January 2019 Newsletter
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Calendar of Events

Physician Wellness Events

Physician Peer Group - Newcastle
January 13, 2018 or 2nd Wednesday of each month
Please contact Mei Lin Jackson
at mjackson@ssvms.org to RSVP


  Sierra Community Medical Foundation and
Rx Drug Safety Coalition Press Conference
January 14, 2019 at 10:00am
Roseville Police Department -
Mark White Community Room

Legislative Advocacy Day
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 10am-2pm

2019 PNCMS Leadership
“Thank you Glenn for your leadership as President. I will be glad to have your guidance going forward. I am looking forward to another great year of growth and community.”
-Daniel MaKieve, MD

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue as PNCMS Treasurer, and look forward to working with my colleagues on the PNCMS Board and in the California Medical Association to better serve our patients and our profession.” 

-Michael Luszczak, DO 
“At PNCMS our goal is to bring physicians in our counties closer together. Collegiality and collaboration helps to improve physician wellness and prevent physician burnout “
-Irina Korman, MD

“Over the last few years, coordinating with CMA, PNCMS has made significant improvements in the range and scope of services provided to health care professionals and the public in the communities we serve. We are very fortunate to have an outstanding executive director, Quinn Gregory, and an excellent Physician Relations Manager, Tina Morteboy, and with the benefit of their expertise, we will continue on this path of progress.”
-Glenn Hofer, MD
Immediate Past President
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New Laws for 2019 - What you Need to Know
The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. In particular, there was a strong focus on health care coverage, drug prescribing, public health and mental health issues.
To help physicians understand the most significant new health laws, the California Medical Association has published its annual new laws round up, “ Significant New California Laws of Interest to Physicians or 2019 .” This document is free to all interested parties.

Sierra Community Medical Foundation &
Rx Drug Safety Update

January 14, 2019 at 10:00am
Roseville Police Department -
Mark White Community Room

The purpose of the press conference is to highlight the Rx Drug Safety Coalition's successes and to celebrate the first responders and their effectiveness in the community.
We will also outline what the coalition hopes to accomplish in 2019.
Can Curatives Kill? Reducing the Risk of Medication Error
By Lisa Buscho, RN BSN/NORCAL Group

Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors

An adverse drug event (ADE) is defined as “harm experienced by a patient by exposure to a medication.” 1 The Institute of Medicine says an ADE is “an injury resulting from drug‐related medical interventions.” 2 Like any adverse event, occurrence of an ADE does not necessarily indicate an error or poor quality care. However, adverse drug events account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations annually. 1

Joy of Medicine Physician Peer Groups
If you are interested in joining Dr. Korman's Newcastle Peer Group, please contact Mei Lin at mjackson@ssvms.org .

If you are interested in hosting a Physician Peer Group in your area, please contact Tina at tina@pncms.org

for more information click here

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