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