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WCMS Physician Dream Team Goes to Raleigh for White Coat Wednesday

March 24, 2017

On March 22nd, CEO Miriam Schwarz and five politically fired-up WCMS physicians (L-R in picture: Drs. Samantha Read-Smith and Mark McNeill, Sen. Chuck Edwards, CEO Miriam Schwarz, Drs. Scott Langford, MaryShell Zaffino, and Mike Parmer,) traveled to Raleigh to meet with WNC legislators.

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A Message of Support to Interpreters from WCMS Board Presidents

March 24, 2017

Dear Interpreters,

Recently some of you reported to WIN that you and the patients you interpret for have been experiencing harassment and bullying in our waiting rooms. These incidents have been reported to the CEO, Miriam Schwarz, who in turn shared the information with her WCMS Boards.

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WCMS supports the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP)Act, with important modifications

March 23, 2017

WCMS supports the  Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act, with important modifications, such as (but not limited to):

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Diversity Flyer

March 23, 2017

In light of recent events of discrimination towards staff and other patients at various practices, (see the Citizen Times article on the topic) WCMS created a multilingual flyer for practices to print and display as needed. This message is in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Moldavian.

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Regional Physician Meeting Held to Address Opioid Abuse Crisis

March 1, 2017

On February 28th,  physicians representing 11 different health care systems, hospitals, and FQHCs met to discuss what physicians are doing across WNC to address the opioid crisis.

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Message from the Foundation Board Chair

February 21, 2017

"As I begin my Chairmanship of the WCMS Foundation at the same time that our country struggles with the creation of  a “post-affordable care act,” it is my goal that our Foundation not just adapt but adapt well in this sea of change."

C. Britt Peterson
2017 WCMS Foundation Chair

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Lessons of the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

January 18, 2017

"But after prescribing opioids to millions of patients for noncancer pain, we have learned the following: These medications ARE addictive. One third of patients prescribed opioids for 2 months or more — just 2 months — become addicted or dependent on the medications."

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La red de intérpretes de WCMS le asegura que su derecho a un intérprete médico permanece garantizado

December 7, 2016

Desde la elección, varias personas han hecho preguntas relativas a la interpretación médica  y la Red de Intérpretes de WCMS (también conocida como WIN), tendrá relevancia en los próximos años. WIN y los intérpretes del área médica están comprometidos  a ser una parte vital del equipo de cuidados de salud y a ayudar a los proveedores  de los mismos, a dar a sus pacientes los mejores cuidados posibles en cualquier idioma.

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WCMS Foundation Endowment Fund Provides Support for Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County

November 28, 2016

The Good Samaritan Clinic in Jackson County received $8,640 from WCMS Foundation's Endowment Fund (as part of a $20,000 Community Foundation of WNC People in Need Grant) for an 8-month initiative to transition from a paper medical record system to an electronic health record system.

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WCMS INTERPRETER NETWORK REASSURES THAT YOUR RIGHT TO A MEDICAL INTERPRETER REMAINS GUARANTEED

November 21, 2016

Since the election, various people have raised questions regarding whether medical interpreting and the WCMS Interpreter Network, otherwise known as WIN, will be relevant in the coming years. WIN and the medical interpreting field are committed to being a vital part of the care team and helping providers give patients the best care possible, in any language.

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The Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP)

November 8, 2016

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Message from the WCMS Foundation Board Chair

October 26, 2016

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"Get Home Early" Presentation with Dr. Mark McNeill

October 5, 2016

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Message from the President - Get Out the Vote

September 13, 2016

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Innovations in Rural Medicine: Endoscopic Services at Cherokee Indian Hospital

August 9, 2016

This article is based on in-person interviews with Drs. Elizabeth Saladin and Executive Clinical Director Richard Bunio at CIH on July 13, 2016

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