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  •       Encouraging a time of membership collegiality in a relaxed atmosphere, the evening is open to all members
          and spouses/partners. This event is held on the first Wednesday of each month, with appetizers and the first
          drink hosted by SCMS! Free parking available
          For event details or to register for the event, click here
          Please contact Shelly Bonforti with any questions at shelly@spcms.org  


  • The Spokane County Medical Society Foundation Wellness Program is designed to address the barriers that
     typically prevent physicians and physician assistants from getting the help they need. The purpose of the Wellness Program is to create a safe harbor where physicians and PA’s can seek the help they need and deserve. The program provides counseling and coaching services that are tailored to individual needs: it is quickly accessible at the convenience of the physician/PA, confidential, free for members, private and minimally constrained by record-keeping. read more

  • WA-ACEP Presents Dr. James Nania with the Nancy Auer Meritorious Achievement Award 

    May 9, 2016 – The Washington Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians (WA-ACEP) is proud to announce it has awarded James Nania, MD, FACEP with the 2016 Nancy Auer Meritorious Achievement Award. Nania received the award April 28 during the WA-ACEP Annual Meeting in Seattle. read more

     

     

     

     

     

  •   2016 Summer Cruise

    Members and partners are invited to enjoy a summer evening cruise aboard The Serendipity Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and other refreshments will be served.  RVSP by July 15, 2016.  Click here for details and event registration.


               Thank you to our sponsors


  • Medical Education Celebration Cruise

    SCMS is hosting an evening cruise celebrating medical education in Spokane held aboard COP member Travis Prewitt’s (UBS Bank) boat “The Serendipity” on Thursday, September 8, 2016.  Click here for details and event registration.

    Due to limited space capacity on the boat and the nature of the event, invites to participate are limited to practicing physicians and physician assistants only and does not include spouses, significant others or staff.
                                         

    Thank you to our sponsors

President's Message

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By Clinton Hauxwell, MD | SCMS President

In this divisive political season, healthcare is again a hot topic for debate. Candidates recurrently utilize sound bites expounding on patient access, medical costs, and health equity. The last two decades has been transformative for the healthcare field. The Affordable Care Act, HIPPA legislation, and Meaningful Use mandates have dramatically altered the landscape of medicine in the United States. As medical providers, we are often loathe to accept the fact that these changes have been driven, in part, by gaps in quality of care and by the astounding rise in healthcare costs. Unfortunately, some legislation has adversely impacted our ability to provide quality, efficient care to our patients. This leaves us in a quandary–changes to the way we deliver and document care are needed; regrettably, many of these decisions are being made by politicians and bureaucrats rather than by healthcare providers. It is imperative that the medical community be proactive in the areas of quality and cost. If we do not make the necessary changes, they will be made for us.  Read More...

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