Wednesday, June 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.

2016-17 Academy Council election underway

Voting for members of the 2016-2017 Academy Council is underway. Only Active category Academy members in good standing are eligible to vote. Ballots were mailed the week of June 20 and must be returned by Tuesday, July 19. 

To help members be better informed when voting for Academy leaders, candidates were asked to provide background information for brief biographies that can be found here.

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.

Retired SIG meeting planned for July 13

The Retired Physicians Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 13. The program features a presentation from Friendship Force of Greater Cincinnati on its international travel opportunities given by the group's president Phil Schmidt, PhD. For more information, click here.

There is no charge for the event but reservations are required. Email or call 513-421-7010, ext. 307 by July 7. Space is limited.

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.