October 16, 2020
Columbus Business First: Here's how much hospitals, county spent to build the convention center field hospital
"Built in just nine days and never used, the field hospital in the Greater Columbus Convention Center was a bargain compared to other emergency Covid-19 sites around the country."

The Central Ohio Trauma System, CMA's affiliate organization, coordinating pandemic emergency response across 36 counties, led planning."

Virtual Culinary Medicine Event - Harvest in the Fall - Tuesday October 27
Join us for another fun and informative Evening of Culinary Medicine on Tuesday October 27 at 7 pm.

This interactive zoom event will be led by Dr. Rosemary Riley, she will be making a Vegan Tomato Bisque and a Tomato Bisque with Cream option along with a vegan Stovetop Ratatouille. 
RSVP today!
Voting Information for 2020 Election
Absentee Voting
  • Requests for absentee ballot must be sent to the Franklin County Board of Elections. For the absentee request form.
  • Absentee ballots requests that have been received by the Board of Elections will begin to be mailed out on October 6
  • Track the status of your absentee ballot at franklincountyvotes.com
  • Completed ballots can be mailed back to or dropped off at the Franklin County Board of Elections, including a 24/7 locked drop box. For more information.

Early In-Person at the Board of Elections (1700 Morse Road)
  • In-person voting can be done at the Board of Elections during selected days and hours, beginning on October 6. For dates and time.

Election Day at Local Precinct
Because of the complications related to COVID-19, it is more challenging than ever for the Board of Elections to recruit the needed workers to staff local voting locations. Franklin County needs 5,500 people to work on Election Day. For more information:  

If you know anyone who is interested learn more about this civic opportunity, go to workelectionday.com
Dr. Daniel Straka
  1. Where you were born and/raised? I was born and raised in Columbus, OH
  2. What was your first job? My first real job was working in a shipping department of a...
  3. What made you become a physician? When I would follow my dad around at his office and...
  4. What hobbies do you participate in your free time? Current hobbies include running after my three young children (7, 4, 2) and...
  5. What would you like your fellow CMA physicians to know about you? It's very simple. I sincerely love what I do and feel so...
  6. In your opinion, which animal is the best (and why)? Dogs, of course, because they are so versatile. They can lead the blind, comfort the...
  7. What was the first concert you attended? I saw Tom Petty at the Polaris amphitheater back in...
  8. When you’re able to travel freely again, where is the first place you’d like to go? Greece. I had a trip planned with my wife and 4 other...
From our Sponsors: Do you provide services to individuals with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)?
If so, these patients will benefit from a significant change to Medicare coverage options next year. In 2021, ESRD beneficiaries can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, with an annual out-of-pocket limit and additional benefits such as routine dental, vision, hearing, OTC allowances and transportation.

For more information, please read the linked flyer or call Kay Walters, RetireMEDiQ, at 513-469-5013 to learn how we can be a resource for Medicare Advantage plan research, selection, enrollment, claims and billing issues. The important deadline for plan selection is October 15-December 7 so that the new coverage begins January 1, 2021. Call today!
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