Through MCMS membership, you will be joining the nearly 1,000 physician members who are represented in the MCMS. As your local arm of organized medicine, MCMS represents your voice where it matters to local community, state and national legislative leaders. In conjunction with the Ohio State Medical Association legislative team, physician advocacy on legislative healthcare related matters is a high priority. This year, MCMS physicians joined with OSMA legislative advocacy leaders to meet and interview prospective local Ohio House candidates.
Notably this year, your MCMS advocated in support of our valued member physicians to successfully preserve the relationship of Emergency Medicine Physicians, Inc. with the Kettering Health Network.
During this healthcare pandemic, your MCMS COVID-19 Task Force has held weekly virtual meetings along with participating in numerous other calls and meetings with allied partners to review and update on local trends of the community’s impact by the virus. Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County was able to offer a special opportunity to MCMS members only in obtaining free PPE. This was a great benefit for physician members and their offices.
MCMS recognizes the stress of medical practice on physician well-being and supports programs to help physicians address these unique challenges.
MCMS is represented by elected physician members who serve as Delegates in the Ohio State Medical Association House of Delegates. These dedicated individuals review and debate dozens of resolutions that are brought forth annually on a host of topics related to the profession of medicine and the impact of healthcare regulations on physicians and their patients. Your input and participation in this activity is welcome and encouraged.
MCMS is led by a Board of Directors, elected each year in a ballot election, and includes the physician leaders of local hospital medical staffs. Your Board of Directors meets bi-monthly throughout the year. At the MCMS Annual Dinner Meeting in January, the President is installed, and the OSMA 50-Year Awards are presented to those members who have served the medical profession for 50 years. The President typically will also schedule a general membership meeting in the Fall season to bring members and spouses/guests together for a social dinner gathering and to hear a presentation on a topic of interest.
MCMS has fostered physician leadership in organized medicine from local, state, national and medical specialty levels. Numerous MCMS physicians have served as President of the OSMA, and on various levels of leadership at the American Medical Association and medical specialty organizations. You are well-represented by your very knowledgeable and talented local physician colleagues at all levels of organized medicine.
MCMS serves as a referral base for the community in providing names of physician members to those who are seeking a physician. Additionally, MCMS staff fields numerous calls throughout the year from the general public seeking advice about issues they are experiencing with their health insurance and healthcare providers.
The MCMS Alliance is an organization of physician spouses which supports social and fund-raising events for the benefit of the local community and for the benefit of scholarship funding for medical and nursing education students.
If you know of physician colleagues who are not members of MCMS, please share with them the value of belonging to this prestigious organization and encourage them to join.