|March 18, 2019
MMA Board of Directors Meets with US DHHS Region I Administrator John McGough
The MMA Board of Directors conducted its second regular business meeting of 2019 in the newly renovated large conference room in the Frank O. Stred Building in Manchester on Wednesday, March 13th. Most of MMA's officers and many board members had spent some time at the State House for Physicians' Day at the Legislature and/or at the Blaine House for a Tea with Governor Mills and Director of Opioid Response Gordon Smith.
MMA President Robert Schlager, M.D. welcomed Physicians' Day participants in remarks in the Hall of Flags and President-elect Amy Madden, M.D. and Board Chair Karen Saylor, M.D. joined a great crowd of physicians at the Blaine House Tea, all before the board meeting.
The priority topics on the board business agenda featured a visit with guest John McGough, the US DHHS Region I Administrator, who spoke about the priorities of US DHHS Secretary Alex Azar, including the opioid crisis and prescription drug prices. The other priority topics for the Board were amendments to the 2019 MMA operating budget and highlights of the current legislative session. Leadership reports covered the AMA's National Advocacy Conference, MMA's Physician Wellness Summit scheduled for April 10th, and updates on the MMA CEO search process and the Ad Hoc Committee on Physician-assisted Death.
Board members are enjoying the much improved atmosphere of the renovated conference room and remote participation has been greatly enhanced through the Zoom technology now available.
The MMA Board will hold its next regular business meeting on Wednesday, April 24th.< Previous Article | Next Article >
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