Thanks to you, our members, the Kansas City Medical Society enjoyed a most successful year in 2019. We are reaping the benefits of the merger that created one metropolitan medical society. We look forward to even greater success in 2020.
Here are some highlights that took place in 2019 … because of you:
|Over 250 of you attended our Annual Meeting featuring Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, from Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.|
|We honored former mayor Charles B. Wheeler, Jr., MD, JD, for his years of service as a physician in elected office … along with seven others for their outstanding achievements.|
The Medical Society endorsed Medicaid expansion in Missouri and Kansas. During 2020, we will be advocating for expansion with the Kansas Legislature and supporting the Missouri ballot initiative for expansion. Pictured, KCMS members Beth Andes, MD, and Michael O’Dell, MD, along with UMKC resident Crystal Brown-Vredenburg, MD, collect signatures on petitions supporting the expansion ballot measure in Missouri. (photo courtesy Healthcare for Missouri) More …
|The Kansas City Medical Society Foundation is working to extend our charitable care programs—Wy Jo Care and Metrocare—to reach more uninsured individuals in our region. The Foundation in 2019 was certified by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation for the quality of its transparency and accountability. More …|
|The Summer Social on August 21 at the home of President Mark Brady, MD, was attended by 16 Kansas state legislators and over 20 KCMS physicians. Pictured: Rep. Rui Xu; Chakshu Gupta, MD; Rep. Cindy Holscher; Mark Brady, MD; Rep. Cindy Neighbor.|
|Thanks to the five physicians who volunteered to provide free sports physicals on June 5-6 to over 50 young people attending the Kids on Campus program at Kansas City, Kansas, Community College. The six-week summer program gives youth exposure to careers in health care, business and STEAM. Pictured: Kathryn Foos, MD; Edward Christiansen, MD. More …|
|Thanks to the Missouri State Medical Association for presenting the August 27 “Medicine’s Muscle” program providing tips on legislative advocacy. Pictured, state representative and KCMS member Jonathan Patterson, MD, speaks as part of the program. More …|
Thank you to Mark Brady, MD, for his leadership as President in 2019. We look forward to another successful year in 2020 with President Betty Drees, MD!