to happen again in North Carolina!"

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Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship Awarded

July 14, 2016

The Western Carolina Medical Society is pleased to announce Abhishek Das as the 2016 high school senior recipient of the Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship.  

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