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  • SCMS 1st Wed. Member Mixer - June 1st sponsored by Unify Community Health

    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 registration and event details, click here.  

    Please contact Shelly Bonforti with any questions at shelly@spcms.org

  • Darryl K. Potyk, MD, Awarded SCMS Physician Citizen of the Year for 2015

    Spokane, WA, January 25, 2016---The Spokane County Medical Society awarded Darryl K. Potyk, MD, Physician Citizen of the Year for 2015 at their annual general membership meeting held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center on January 21, 2016. A plaque was presented to Dr. Potyk by Dr. Matthew Hollon, Immediate Past President of the Spokane County Medical Society, for his outstanding contributions to the medical profession and the community.  read more

    The Spokane County Medical Society is proud to award this honor to Dr. Darryl Potyk.


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    SCMSF Launches Wellness Program (509) 720-6000

    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 to register.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


President's Message

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By Clinton Hauxwell, MD | SCMS President

I am writing this article at 30,000 feet, flying to Spokane after spending several days in Washington, D.C., with a team from Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI). While in the nation's capitol, we met with our federal representatives and their aides regarding the issues that are important to the residents of the Inland Northwest. The topics discussed were many, and included expanded funding for graduate medical education, the establishment of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and expansion of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Spokane. We were reminded, of course, that these concerns require resources— something that is always in short supply in these days of billion dollar national deficits. Similarly, on the local level, our large healthcare organizations are always looking for ways to improve the bottom line. Unfortunately, this has impacted the Spokane County Medical Society, as local medical institutions have dropped SCMS membership from the list of benefits offered to their employed Providers. So now, physicians and physician assistants must choose to maintain Society involvement by paying for dues out-of-pocket. Not surprisingly, many are asking themselves 'What value does SCMS participation bring to my professional and personal life?' Membership, I would argue, has many benefits.  Read More...

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