In response to rising RSV numbers, the WSMA recommends these preventive measures:
See the full statement here
An increasing number of our emails to members and clinicians in the area have been bouncing back! Please submit a good email to reach you at (personal or otherwise). Update your email HERE.
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We’re so glad to celebrate our board trustee and immediate past president!
YCMS kicked off celebrations of 120 years of advocating for physicians in Yakima County at our annual meeting! We heard from Dr. Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, President of WSMA, as he shared ways that WSMA is advocating for clinicians throughout the state. We celebrated Dr. Katina Rue’s time as Board President as her term ended and Dr. Anita Showalter became our acting president. Finally we honored several of our board members who have faithfully served through the years including Dr. Alan Greenwald, Dr. Kay Funk, and OMS4 Haley Heitzman!
Our year of celebration will continue with our next social event this Summer. Stay tuned!
Our immediate past president and the WSMA DEI committee co-chair, Dr. Katina Rue, recently discussed benefits that the WSMA’s Latinx Advisory council has to offer.
Read more here!
From Washington State Medical Association:
We’ve stood strong against the COVID-19 pandemic since its onset nearly two years ago, but we can’t run this marathon indefinitely. We are exhausted and our spirits are flagging as we continue to see preventable illness and death from this disease.
We’re dedicated to providing care to you—our patients—when and where you need it, but with a health system at or over capacity, that gets harder every day.
What does a crowded system mean to you? Imagine this: You have a suspicious lump in your breast, but you can’t get an appointment to be seen. Your child breaks her arm, but the local emergency room is too crowded to treat her. A friend needs a heart procedure, but their surgery is canceled because the hospital has no beds for post-op patients.
These aren’t imaginary scenarios—they are happening right now in Washington state. Real people are facing real delays in care due to Washington state’s overtaxed health system. But no matter, life still happens. Heart attacks, car accidents, and strokes still happen. Those traumas can’t wait for care.
While the capacity issues our hospitals and emergency departments are facing are not solely due to the COVID-19 virus, you can help. If you’re able and your health permits, get vaccinated against COVID-19. If you’re eligible for a booster, get it today. Encourage your family and friends to do the same. And until we get out of this pandemic, mask up.
By taking these steps, the greater our chances of keeping health care available to everyone.