MOA President Featured in Healthcare Issue of Greater Lansing Business Monthly

The Healthcare issue of the Greater Lansing Business Monthly (GLBM) feature Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) President, Dr. Bruce Wolf. The Q&A format was a range of questions that touched on various aspects of osteopathic medicine and issues of public health. The article is available online with the link below.   

Link: Behind the Scenes: Dr. Bruce Wolf
Team MOA Serves Holiday Hope in Lansing

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) once again provided volunteers for the Magic Johnson Holiday Hope program. Families in Detroit, Flint and Lansing, MI, were able to receive food, clothes and toys as part of an annual Thanksgiving outreach. "Team MOA" volunteered in the Lansing effort and was led by MOA President Dr. Bruce Wolf. The blustery weather didn't dampen the mood as six teams of volunteers greeted families and loaded cars. Magic Johnson was not the only Spartan legend in attendance as Magic's former teammate, and current Piston announcer, Gregory Kelser played point guard for Team MOA loading cars with the same intensity he displayed during his playing days.

More than 800 families were served as cars lined up for holiday supplies and a chance to get a smile and wave from Magic.
"This is really great to see the community come together and support what we're trying to do, which is help families have a happy Thanksgiving and those kids to have a great Christmas," says Johnson.

Hopefully, the event brightened the holidays for many residents and the volunteers that were able to serve them. And while Team MOA was proud to have played a part, we urge others to donate to the Magic Johnson Foundation with the link below. 

Donation links:
Feed the Children
Magic Johnson Take Action! Donation link

Event Links:
Video from WLNS TV
Facebook Photo Album
MOA Now Accepting Resolutions for the House of Delegates
The 2017 Michigan Osteopathic Association House of Delegates will meet on Thursday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Westin Southfield Detroit. If you have resolutions you wish to submit to the 2017 House of Delegates, you can now do so via the MOA website.  
Visit the House of Delegates webpage by clicking HERE (Note: You must be logged in to access  the House of Delegates webpage).  

Any MOA member in good standing may author a resolution; however, introduction of resolutions to the House of Delegates is limited to delegates, alternate-seated delegates, component associations, MOA Departments, Councils, or Board of Trustees. Non-delegate status members in good standing should contact their component association for assistance in identifying an appropriate channel for resolution introduction. 

The following links can provide guidelines and instructions: 
SAMPLE RESOLUTION -  For an example of proper formatting
SUBMITTING RESOLUTIONS -  For an overview and guidelines for submitting a resolution
HOD RESOLUTION FORM - To submit resolutions 

The deadline for submitting resolutions is March 14, 2017
For more information please contact: 
Virginia Bernero 
517/347-1555 ext. 103

Dr. Jasper Yung Featured in AOA's The DO
The Detroit Medical Orchestra is a wonderful project featuring more than 70 physicians, medical students and other health care professionals, with a mission of "Bringing Healing Through Music." Jasper Young, DO, and Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) member, is featured in The DO, the online magazine of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The article is fantastic exposure for this dedicated group in terms of attracting audiences and getting donations. If you are in the Greater Detroit Area be sure to check out their performance calendar for upcoming events.  

The DO Article
Detroit Medical Orchestra Website
Donate to the Detroit Medical Orchestra
Detroit Medical Orchestra Facebook Page
Holiday Season Traditions: AMOA Tree of Peace

The holiday season is a time when we pause to celebrate life and family, and honor our friends and loved ones.  In keeping with this spirit, the Advocates for the Michigan Osteopathic Association are once again presenting a very special opportunity to remember that special person while supporting the programs of the Advocates.

The Tree of Peace will be displayed in the lobby of the MOA building for the month of December in Okemos.  With your support, it will glow brilliantly throughout the holiday with all dedications being listed in the Book of Honor displayed next to the Tree of Peace.

There are three ways to give-
  • A Shining Light:  For a $10.00 minimum donation, a Light is dedicated in Memory of Honor of your loved one.
  • A Keepsake Ornament:  For a $40.00 minimum donation, a Keepsake Ornament will be placed on the Tree.
  • A Tree of Peace Sponsorship:  For a $100.00 minimum donation, a Keepsake Ornament will be placed on the Tree plus you will receive that Keepsake Ornament when the tree is taken down in January.
All proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit our ongoing projects in support of the Osteopathic Profession.  One such project, the Distracted Driving Simulator, continues to gain attention, and we are reaching out across the state to interested hospitals, service organizations and schools.

AMOA Tree of Peace Order Form

Updates Branding, Website and Publications

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) has launched their new branding with a new website. The site,, combines MHA with their Keystone efforts to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. With refreshed branding elements, the site displays well on desktops, tablets and smartphones. In addition, the MHA Monday Report newsletter layout has been updated, allowing for easier access on mobile devices. Congratulations on the launch!  

New site:
MHA Monday Report  

AOA Offers Gift Guide for DOs & Med Students

The AOA's The DO offers some helpful insight on gifts for DOs and medical students. The list was gleaned from Twitter and email responses the AOA received when asking -
"Holidays are coming: What gifts would you recommend for doctors and #medstudents? What's on your wish list? What past gifts have you loved?"

Link: Gift guide: The best holiday presents for DOs and med students

Sparrow Healthcare news includes stories on awards, new facilities and the amazing amount of effort Sparrow engages in the community. 

Sparrow also offers news via "Sparrow TV," an online collection of videos of current health and wellness information from Mid-Michigan.
Sparrow TV

Sparrow News
Sparrow TV
News & Resource Links

AOA List DOs Elected to State Governments, highlighting Dr. Edward "Ned" Canfield:
Dr. Canfield and DOs in six other states will be providing a physician voice in their state governments in 2017.
Link: The DO Article

"What every small practice should know about MACRA," Medical Economics:

Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior vice president for public policy, discusses what physicians need to know to prepare for MACRA.
Link: Medical Economics Article

Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) Handbook - Comment Period Open
Proposed changes to the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) Handbook are now posted on the AOA website for a 45-day review and public comment period. The comment period will remain open until January 09, 2017. At that point the BOS Handbook will be sent to a Board of Trustees Reference Committee for review.
Link: BOS Handbook and email for comments 
Crain's Detroit Business Features Round-Up of McLaren Health Care News
The Detroit business news outlet with all the latest news from McLaren Health Care
Link: Crain's McLaren Health Care News
MACRA News: HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system
Link: HHS Story  

August 5, 2016 saw the passing of Maynard Amelon, DO
Click here for a local obituary

April 7, 2016 saw the passing of Daniel Graham, DO
Feb. 15, 2016 saw the passing of Howard Rossman, DO
Feb. 4, 2016 saw the passing of Gerald Reznick, DO
Feb. 4, 2016 saw the passing of Jack Lighton, DO
Feb. 3, 2016 saw the passing of  Norman Decker, DO

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