Gratitude for my colleagues from WisMed President Wendy Molaska, MD, FAAFP
At this time of year, we start to hear and perhaps engage in more gratitude practices. And while we know, and research shows, that we should be practicing gratitude throughout the year, let’s take this moment to again focus on all that we are grateful for.
Society testifies on MEB chaperone rule
After working for more than a year to provide physician feedback to the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB) concerning a proposed administrative rule regarding chaperones, the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) provided testimony supporting a new version of the rule that reflects physician feedback by limiting the proposal to informing patients of chaperone policies.
Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation volunteers for Madison Marathon
Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health took place this past weekend in Madison, Wis. This event draws in more than 4,000 runners from across the Midwest.
Member review needed for Board action on interhospital transfers policy proposal
A Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) policy proposal related to interhospital transfers is available for member review following a recommendation by the Society’s Board of Directors to adopt pertinent AMA policy in this area as the Society’s.
Celebrate your colleagues – nominate a 2023 Physician Citizen of the Year
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) is accepting nominations for its 2023 Physician Citizen of the Year Award. First established by the Society in 1982, the award recognizes and encourages Wisconsin physicians who volunteer their time and talents through civic and cultural activities—helping to improve the health and well-being of their communities.
Discounted behavioral health services for WisMed members
Everyone needs help sometimes. The Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) is proud to offer behavioral health services options for our members. WisMed has partnered with Marvin to provide confidential counseling and coaching services with flexible hours. Board certified psychiatrists and licensed psychologists are available via teletherapy when you need them.
Graded premium disability – coverage to protect yourself and your family
Tom Strangstalien, a WisMed Assure insurance advisor, recently worked with a young physician to set him up with personal disability protection to provide some financial security if life throws him and his family a curve ball. Prompting this planning was that one of his peers in the general surgery specialty sustained a serious hand injury, ending his ability to perform hands-on surgery.
Myriad effects of COVID-19 explored in latest issue of WMJ
The most recent issue of WMJ includes a collection of papers that delve into many of the myriad ways COVID-19 has affected the delivery of care, various health conditions and outcomes, clinician mental health and more.
WisMed mourns the loss of Cyril "Kim" Hetsko, MD
We would like to celebrate the life and legacy of Cyril “Kim” Hetsko, MD, as we remember his many contributions to the Wisconsin Medical Society. Dr. Hetsko joined WisMed in 1975 and served in a number of leadership roles, including Society President (1991-1992), AMA Delegation Member and Nominating Committee Member.