unwanted medicines safely.
information or to download a poster for your office,
Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse
Prevent Child Abuse Texas
Advisory Commission meets to plan review schedule for 2014-15
to Dawn Buckingham, MD, Austin ophthalmologist, on selection as a
public member of the commission
Mary E. Nava, MBA
Governmental and Community Relations Officer
On Feb. 19, the Sunset Advisory
Commission, chaired by Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) met at the
Capitol to begin plans for setting a review schedule of a number of
state agencies currently under Sunset review.
The Texas Legislature created the
12-member commission in 1977. Its role is to review the
policies and programs of government agencies every 12 years.
Among the agencies currently under review are: HHSC, Workforce
Commission, Facilities Commission, SOAH and UIL
Dawn Buckingham, MD, was selected
by the Lt. Governor as a public member of the Senate group. Dr.
Buckingham is from Austin and currently represents the Travis CMS as
chair of the TMA Council on Legislation.
Stay tuned to this column for updates
on public hearings and commission reports as information becomes
available. To learn more about the Sunset Advisory Commission and to
see a list of the Commission members, click here and here.
local discussion on this and other legislative advocacy topics,
consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Unsung Hero honored
Michelle Walsh from Schaner
Plastic Surgery was named the BCMS Unsung Hero for January.
The Unsung Hero program
allows BCMS members to recognize their office
managers/administrators for their dedication and hard work in
assisting physicians in delivering the best attention and care to
Walsh was nominated by Dr. Patrick Schaner, who
stated, "Michelle is a dedicated individual who is constantly
looking for opportunities to grow our practice. Her attention to
detail has allowed the rest of the staff to focus on the attention
to our patients. We are very lucky to have a passionate member
whose main focus is the delivery of quality care and patient
"Aside from being a hard
worker for our practice, Michelle has worked closely in our commun
ity to assist local battered
women. Her volunteer work has allowed these women to focus on
building their lives back and build a brighter future for them and
their children," he said.
members: Please remember to recognize your "Unsung Hero."
Monthly deadlines and additional information are at www.bcms.org.
FROM LEFT: Dee, Dr. Patrick Schaner, Michele Walsh (seated),
Jacque and Jessica
Coahuila mayor requests donations of retired
ambulances, mammogram equipment
The newly elected Mayor of
Muzquiz, Coahuila, Luis Santos, recently visited the city of San
Antonio to request a donation of retired ambulances as well as
X-ray equipment for mammograms.
The Muzquiz Municipal District
does not have any special medical equipment necessary for
early detection of breast cancer, thus necessitating women to
travel distances of up to three hours to get a mammogram. For a
population base of more than 68,000 people, there is only one
ambulance, which is managed by their Red Cross and was donated in
the past through the Rotary Club network.
Medical Society members are invited to come forward if they are
able to help with this request. All questions can be directed
to the International Relations Office of the City of San Antonio by
email or by
March issue of San Antonio Medicine
Palmaz Award nominations sought
Nominations are being sought for an
innovator who has made significant contributions to healthcare and the
biosciences for this year's ninth annual Julio Palmaz Award for
Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences.
For purposes of the award,
"innovation" is broadly defined to include advances in
patient care, public policy, leadership, education, technology and
other arenas within healthcare and the biosciences. The award
recognizes novel ideas that have been put into action with tangible, transformational
While nominees for the award may come
from anywhere, an effort is made over time to balance the selection of
local candidates with national or international nominees. This
year's process will focus on local candidates. A list of previous recipients
is available here.
The recipient will be selected by
BioMed SA's Palmaz Award Committee and will be invited to speak at an
awards dinner later this year.
To nominate an individual, please
complete and return the Nominations Form. Click here
to download the nomination form. Feel free to share this information
with your colleagues.
Nominations are due by March 10 and should be addressed by
mail or email to: Donna Miller, BioMed SA, 602 E. Commerce St., San
Antonio, TX 78205, email@example.com (phone: 229-2118).
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