Friday, October 21, 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 June 2016. This month's articles include:

  • "Exclusive: Former high-level P&G executive named chief of health care group" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Humana revising its participation in ACA exchanges" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "Interact for Health's leader to retire" Cincinnati Enquirer

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.

2016-17 Academy Council elected

Congratulations to our members elected to serve on the 2016–2017 Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Council. Gregory Rouan, MD, has been selected as president-elect. After serving one year as president-elect, Dr. Rouan will transition to president for the 2017–2018 term.

Sherif Awadalla, MD, and Carol Egner, MD, have been re-elected to their second three-year terms on the Council. Newly elected councilors are Ronald Merkel, MD; Adam Miller, MD; and Laura Trice, MD. They will serve three-year terms. Councilors may be elected to two consecutive three-year terms in office. 

The newly elected Council members will join returning members for the 2016-2017 term. All will be installed during the 2016 Annual Meeting planned for October 4 at which Rajbir Minhas, MD, will become Academy president for 2016-2017.

2016 Great American Ball Park Group Outing

Nearly 100 Academy members and guests enjoyed this year's Group Outing to Great American all Park on June 11. Thanks to our 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.

"Medicare Made Clear" free program for Academy members

The 50+ Physicians SIG will host "Medicare Made Clear" on Thursday, October 20, at the Kenwood Executive Center. Reservations are required. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room. 

There is no charge for Academy members and their guests who have pre-registered. Topics covered: Medicare Supplement Insurance; Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage); and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Thanks to Diversified Brokerage Specialists for sponsoring the event. 

To make a reservation, call 513-421-7010, ext. 307 or send an email.

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.