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September 17, 2021

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'Made for Medicine' Initiative Begins this Fall

We're so excited to announce our newest physician-led initiative, Made for Medicine, a program designed to support local Black youth pursue a career in the medical field.


This is the brainchild of the amazing Dr. Laura Espy-Bell and is possible thanks to the Columbus Medical Association Foundation.


Click the button below to read more about this awesome program and be sure on social media to share to get the word out.

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As Hospitals Reach Capacity, Central Ohio Trauma System’s Ambulance Diversion Plan Activated More than Usual

In Central Ohio, when hospitals near capacity, they’re allowed to divert ambulances transporting patients with non-life-threatening issues to another facility. When three hospital Emergency Departments divert then the Emergency Patient Transport Plan (EPTP) is activated.


COTS is responsible for the coordination of the EPTP and facilitates the cooperation of the various emergency responders.


Read more about the EPTP by clicking the button below

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Physicians Urged to Join CMA Leaders in Asking Legislators to Block End Run on Vaccination Restrictions

This week members of the Ohio House of Representatives who support rolling back vaccination requirements for ALL vaccines announced a legislative effort to bypass the committee hearing process and force HB 248 to be brought to the floor of the House for consideration. 


This by-passing of a committee is called a discharge petition. The CMA is on record opposing HB 248 and this week Public Policy leaders, Drs. Falcone, Costa, and Cotton, sent a letter to Central Ohio House members asking them to not support the discharge request.


Time is short and CMA members are encouraged to communicate directly with these legislators about this bill as soon as possible.


Go to the "Who Represents Me" tab on this page to identify the legislator who represents you. 

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LAST CHANCE! RSVP Today! CMA PAC Fundraiser 2021

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Join us on Monday, September 20th at the home of Dr. Pat Ecklar, from 6 - 7:30 pm, for the Columbus Medical Association PAC Fundraiser!


The CMA PAC has only one fundraising event every year. Your contributions at this event are used to make donations to Central Ohio officeholders and candidates that local doctors decide are supportive of the work and perspectives of the CMA, COTS, and PCC.


Committee members invited Commissioner Kevin Boyce as a local leader to discuss the pandemic response, disaster/emergency planning, and local healthcare equity issues. Additionally, as a former State and City elected official, he will answer questions and discuss any items of interest to those attending.


Don't wait, RSVP today!

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Sign Up Today for the 12th Annual PCC 5K Run/Walk1

Join the Physicians CareConnection for the 12th Annual PCC 5K Run/Walk, on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, at The Ohio State University - RPAC.


Help PCC meet its goal of raising $10,000 by participating either as a live, virtual runner/walker, a donor, or a sponsor. Funds raised will help support PCC programs in coordinating quality healthcare and social service needs for vulnerable individuals experiencing access barriers in Central Ohio.

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