From the President
Dr. Laura Knudson
Dear MOCMS members,
During this unprecedented time, the Monroe Owen County Medical Society is reaching out across our community to offer support and assistance. We commit ourselves to connecting physicians to the most up-to-date and relevant information available on Coronavirus. We are coordinating with the healthcare systems in the community, including the Bloomington Health Foundation, IU Health, HealthNet, Indiana University Health Center, and Monroe Hospital. We will continue to support our physician members with opportunities for socializing and networking during this stressful time, when you just may need to talk to another physician who understands.
Please see our links to the ISMA and Indiana Department of Health coronavirus webpages for updated guidance on testing, legal and policy issues and supporting a practice during the pandemic.
IN Department of Health: https://coronavirus.in.gov/
Please see the links below to offer your services as a medical volunteer:
1) Indiana Department of Health Survey for Healthcare Reserves-- an attempt by the IN DHS to ascertain the depth of healthcare reserves available.
The IN DHS plans on releasing a Registration Link soon to formally register volunteers and check licensure.
2) Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps: this will be for assisting later in the pandemic in the event of a vaccine clinic or further testing clinics. Visit www.monroemrc.com to begin the process.
3) IU Health-- Web-based deployment survey. It's not clear to me if IU Health will be hiring non-IU Health employees who complete this survey, or if the service will be on a voluntary basis. https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2tPPuRhxwkHH5qJ.
We know that medicine is a calling and a service. During historic times like this, each of us is doing our best to fulfill that calling and to serve our patients, our families and selves, and our community. Please know that MOCMS is here to support you.
Let's be in touch.
Laura B. Knudson, MD
MOCMS MISSION STATEMENT
The Monroe Owen County Medical Society is dedicated to the provision of quality health care in our community.
The efforts of the society shall be directed toward: general supervision of the affairs of the medical profession of the county; improvement in the scientific and professional ability of each physician within its jurisdiction; dissemination of the attitudes and recommendations of the society on technical matters pertaining to the medical aspects of community life; improvement in the general esteem and prestige which the medical profession possesses in the community; and the inclusion within the membership of the society of all physicians living in the county who are eligible for membership.