Kicking into High Gear

 By: Alexandra P. Silver Executive Director Clark County Medical Society

By: Alexandra P. Silver
Executive Director
Clark County Medical Society

Clark County Medical Society has kicked 2018 off in high-gear with a few positive changes here at CCMS, including new staff, new programming, our long-awaited new and improved website and database management system. This means a simpler process for you to update your contact information, pay your dues, and reserve your spot for CME’s and other quality CCMS programs.

From advocacy to membership, to securing valuable member benefits, the team here at CCMS has jumped in with both feet. We’ve rolled up our sleeves to ensure that we are providing the best possible service to our members, with an emphasis on respecting their time and talent. Over the past few months we have been working side-by-side with NSMA to ensure your concerns and questions are adequately addressed regarding AB 474. We take great pride in representing you. This past December we had 329 attendees for our Townhall on the opioid epidemic. And that is just the beginning – we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder on behalf of you, our valued members.

Have you heard the buzz around CCMS lately? Seen our new “CCMS Round-Up” and our active social media engagement? if you haven’t met Josh MacEachern, our new Communications and Marketing Coordinator I encourage you to reach out and introduce yourself. He is a dynamo of knowledge and energy, and we are thrilled to have him on the team. If you are not already following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn please take the time to do so. This is where we will keep you abreast of upcoming, time-sensitive and newsworthy items without flooding your inbox.

Before I go further, I want to take this time to apologize to each and every one of you for the printing snafu that occurred with the 2017 CCMS Directory. As this month’s “County Line” issue goes to print, the corrected directory has also gone to the printer and hopefully by the time you are reading this a corrected version has already reached your hands.  On behalf of the CCMS staff and our Board of Trustees please except our sincere apologies for this most embarrassing error and know we are committed to ensure this never happens again.

January was a busy month for CCMS also but provided one of the most touching moments I have experienced in my professional career. On Saturday, January 13, I had the privilege of attending the Washoe County Medical Society 112th Annual Installation Dinner. I was present when outgoing WCMS President, Dr. Pasternak, presented the WCMS Community Service Award to Dr. Adashek and Clark County Medical Society for outstanding service in the time of crisis on October 1, 2017. This award was created specifically to recognize the Clark County Medical Society Physicians’ heroic actions in response to the horrific events that took place on October 1.

We thank Dr. Pasternak, the WCMS board, and staff for this most special recognition. Our community has a lot to be proud of, as our physicians rose to the occasion without intervention from any other state to handle the largest mass shooting by an individual in our country to date.

We have a lot going on here at The Clark County Medical Society. We hope you will join us on February 27 at City Hall for a Townhall introducing the new face of medicine. One of my personal commitments to this organization is to ensure we strengthen our relationship with both medical students and residents and younger physicians who are the future of medicine and our organization. I invite you to join us in March when we once again host the “Adult MiniMed Internship” and Recognition Dinner. I hope you will take the time for one of our community stakeholders to shadow you for a half or full day and let them feel the good work you do so that they can have a better understanding of what our physicians go through on a daily basis. There is no better time than the present, given the current climate, to let community leaders and stakeholders take a peek behind the curtain. Then join us on March 21 at Spiedini for the recognition dinner! Sponsorships are still available so please reach out if you have an interest in this worthwhile program.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

With gratitude,

Alexandra P.Silver
Executive Director