The physicians of the Kansas City Medical Society have identified access to health care as their number one priority of 2019 and are advocating for Medicaid expansion in Kansas and Missouri during the 2020 legislative sessions. On behalf of the 3,400 physician members of KCMS, we call on our legislators to support Medicaid expansion in Kansas and Missouri. Physician members of KCMS believe Medicaid expansion is important because: Patients can be treated sooner if insured, and the end cost is lower. Our community’s economy is directly linked to its health. It’s important that low-income people get the healthcare they need to keep working and taking care of their families. As Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, shared at our November 2018 annual meeting, a community’s health and economic prosperity are linked. Physician members agree that a major barrier to delivering care is health insurance or ability to afford health insurance. Uninsured patients end [...]
Congratulations to KCMS board member and past president John C. Hagan, III, MD, for receiving the 2019 Hal Foster Award from the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
The Kansas City Medical Society takes physician burnout seriously. From learning about the latest in Electronic Health Records (EHR) and polling our members on ways their organizations are dealing with stress - we are making Physician Burnout one of our 2019 priorities.
Karole Bradford is Chief Program Officer with the Kansas City Medical Society Foundation, leading health access and equity initiatives, including the WyJoCare and MetroCare programs.
Get to know the KCMS Leadership Council. Tejal Desai attends the UMKC School of Medicine and is the UMKC student representative on the Kansas City Medical Society Leadership Council.
Thinking about how much fun you had last week at the annual meeting? We had a wonderful time and have the photos and video to show it!
The Kansas City Medical Society presents awards for leadership, lifelong commitment to health and dedication to the health of the greater Kansas City community. We are honored to present the Member Recognition Awards
George E. Stamos, M.D. - Lifetime Achievement Award
Randall B. Hudson, M.D. - Lifetime Achievement Award
The Kansas City Medical Society is honored to have as our guest speaker at the 2018 Annual Meeting U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH. The Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan. 66210.