MCMS Letters to Elected Officials

  • MCMS partnered with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Arizona Medical Association, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders, and Arizona Public Health Association, to send this letter to Governor Ducey in December 2020, urging him to issue executive orders to temporarily pause the operation of certain types of businesses or further limit their operations, to temporarily limit gatherings, and to mandate statewide mask wearing.

  • MCMS President Lee Ann Kelley, MD, mailed this letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, urging greater action to mitigate the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • MCMS President Lee Ann Kelley, MD, mailed this letter to Governor Ducey in June of 2020, expressing our alarm at the rise in COVID-19 cases and need for greater public education and policies focused on disease mitigation.

  • MCMS President Lee Ann Kelley, MD, mailed this letter to Governor Ducey in March of 2020, to urge a shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Coronavirus Updates

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#VaxUpAZ - Get Vaccinated

All healthcare workers interested in being vaccinated can schedule an appointment. There is no separate prescreen form to fill out going forward. Click here to find available vaccination appointments.

Weekly Calls with County Health

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is holding weekly webinars on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. with healthcare providers to share information. Click here to register for the calls. Visit the county site to watch recordings of previous webinars. MCMS staff attend and take notes on the highlights. Click below for notes from recent webinars.

January 19 (notes)

January 5 (notes)

COVID-19 Fact Check

Developed by medical students, this fact check website is translated into multiple languages. Please share with your patients.


MCMS in the News

Lee Ann Kelley, MD, President of MCMS, has provided interviews for Fox 10 PhoenixKTAR News 92.3 FM, AZCentral, Cronkite News of ASU, and other media outlets.

Have you spoken with the media about COVID-19 or another topic? Please notify Edward Araujo, Communications Coordinator, to amplify the message.

Volunteer for Response

Register online with the Arizona Emergency System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (AZ-ESAR-VHP). Once registered, request membership into the COVID-19 Response. Another option is to submit your information to the Maricopa County Medical Society.


Personal Protective Equipment

Click here to purchase PPE from the ActionPPE nationwide network of medical societies and associations. Available items include disposable tri-fold masks, KN95 masks, face shields, disposable non-medical isolation gowns, and disposable gowns. ActionPPE will ship directly to you.

Closing a Practice

Some MCMS members need support with closing their practices. We understand the pandemic has led to massive patient cancellations, lack of elective procedures, and economic struggles for many private practices. MCMS does not offer legal advice. Below are some resources.

  • The Arizona Medical Board MD Center has advice for closing a practice.. 

  • Here is a guide from MICA Risk Resources focused on medical professional liability risk management and does not address the business, contractual, and labor and employment questions physician may have. Contact your lawyer to discuss.