Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Health Care in the News

As part of its monthly agenda, the Academy Council routinely reviews health care related news articles. Click the articles button below to view the item from February 2016. This month's articles include:

  • "Health plans may exclude outpatient surgery" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "Hospitals, Independent Docs to Share Records" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Study: Consumers lack health-care savvy" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "Mercy Health disbands doctor group amid big losses by insurance spin-off" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Ohio leaders take another look at legal marijuana" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Here's why income soared at Cincinnati hospitals" Cincinnati Business Courier

Welcome to the Academy of Medicine

The Academy of Medicine (Hamilton County Medical Society), founded in 1857, is a not-for-profit, professional association for the physicians of Hamilton County, Ohio. Mission Statement: The Academy of Medicine is the professional association that exists to organize, represent, advocate for, and serve physicians of Greater Cincinnati.

2016 Great American Ball Park Group Outing
Don't miss this year's Group Outing to Great American all Park on June 11 to see the Cincinnati Reds take on the Oakland Athletics. Join us for a fun-filled day at the ballpark. Game time is 4:10 p.m. Our group ticket includes:
  • Field Box seat
  • All-inclusive ballpark buffet
  • Two beers per person
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Private dining area (Ole Smokey Moonshine Party Barn).

A limited number of tickets are available, so get your group together and make plans to attend. Click here for a registration form and more information.

Sponsorship opportunities

The Academy is currently accepting sponsors for the Reds Game outing (for additional details click on the event name). Sponsoring an Academy event is an excellent way to get your organization's name in front of the local medical community. 

Thanks to our sponsor to date: Grand Slam Sponsor – Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI)

Free stress workshop for health care professionals

Presented by the Academy of Medicine and sponsored by Mercy Health Physicians, Managing Your Stress Response – a workshop for health care professionals – was held Thursday, April 21 at Mercy Health – West Hospital.

With more than 65 registered for the event, the workshop was designed to help individuals manage their stress through deep muscle relaxation and mindfulness meditation. Participants were trained to recognize the difference between stress and stressors and how to manage each. 

Special thanks to speaker Philip Cass, PhD, and to the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Foundation for its support.

2016 Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati published

The 2016 Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati is now available. Each Active member receives one free copy as a benefit of membership, and these copies have been mailed. The Academy is currently accepting additional orders from members and others for the 2016 edition. To order, please download the form here.

Group outing to Keeneland – April 24

The Academy's group outing to Keeneland Race Course was held Sunday, April 24, and received rave reviews from attendees. Academy members and guests enjoyed a private room over looking the race track; a sumptuous buffet featuring chef-carved entrees and Keeneland's famous bread pudding along with other items; deluxe motor coach transportation for those who chose that option or reserved parking for those who traveled separately; and the thrill of thoroughbred horse racing.

Academy develops Special Interest Groups

As part of its new action plan, the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is exploring the development of Special Interest Groups to better serve specific populations within the membership. 

Two groups have been identified to start – Retired Physicians and Baby Boomer Docs. Both groups have held inaugural meetings. 

If you have questions or would like more information on these SIGs, contact the Academy at 513-421-7010 or by email.

Connect with DocBookMD
DocBookMD is a mobile, secure, HIPAA-compliant smartphone platform for your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Provided free to Active and Resident members of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, DocBookMD offers HIPAA-compliant messaging; sending and receiving of images (X-rays, EKGs, wounds, etc.); a directory of your Academy of Medicine colleagues; a local pharmacies list; and much more.

Register today directly from your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. To register, you will need your Academy of Medicine Member ID Number. If you do not have it, contact the Academy at 513-421-7010. Your free app is available at the iTunes Store or the Android Market.