Monday, June 04, 2012

Making progress with Regional Chapter ASMBS ND, SD, WY, MT

Last week (the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend)  Dr Lloyd Stegemann of ASMBS and Joe Nadglowski, President of Obesity Action Coalition gave up time with their families to help Surgeons and Allied Health Practitioners from Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana start Chapters of ASMBS.

Colorado is populous enough to do its own Chapter, but the rest of us are coordinating to form a Dakota/Yellowstone Region chapter.  One surgeon drove through the early morning hours after being on call the night before - from South Dakota!  That is commitment, and I am very proud to be associated with such devoted caregivers.  More to come on this after our national meeting in a couple of weeks!

MOST IMPORTANTLY!!!  The influence we can all have together - our competition is not other towns, surgeons, or hospitals - it is limited access to care...

I am excited to help lots of people in our region join OAC, and to make a difference in the health of so many.  If we are able, we will partner with employers, insurers, hospitals, equipment makers, and legislators to eliminate the institutional bias that keeps people from evidence based care!

Please take some time to explore the links over on the right side of the Blog.  I am learning WordPress, and will be making this more dynamic, but the basics are not hard to find.

Thank you for caring, thank you MORE for signing up for OAC, and making your voice count!

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