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2017 Spring Membership Meeting

Physician Heal Thyself:
Combating Burnout and Enhancing Personal Wellness
Dr. Robert Cranston of Carle Hospital discussing physician wellness at the CCMS Spring Membership Meeting.

CCMS members and guests at our 2017 Spring Membership program learned about avoiding physician burnout and finding resources that promote wellness as physicians. Dr. Robert Cranston, Carle Foundation Hospital, presented, "Coaching and Mentoring to Improve Your Serve" outlining Carle Hospital's program to help its "professionals flourish, improve retention, production, efficiency and joy at work" using personal coaching. Dr. Holly Rosencranz, UIUC College of Medicine, presented, "Taking Care of Each Other; Lessons Learned from Residents about Wellness," which demonstrated how developing a supportive community for residents is essential for their wellness and mental health. Clickable links to the slide decks of each speaker's presentation are included in the paragraph above.

Also at the meeting, Dr. William Youngerman and Dr. Ronald Deering were recognized with plaques for their long-term service on the CCMS Board of Directors.

Wellness door prizes donated by

Prizes were given away by drawing to cap an enjoyable and informative meeting.

Carle Hospital Foundation Research and Poster Day
Award winners of the Carle Research Day event held Thursday, April 6th at Carle Forum with CCMS Board Officer, Dr. Holly Rosencranz (center). Left to Right: Brianna Mantilla, Chelsea Wong, Dr. Rosencranz, Dr. Rabel Misbah, Carlos Dostal

CCMS sponsored cash awards for the Carle Foundation Hospital Foundation Research Day which featured posters and oral presentations that showcased the research and scholarly activities of residents, medical students and nurses. First place winners received $75 and second place winners received $50. Awards were presented to:

  • Ms. Chelsea Wong - First Place Oral Presentation
  • Dr. Raiya Sarwar - Second Place Oral Presentation
  • Mr. Carlos Dostal - First Place Poster Presentation
  • Dr. Rabel Misbah - Second Place Poster Presentation
  • Ms. Brianna Mantilla - Honorable Mention Poster Presentation

March 30th is Doctor's Day!

CCMS President, Dr. Michelle Olson, discussed Doctors' Day in an interview on WCIA Morning Show, March 30, 2017.

Champaign County Medical Society Members:

The Champaign County Medical Society wishes to thank you all for your contributions to our community.

While there are increasing pressures on us as physicians to perform, produce and remain adherent to policy and regulation, we have never forgotten why we do what we do. It helps to preserve and maintain us.

We'd like to thank you for the long hours and dedication to the care of others.

Your commitment is greatly appreciated.

2016 Year-In-Review

In 2016, under the leadership of CCMS President Dr. A.L. Jones, CCMS provided opportunities for learning, support and networking to its members. Including:

  • CCMS/Alliance Wine-Tasting hosted by Immediate Past President, Dr. Stuart King, and led by Dr. Abe Kocheril.
  • Update on Zika Virus” presented by Dr. Vidya Sundareshan, an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield at the Spring Membership Meeting.
  • "Medical Education Innovations in Champaign County: Progress and Opportunities for CCMS Physicians,” a panel discussion of involved experts from the UIUC Department of Engineering, Carle Physician Group and Champaign County at the Fall Membership Meeting.
  • Physician Champion Awards presented by CCMS President, Dr. A.L. Jones to:
    • Dr. Napoleon Knight of Carle Physician Group who received the Community Service Award
    • Dr. Abraham Kocheril of Presence Hospital who received the Innovation, Education and Research Award
    • Dr. Shamim Sadiq of Christie Clinic who received the Medical Outreach Award

Dr. Jones also presented the CCMS President’s Award to Jeannine Alameda and the Dr. Jay Alameda family.

  • Dr. A.L. Jones secured the opportunity to create, develop and activate a healthcare measures beta test initiative for CCMS through our National Quality Forum membership.
  • CCMS helped support the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM):
    • Co-sponsored the UICOM Research Day Symposium and presented the CCMS Community and Public Service Award as well as cash awards for Clinical Vignette winners.
    • CCMS Board Officers spoke at the UICOM White Coat Ceremony and assisted with coating students with coats provided by CCMS.
    • Provided snacks to Medical School students during finals week each semester.

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.


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Join the Champaign County Medical Society

Application for membership in CCMS is made through the Illinois State Medical Society.

Who We Are
The Champaign County Medical Society (CCMS) serves as a common vehicle representing physicians and through which local physicians work together for their own and the community’s good. CCMS is affiliated with the Illinois State Medical Society, the largest professional association representing physicians in Illinois and a trusted source of health policy leadership since 1840.
Membership Eligibility
The membership of Champaign County Medical Society is made up of practicing and retired physicians, medical residents and medical students who practice or reside in Champaign County. Physicians must hold an MD or DO degree and be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Physicians not in clinical practice, but who are employed in research, medical directorships or other positions which do not require a medical license in Illinois, as well as retired physicians with current or previous state license in good standing, are eligible for membership at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Application for membership in CCMS is made through the Illinois State Medical Society.
Benefits to Members

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.


Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • August 2: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 pm, Business Technology Center Champaign
  • August 11: UICOM White Coat Ceremony, 6:00 pm, Champaign Country Club Ballroom
  • August 17: CCMS Alliance Welcome Residents/Students, 6:00 pm, BMW Dealership, Savoy
  • September 6: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 pm, Business Technology Center Champaign
  • September 14: CCMS Fall Membership Meeting, 6:00-8:00 pm, I-Hotel & Conference Center, Champaign
  • October 4: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 pm, Business Technology Center, Champaign
  • October 28: ISMS Board of Trustees Meeting, Chicago
  • November 1: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 pm, Business Technology Center Champaign
  • December 1: CCMS Holiday Membership Meeting, TBA

About Champaign County Medical Society

Champaign County Medical Society is a not for profit organization designed and established to promote the health and general welfare of the citizens of Champaign County, Illinois; to protect the rights and interests of the medical profession; to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge as it pertains to all branches of the art and science of Medicine; to bring into one organization the physicians of Champaign County, and to cultivate a true fraternal spirit among them; to operate as a component Society of the Illinois State Medical Society.
2017 Officers
  • Michelle Olson, MD, MACM, President
    Colon & Rectal Surgery

  • Krishan Kataria, MD, MBA, President Elect
    Christie Clinic/Presence Hospital

  • Holly A. Rosencranz, MD, FACP, Secretary/Treasurer
    UIUC College of Medicine
    Director, Residency Program

  • A.L. Jones, MD, MS, Immediate Past President
    Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Board Members
  • H. Reed Thompson, MD
  • Stuart C. King, MD
  • Shamim Sadiq, MD
  • Prakash Thopiah, MD
  • Qasim Shakeel, MD
  • Abeer Arain, MD, Resident Representative
  • Olivia Cangellaris, Medical Student Representative
ISMS House of Delegates Representatives
  • H. Reed Thompson, MD
  • A.L. Jones, MD
  • Krishan Kataria, MD
Alternate Delegates
  • Holly Rosencranz, MD
  • Qasim Shakeel, MD
  • Michelle Olson, MD
District Seven Trustee
  • Charles Ellington, Jr., MD

Contact Us

CCMS welcomes your questions, comments, and suggestions for improving services to our members. We also serve as a resource for local health care information for people in Champaign County and are available to answer questions for the public.
We can be reached by phone or email. Please contact the office for meeting dates and times.
Send mail to: 701 Devonshire Drive, Suite C-5, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-359-9195