The Kansas City Medical Society Will Host the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H at its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

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The theme of this annual meeting is Inspiring Health Together. Members and friends will hear uplifting stories from local heroes Jenna Bell and Wesley Hamilton - and a national health update and reflection on the Kansas City Medical Society and its impact on the health of our community from the U.S. Surgeon General.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On November 28, 2018, The Kansas

City Medical Society will hold its annual meeting at the Overland Park Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210. The event will start with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the awards presentation shortly after. Event information, tickets and sponsorship information can be found on the Kansas City Medical Society website.

The theme for this year's meeting is Inspiring Health Together. This will be the first meeting of the joint Kansas City Medical Society and Kansas City Medical Foundation. This meeting will celebrate partnerships from the nonprofit community, local health advocates and doctors that volunteer time, talent and treasure to support the uninsured in the local community.

Angela Bedell, Executive Director of the Kansas City Medical Society states, "Last year two 130-year-old organizations merged to form one of the country's most prominent medical societies. The Kansas City Medical Society is thriving and fulfilling the mission of patient-centered health. This meeting will celebrate our success and showcase national and local voices dedicated to medicine."

The Kansas City Medical Society presents awards for leadership, lifelong commitment to health and dedication to the health of the greater Kansas City community. This year the award recipients are:

  • Randall B. Hudson, M.D., Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an anesthesiologist with Saint Luke's Physician Specialists and adjunct clinical professor of anesthesiology at the UMKC School of Medicine.
  • George E. Stamos, M.D., Lifetime Achievement Award. He is one of the founders of Quivira Internal Medicine at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
  • Daniel S. Durrie, M.D., Innovation Award. He founded Durrie Vision and is a pioneer in refractive surgery technology and procedures.
  • Christine Parker White, M.D., Rising Star Award. A pediatrician with Johnson County Pediatrics, she serves as treasurer of the Kansas City Medical Society board of directors.
  • Nicholas Comninellis, M.D., M.P.H., D.I.M.P.H., Community & Patient Advocate Award. He is the founder and CEO of the Institute for International Medicine which trains health care professionals to serve in underdeveloped countries.
  • North Kansas City Hospital, Community Service Award, for donating services to more than 1500 MetroCare patients over the past 10 years.
  • Richard B. Warner, M.D., psychiatrist in Overland Park, and
  • Arthur D. Snow, Jr., M.D., family medicine doctor in Shawnee Mission, Exemplary Leadership Award, for over 20 years of service as delegates to the Kansas Medical Society and American Medical Association.

In addition to our annual award winners the U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., will give us a national perspective of his theme, "better health through better partnerships," and we will hear moving personal stories from Jenna Bell and Wesley Hamilton, both giving give testimony to their experiences with the Kansas City Medical Community.

The event information can be found on the Kansas City Medical Society's event page (LINK HERE) The Kansas City Medical Society:

  • Advocates for physicians with legislators and insurance companies
  • Provides educational programs on issues and trends in medicine
  • Informs physicians through Kansas City Medicine – The Journal of the Kansas City Medical Society
  • Coordinates via the Kansas City Medical Foundation over $12 million of volunteer health care for the uninsured and underinsured
  • Promotes public health initiatives for the region
  • Offers venues for networking (and silo breaking) among physicians

About the Kansas City Medical Society

The Kansas City Medical Society has a rich 132-year history of preserving professionalism and integrity in medicine. Founded in the late 1800's, the organization brought clean water to Kansas City, founded the Community Blood Bank and Blue Cross. The Kansas City Medical Society's heritage demonstrates the organization's longstanding commitment to a patient-focused mission. The Kansas City Medical Society is advancing the practice of medicine to improve the health of all in Greater Kansas City through leadership, advocacy and innovation. We are transforming health with patient-centered physician leadership, patient-centered advocacy and innovation.


SOURCE Kansas City Medical Society

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