News and Announcements



2017 Spring Membership Meeting

Wellness
Physician Heal Thyself:
Combating Burnout and Enhancing Personal Wellness
 

When: Thursday, April 13th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: I-Hotel Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign


Share an evening with colleagues at our Spring Membership Meeting; enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine and learn about physician well-being, how to avoid burnout and how to find resources to promote your own wellness as a physician. The meeting will include Dr. Robert Cranston, Carle Foundation Hospital, presenting, "Coaching and Mentoring to Improve Your Serve;" Dr. Holly Rosencranz, UIUC College of Medicine, presenting, "Taking Care of Each Other; Lessons Learned from Residents about Wellness;" and Dr. Michelle Olson, Carle Foundation Hospital, presenting, "Physician Burnout: A Call to Action." We will also give away wellness door prizes! We are meeting in the Alma Mater Room. Please join us and invite a colleague to come as well for this important and informative meeting. Spouses welcome!
 
Please RSVP/register no later than Thursday,
April 6th by email to
 
Door prizes generously donated by  

   



March 30th is Doctor's Day!

Happy Doctor's Day!

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.



Carle Hospital Foundation Research and Poster Day

When: Thursday, April 6th, 12:00-5:30 p.m.
Where: The Forum/Pollard Auditorium


CCMS is sponsoring awards for this event by the Carle Foundation Hospital Graduate Medical Education Department featuring posters and oral presentations that showcase research and scholarly activity of residents, medical students, and nurses.

Schedule:

  • 12:00-1:00 Poster judging 4:30-5:00 Break/refreshments
  • 12:00-2:00 Poster viewing 5:00 Award presentations
  • 2:00 - 4:30 Oral vignette

For more information contact: or

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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Membership


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.

Calendar


Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • March 30: National Doctors’ Day
  • April 6: Carle Hospital Foundation Research and Poster Day, 12:30-5:30pm Carle Forum/Pollard Auditorium, Urbana
  • April 13: CCMS Spring Membership Meeting, 6:00-8:00pm, I-Hotel & Conference Center, Champaign
  • April 21-23: ISMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates, Oak Brook, IL
  • May 3: CCMS Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm, Business Technology Center, Champaign
  • June 24: ISMS Board of Trustees Meeting, Chicago

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
    Carle
    Colon & Rectal Surgery

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

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

  • A.L. Jones, MD, MS, Immediate Past President
    Independent
    Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Board Members
  • H. Reed Thompson, MD
  • Stuart C. King, MD
  • Prakash Thopiah, MD
  • Krishan Kataria, MD
  • Qasim Shakeel, MD
  • Nicole Howell, MD
  • Anantha Chentha, MD, Resident Co-Representative
  • Robin Fernandes, MD, Resident Co-Representative
  • Olivia Cangellaris, Medical Student Representative
ISMS House of Delegates Representatives
Delegates
  • 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
Email: