June 11, 2020 • Published by the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati
Thanks to our physician members and all health care professionals who are working tirelessly and selflessly to protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News for Academy Members and the Cincinnati Medical Community
Academy offers support to governor and health director
The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Council has sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine and Director of Health Amy Acton, MD, supporting their efforts during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The letter expressed the local medical community’s backing of attempts to keep Ohioans healthy and offered the Academy’s assistance in continuing these endeavors. It also acknowledged the professional and personal stress that resulted from these efforts.
Renew for 2020 … the Academy needs members like you to remain strong, effective, and influential

Because of COVID-19 and the issues surrounding it, the Academy chose to suspend its dues collection follow-up efforts, normally done during the first half of the year, to focus on matters related to the pandemic. Therefore, many of you that are accustomed to receiving a reminder regarding dues payment did not receive one.

Those notices have been sent. Please note … it's not too late to pay your 2020 dues and remain a current Academy member.

Thanks to all those members who have already paid their 2020 dues, which allowed the Academy to continue its endeavors on behalf of local physicians during this difficult time.

If you have any questions regarding your dues, email Natalie Peterson or call 513-484-0156.
Academy updating member database

The Academy is currently updating the member information in its database, and we need your help to make sure your data is up-to-date.

Please complete this form and return it to the Academy as soon as possible. Thanks to all those members who have already shared their information.

We want to make sure that you receive all the membership benefits you deserve.

If you have any questions, please contact the Academy's Membership Coordinator.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States
Dr. Mandell-Brown to lead the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Congratulations to Academy member and local plastic surgeon, Mark Mandell-Brown, MD, who was recently elected President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the world’s largest organization of cosmetic surgeons. He was installed during the AACS’s 35th Annual Meting held in Las Vegas in February.

Dedicated to patient safety, the AACS provides education, professional development and advocacy to advance the multi-specialty discipline of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine. Additionally in 2017, Dr. Mandell-Brown received the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s Webster Award for outstanding contributions to cosmetic surgery.
Stress & burnout are serious issues 

With the added pressures of COVID-19, physician well-being is more important than ever.

Plan to join the Ohio State Medical Association this summer for its Physician Well-Being Summer Series, featuring free virtual gatherings for all Ohio physicians on a variety of topics important to professional and personal health.

The first session, “Uncertainty & Compassion in Medicine: Mindful Practice within the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” is June 17 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Presenter is Michael Krasner, MD, FACP, Professor of Clinical Medicine; Co-Director, Mindful Practice Programs; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Items of Interest to Physicians
UC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 
Webinar Session (Due to COVID-19, offered via WebEx Only)

June 17, 2020 – Benjamin Kinnear, MD
Topic: People Are Not Bread

June 24, 2020 – David Harris MD
Topic: Educators in Academia

Sessions are held noon to 1:00 p.m. on most Wednesdays (available remotely to all Academy members at no charge.)

HHS announces relief fund payments for safety net hospitals and Medicaid & CHIP providers

On June 9, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs. HHS expects to distribute approximately $15 billion to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation. HHS is also announcing the distribution of $10 billion in Provider Relief Funds to safety net hospitals that serve our most vulnerable citizens. The safety net distribution will occur this week.
Sponsored content
Patient education information – cardiovascular conditions CAD and PAD

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has developed several education programs for patients with cardiovascular conditions.

As a service to members, the Academy is providing links to the information. Should you find that the material could be useful in your practice, please feel free to share with your patients.

The Clot Wise™ Education Program teaches patients about the progressive nature of their chronic CAD/PAD and their underlying risk for life-threatening blood clot related events.

Disclaimer: References are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of the resources by the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical problem, consult your own physician. The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions, or claims for damages, including exemplary damages, arising out of use, inability to use, or with regard to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information contained in resources.
The Academy office is closed temporarily, however staff members are working remotely and can be reached via email or voice mail.
The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, founded in 1857, is the not-for-profit, county medical society for physicians in Hamilton County, Ohio.

As a professional association, the Academy of Medicine exists to organize, represent, advocate for, and serve all Greater Cincinnati physicians in all specialties and all practice settings.