In 2016, under the leadership of CCMS President Dr. A.L. Jones, CCMS provided opportunities for learning, support and networking to its members. Including:
Dr. Jones also presented the CCMS President’s Award to Jeannine Alameda and the Dr. Jay Alameda family.
CCMS sponsored resolutions at the ISMS House of Delegates in April which were accepted and will inform future legislation affecting patient care. CCMS members also serve on various ISMS Councils and Committees.
CCMS members and their families capped off the year with the annual Holiday Membership Meeting at Jupiter’s at the Crossing.
It was a productive year of support for our members and CCMS looks forward to continuing in 2017 as the region’s premier physician membership group acting as the common vehicle representing our physicians in Champaign.
CCMS performs a wide variety of services which often go unnoticed by its physician members. These range from making numerous referrals, responding to inquiries, mediating complaints and serving as a local resource for people interested in finding information about health care.
We support our members by providing meetings that cover important topics of interest to practicing physicians as well as to residents, students and retirees; we sponsor activities that provide an opportunity for colleagues to socialize and network; and we help support activities of the UIUC College of Medicine, such as sponsoring awards at its annual Research Symposium.
CCMS is active politically in concert with the Illinois State Medical Society regarding legislation that may affect our patients and practices and we provide opportunities to discuss issues with representatives from both sides of the aisle. CCMS is also a member of the National Quality Forum, allowing us to give a clinician's viewpoint for quality measures being developed that will affect all practicing physicians.