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February 3, 2020
Dear Doctors, Staff and Partners,

I'm excited to announce that in addition to being the Executive Director of the Merced-Mariposa County Medical Society (MMCMS), I am now the Executive Director of the Kern County Medical Society (KCMS) as well. I will be working out of the Merced office and servicing KCMS remotely for the most part, traveling to Bakersfield 1-2 times per month. I am excited to learn new things from KCMS that can benefit MMCMS and vice versa.

I would like to thank the MMCMS Board of Governors and Officers and all of the member physicians of MMCMS for allowing me this opportunity. It is because of your help and support and the strength of our Medical Society that I am able to help KCMS in this way. This partnership will benefit and strengthen both Medical Societies and give District VI (our CMA District that provides local representation at the state level) the opportunity to expand it's voice at the CMA level.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Chrisy Muchow
Executive Director
O: 209-723-2976
C: 209-769-0934
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