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From the President
Dr. Christal Greene
 December 2022

Greetings fellow MOCMS members!

As 2022 comes to a close, I hope you and your families are staying well as we navigate our entry into winter. To reference a cute, southern meme - “Wash your hands and say your prayers because germs and Jesus are everywhere!”  In addition to our viral visitors, these short days can take a toll. I shamelessly admit to a countdown to Winter Solstice each year! Almost there - Thursday, December 22 will have more daylight than December 21!

I’d like to provide a brief summary and preview on our happenings.

MOCMS had the Fall General Meeting in September at Oliver Winery. This was the first event in
three years that allowed us to gather and socialize with other physicians and guests. 

Also, at this month's board of director's meeting 32 new MOCMS members were approved! We believe this to be a new record; welcome to all the new MOCMS members!

We would like to thank all that responded to the email about approving, or not approving, the
three incoming physicians to the MOCMS Board of Directors. We are happy to add Drs. Kimberly
Benham, Lawrence McBride and Jackie Trueblood, and look forward to working with them. We
have included the slate of 2023 MOCMS Officers and Board of Directors on the website. Thank
you to all of the physicians that are retiring from the BOD, we appreciate your time and talents to
the medical society.

I would to mention an upcoming ISMA Women in Medicine event, the first one in about three years. In the past, this event has been at West Baden, this year it will be at the Bottleworks Hotel in downtown Indy. It should be a great event!

There is going to be a transition in MOCMS Executive Directors. Susan and Kim will be leaving
at the end of the month. Their commitment, consistency, and commitment to our organization
just melts my heart. As a new leader in our community, I felt so well supported along the way!
The new Executive Director is not a new face to the medical community; Dave Burnworth will be
taking over on January 1, 2023. As we say goodbye to Susan and Kim, we welcome Dave with
open arms!

Have a wonderful holiday season and stay well! If there is anything you would like to see
happening at MOCMS, please let us know.

Take care and stay in touch!

Christal L. Greene, MD
President
Monroe Owen County Medical Society

MOCMS MISSION STATEMENT
The Monroe Owen County Medical Society is dedicated to the provision of quality health care in our community.

OUR PURPOSE
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. 

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