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Physicians, residents, and medical. students are invited to the

CCMS 2022 Fall Membership Meeting

  • Thursday, September 8, 6:00pm
  • I Hotel & Conference Center - Alma Mater Room
  • 1900 South First Street, Champaign

IN PERSON ATTENDEES Please Click Here to Register 


Registration Required by Wednesday, August 31st

Fall Meeting Program to Include:

  • Dean Mark S. Cohen, keynote speaker, will share his vision for the future and growth of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
  • Celebrate the community service work of Dr. Ashok Jagasia and Dr. Nestor Ramirez as they are presented the 2022 Physician Champion Awards.
  • Bid farewell to Executive Director, Vada Repta.
  • CCMS/ISMS Updates

Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres Included

Registration Reguired by Wednesday, August 31st

Virtual attendance will be available through Zoom. Register to attend virtually by emailing After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you later decide to attend in person, please re-register at the above link.

*Note: CCMS will follow any COVID-19 safety protocols in effect at the time of the meeting.  If health circumstances warrant, the meeting may be moved to a virtual-only meeting and members will be notified in advance of any change.

2023 Physician Champion Award

Physician Champion Award

The Champaign County Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones and Dr. Holly Rosencranz as the 2023 Physician Champion Award recipients.

Lynn Hassan Jones MD

Dr. Hassan Jones is a radiologist that goes above and beyond to ensure that the care she provides is of the highest quality. Her professional integrity and dedication to excellence are evident in her interactions with patients and volunteers, and her tireless pursuit of knowledge.  She serves as a member on the board of directors for the Avicenna Community Health Center. Dr. Jones's dedication, commitment, and selfless contributions have played an invaluable role in advancing the mission of Avicenna to provide essential preventive and curative healthcare services to the uninsured and underinsured patients.  Her influence has led to a training platform for the next-generation healthcare workforce, including physician-innovators from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and undergraduate students from the Grainger College of Engineering, the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Applied Health Sciences, and Nutrition.

Dr. Jones's contributions as a board member are truly commendable. Her insightful perspectives and marketing strategy leveraging the Gies College of Business students have been instrumental in shaping Avicenna's strategies and initiatives. Her deep understanding of healthcare, combined with her genuine empathy, has led to decisions that have positively impacted the organization's growth and ability to serve the community effectively.

Her role as spouse to the Chancellor of UIUC has made an impact locally and internationally.  Her character has had the ability to engage and inspire others through leadership, service and advocacy to promote community health and physician engagement.  

Holly Rosencranz, MD, MS, FACP

Dr. Holly Rosencranz is a physician of Internal Medicine dedicated to educating medical students, residents and physicians.  She has actively served in the undergraduate mentorship program with the College of Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  She is passionate about environmental change and it’s impact on health.  She has directed a two week elective course on Climate Change, Planetary Health, and Sustainability, both locally and internationally. 

Dr. Rosencranz is a champion of medical advocacy through her long standing involvement in organized medicine at county, state and national medical societies.  She has served in leadership positions and committees and has successfully submitted resolutions in environmental education and medical policy.  She implemented a campaign, “Prescription for Parks and Museums” advocating for individuals to seek refuge in community to combat loneliness during the pandemic.  She leads with compassion and is a strong influence in the local community through volunteerism with involvement in the Champaign County Climate Coalition (C4), the Illinois Clinicians for Climate Action and the Champaign County Master Gardeners. 

As an educator, physician and advocate for 30 years she has led a meaningful and impactful legacy in Champaign County and beyond.

The award was presented at the CCMS Fall Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 7th, 2023  at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. 

The Physician Champion Award was created to recognize physicians who have not only demonstrated a lifetime of physician service to patients in our area, but also have consistently gone the extra mile to use their personal time, enthusiasm, expertise, and energy in volunteer outreach through organizations or other volunteer activities in the community, state, or nation. This award was specifically created to coincide with our CCMS Fall Membership Meeting traditionally held near the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism tragedy that brought out the largest outpouring of professional and volunteer physician support our country has ever experienced.

A Prescription for Parks

Nature Poster

Find Rx Signs at Zahnd & King Park- CCMS project interns collaborated with the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts to create an interpretive sign describing the health benefits of being outdoors in nature.

2022 Fall Membership Meeting

Autumn Leagues

Save The Date!

  • Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 pm
  • I-Hotel & Conference Center, Alma Mater Room
  • 1900 South First Street, Champaign

Mark your calendar! Watch for meeting details and registration information coming this summer!

CCMS 2023 Year-in-Review

Read our CCMS 2023 Year-in-Review under the leadership of Champaign County Medical Society President Dr. A.L. Jones and the Board of Directors, CCMS were able to lead innovation in healthcare and continue to  provide a supportive network for our county physicians, residents and medical students.


The CCMS Newsletter is the official member publication of the Champaign County Medical Society and is published quarterly. Material contained in the CCMS Newsletter is copyrighted. For permission to reprint, contact the CCMS office.

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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. Out-of-county physicians who are in the same ISMS District but whose county does not have a medical society may be considered for membership. 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. The Board of Directors has approved a new county membership category, the Associate Member. Associate Members are physicians who have completed a medical degree and residency but who have not yet been licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Associate members are non-voting members.

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.

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 support the Carle Illinois College of Medicine through event sponsorship.

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. 

2024 Calendar

  • February 7: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting 6-7pm
  • March 6: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting 6-7pm
  • April 4: CCMS Spring Membership Meeting 6 - 8pm at I-Hotel
  • April 5: Health Innovation Research Day- ALL Day at I- Hotel
  • April 6-7:  ISMS Annual Meeting
  • May 1 : CCMS Board of Directors Meeting 6-7pm 
  • June 5: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting 6-7pm 
  • June 8-12:  AMA Annual Meeting


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.

2024 Officers

  • H. Reed Thompson, MD, President , Independent
    General Surgery, Family Medicine
  • A.L. Jones, MD, MS, Past President
     Independent, Occupational & Environmental Medicine
  • Lynn Dale,MD, Treasurer/Secretary, Diagnostic Radiology

Board Members

  • Nestor Ramirez, MD
  • Japhia Ramkumar, MD
  • Holly Rosencranz, MD, FACP
  • Shamin Sadiq, MD
  • Bara Saadah, MD, Resident Representative
  • Jose Beltran, Student Representative
  • Jona Kerluku, Student Representative

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: 1717 W. Kirby Avenue, #240, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (217) 359-9195