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GLMS News is a monthly publication of the Greater Louisville Medical Society 101 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-2001 Fax (502) 581-9022 www.glms.org. BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ HIGHLIGHTS JUNE 12, 2015 • GLMS News reserves the right to make the final decision on content and advertisements. GLMS NEWS STAFF • Lelan Woodmansee, CAE Executive Director [email protected] Bert T. Guinn, MBA, CAE Associate Executive Director [email protected] Kate Williams Communications Designer [email protected] Aaron Burch Communications Specialist [email protected] ADVERTISING: Cheri K. McGuire • KMA Executive Vice President Pat Padgett informed the Board of changes to the KMA Annual Meeting including the addition of a leadership conference featuring guest speakers on Saturday during the weekend event. Friday will feature the KMA’s opening reception. Sunday will contain the House of Delegates while Monday and Tuesday will host specialty group meeting and ICD-10 coding boot camp for coders. GLMS President Robert Couch, MD, MBA, reported back from the recent AMA Annual Meeting where Board Chair Bruce Scott, MD, was elected to the position of AMA Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates. In addition to Dr. Scott’s election, Lexington’s Steven Stack, MD, is the incoming president, Kentucky physician Greg Cooper, MD, became the chair of the AMA Southeast Delegation, Patrick Padgett has been appointed to chair the AMA Litigation Committee and John Roberts, MD, was elected Chair Elect for the AMA Medical Schools Governing Council. “Kentucky was well represented,” said Dr. Couch. The board approved a $6,000 grant from the GLMS Foundation for the Wear the White Coat program in which community leaders shadow physicians as they see patients or perform surgical procedures so they may better understand what a physician’s average day is like. • The board approved a $2,000 special project fund request from the GLMS Policy and Advocacy Team to hold a GLMS membership town hall regarding 2015 state laws and regulations, their effects on member practices and GLMS legislative priorities for 2016. The event will take place this fall. • The Healing Place has yet to break ground for the new men’s campus due to financing delays. However, the organization is working towards a fall 2015 start date. The Healing Place board also recently authorized a self-pay program which will begin in spring 2016. This is a shorter term program which will generate revenue and not rely as heavily on public or government money. • The GLMS Board welcomed new GLMS Alliance President Karen Sonnier, wife of Dr. George Sonnier. Sonnier noted that she and the executive committee were working on the GLMSA schedule for the year and would be sending out membership dues statements soon. Director of Marketing [email protected] MEMBERSHIP STATUS As of May 2015, active GLMS membership numbered 1,997, which is 77 percent of physicians practicing in Jefferson County. KMA TO HOST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AT ANNUAL MEETING View Additional Photos from GLMS Events: The 2015 KMA Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville from Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31. This year’s annual meeting theme is “Foundation for the Future: Promoting Physician Leadership.” Find Kudos about Member Achievements: www.glms.org. Click Media, then Kudos. In conjunction with the theme, the KMA will host a Kentucky Physicians Leadership Academy on Saturday, August 29, featuring keynote speaker Kevin Pho, MD, founder and editor of www.flickr.com/photos/glms1 KevinMD.com. The all-day CME symposium will provide physicians with strategies to enhance positive outcomes related to quality data, social media, patient communications and reimbursement. For more information about the KMA Annual Meeting, visit www.kyma.org. Find us on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo. GLMS MISSION - Promote the science, art and profession of medicine; Protect the integrity of the patient-physician relationship; Advocate for the health and well-being of the community; Unite physicians regardless of practice setting to 2 GLMS NEWS JUNE 2015 achieve these ends.