March 19, 2019     
MHA and Keystone Center
Patient Safety Awareness Week 


The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) was March 10-16. The annual event creates awareness on the importance of safety in healthcare. For the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) and the MHA Keystone Center, Patient Safety is a year-long event. The Michigan Osteopathic Association would like to congratulate MHA on their tremendous success on
providing education, research and knowledge-sharing events that strive toward improved care and safety.

PSAW focuses on the organizational efforts being made to make healthcare safer for Michigan residents and beyond. Hospitals are encouraged to share their improvement activities and success stories on social media using the hashtags #patientsafety and #PSAW.

Links:
MHA article on Patient Safety Awareness Week
MHA Keystone Center's Brittany Bogan video
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019: MHA CEO Brian Peters
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019: MHA CEO Brian Peters

MOA, MCOMA and OCOMA Host A Day of Physician Wellness

The Michigan Osteopathic Association and the Oakland and Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Associations invite physicians to " A Day of Physician Wellness." Spend a day discovering how to develop healthy strategies to maximize physician wellness in your personal and professional lives.  

Date:  
Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM with a breakfast.  

Location: Walsh College, 3838 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083 ( Map link)

Tickets are $50 for OCOMA members, $50 for spouse or guest of OCOMA Member and $65 for OCOMA Non-Members, to register visit:  Physician Wellness Event Registration
To register, contact the OCOMA office at (517) 512-4307 or email: cearles@DOMOA.org
More information and agenda: OCOMOA Physician Wellness

Special thanks to our Strategic Partner, McLaren Health, for making events like this possible.

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Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents
2019 National Student DO of the Year
Congratulations on a well-deserved honor for Taran Silva! The AACOM's Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) 2019 National Student DO of the Year. Among a list of accomplishments, Lt. Silva was the Student Government Association President at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, served as the MOA Student Representative on the Board of Trustees and has been on 8 trips as part of the international medical mission programs at #MSUCOM.

Link:
COSGP Announces Winner of 2019 National Student DO of the Year (SDOY)

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
and Healthy Lifestyle Services for Low-Income Women

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screening services to low-income women. This may include follow-up care, and cancer treatment if needed. 
 
Low-income women 21-64 years old are eligible.
 
Uninsured and under-insured women can be helped by the program.
 
For more information about the BCCCNP, please call toll free 1-844-I-GOT-SCR (446-8727)


The Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Program helps low-income women understand their chronic disease risk factors and make healthy lifestyle choices with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, medication adherence, and smoking cessation.
 
Low-income women 40-64 years old are eligible.
 
Uninsured or insured can be helped by the program.
 
For more information about WISEWOMAN, please call toll free 1-844-I-GOT-SCR (446-8727)
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McLaren: Redesigning the future of health care

In December of 2018, McLaren Health broke ground on a new, $450 million hospital at the corner of Forest and Collins roads, just off the Michigan State University Campus. The new health care campus is the largest investment McLaren Health Care has ever made.

The Michigan Osteopathic Association would like to congratulate McLaren and highlight the video of their President/CEO Phil Incarnati from the groundbreaking ceremonies.

McLaren Greater Lansing Breaks Ground On New Hospital


Pain Patients to Congress: CDC's Opioid Guideline Is Hurting Us
- Has stoked "climate of fear" leading to inadequate treatment of chronic pain

" Patients with chronic pain are suffering from ham-handed efforts to curb opioid overdoses, a series of witnesses told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee"

MEDPAGE TODAY published an article with a detailed look at how the opioid crisis has had adverse effects to treating patients with chronic pain.

Link:
MEDPAGE TODAY article
Spring Convention
12th annual Global Outreach Peru Program Looking for doctors

The MSUCOM's 12th annual Peru Global Outreach Program will be arriving in Lima on August 10th for a host of activities including traveling up the Amazon.

The program is looking for doctors who want to join in the this amazing experience. MSU will provide physicians, including residents, with health and liability insurance coverage during the Elective (August 10-24, 2019).

If you are interested, contact:
Gary L. Willyerd, DO, FACOEP, FAODME,
Associate Dean Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phone: 313.578.9600
E-mail: willyerd@msu.edu




Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
13th Annual Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Eagle Eye Banquet Center
15500 Chandler Rd., Bath Township, MI

The primary goals of the event are to promote continuous learning of evidence-based and cutting edge
interventions in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. This event is designed for health care professionals, students, and direct care staff. Survivors and family members may also be in attendance.

Link:

Direct Primary Care Quiz
Quiz: Is direct primary care right for you?

Many have called direct primary care the ideal practice model, but that doesn't mean it's the right fit for all physicians. Visit The DO for a quick quiz, and links to other resources on primary care.

Links:
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 Upcoming Events

A Day of Physician Wellness
The  Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association invites Michigan physicians to "A Day of Physician Wellness." Spend a day discovering how to develop healthy strategies to maximize physician wellness in your personal and professional lives.  
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00PM Registration begins at 8:30 AM with a breakfast.
Location: Walsh College, 3838 Livernois Road, Troy, MI

Tickets are $50 for OCOMA members, $50 for spouse or guest of OCOMA Member and $65 for OCOMA Non-Members, to register visit:  Physician Wellness Event Registration
To register, contact the OCOMA office at (517) 512-4307 or email: cearles@DOMOA.org
More information and agenda: OCOMOA Physician Wellness


120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention: May 16-19, 2019 | Southfield, MI
Location: Westin Southfield Detroit
Links:
www.domoa.org/spring2019

Spring Convention Agenda and events
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November 29, 2019, saw the passing of Henry Olen, DO
Click here for a local obituary 
 
November 1, 2018, saw the passing of Stephen Mihalich, DO
 
August 23, 2018, saw the passing of Spencer L. Ballard, DO
June 29, 2018 saw the passing of H. John Barkay, DO 
 
June 9, 2018 saw the passing of Richard W. Adams, DO
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Todd Ross
Manager of Communications
Michigan Osteopathic Association
517/827-0615
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