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Monday Rx | November 19th, 2018 | Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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With Sincere Gratitude

On behalf of the entire LACMA organization, I wish all physicians, both members and nonmembers alike, a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this week.

As always, we are grateful for our members who are constantly working to improve healthcare in our local communities and thankful for all that you do on behalf of your patients.

Thank you for your continued membership and support.

Physician Wellness: Chief Medical Officer Kick-Off 

Almost two weeks ago LACMA hosted two days of unprecedented meetings with some of LA County’s top chief medical officers to discuss physician burnout.

After a productive meeting with Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Dean, USC Keck School of Medicine, and Dr. Kathleen Nelson, recently appointed Associate Dean for Leadership and Wellness at Keck, I was joined by Dustin Corcoran, CMA CEO, for a dinner with 11 chief medical officers and executives.

I would like to thank the following physicians for helping us lead the conversation around what is working and what is not in addressing physician wellness and how LACMA and CMA will play a major role in developing programs to help solve the burnout crisis.

(Pictured above from left to right, clockwise)
Dr. Donald Larsen, Providence Saint John’s
Dr. John Fisher, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Dustin Corcoran, CMA CEO
Dr. Alex Li, L.A. Care Health Plan
Mike Steenburgh, CMA
Dr. Philip Levin, UCLA
Dr. David Ulick, Huntington Hospital
Dr. Abtin (Abi) Foroohar, SCPMG
Yours truly, Gustavo Friederichsen
Dr. James Burke, Adventist Health, Glendale
Dr. John Jenrette, Cedar-Sinai
Dr. Alen Voskarian, Cedars-Sinai
Dr. Clement Yang, Cedars-Sinai
Dr. Karen Miotto, UCLA

We will continue conversations in the coming months and are excited to have leaders from our physician community come together to formulate answers to an issue affecting physicians of all specialties and practice settings.

If any member would like to learn more or participate in this conversation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Deadline Looming for Membership Renewals
Due by December 31st

Please also remember to renew your membership for 2019. It is critical to not only increase membership and grow our organization but also strengthen current engagement and participation. That can only happen with your continued membership.

LACMA’s Patient Care Foundation Annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards

Eleven days until the Los Angeles Healthcare Awards hosted by the Patient Care Foundation and much progress is being made with honorees, sponsors and event logistics. This year’s event will be on November 30th at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills and promises to be a memorable evening of celebration and inspiration!

If any member would like to attend or if our members would like to connect us with potential sponsors, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

You can click here to purchase tickets and learn more about this great event to benefit medical students from the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Kudos to Dr. Troy Elander, chair of the Patient Care Foundation and fellow board members Dr. Howard Krauss and Elizabeth Kurihara for their leadership.

Gustavo Friederichsen
Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles County Medical Association
“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

CME Programs


WHEN: March 21 to 23, 2019
WHERE: Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas
3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Click here for more information.

This two-and-a-half-day symposium has been designed by experts in the field of hematologic malignancies and affords the conference attendee specialized educational tracks for both physicians and nurses, providing an opportunity to learn about the most recent advances in the treatment of bone marrow transplant, multiple myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia.

For questions contact: cme@coh.org or 626-218-5622.

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