The annual MAA Dinner is here June 25th at Capital City Club. In addition to the new officers assuming their new roles, Dr. Boyd will be giving a lecture on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
About the Lecture
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln changed the course of American history. Every school child knows that President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, at Ford's Theater. But it seems no one is taught that this assassination was a true conspiracy. The initial plan of Booth and his co-conspirators was to kidnap Lincoln, but the plan was then changed to the simultaneous murder of the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. Few people know that four people were tried by the United States government, found guilty, and subsequently executed for conspiring to assassinate the President of the United States.
For more information on the lecture and Dr. Boyd, please follow the link below.
Resident Mentorship Program
The MAA is forming a Resident Mentorship Program.
You may recall receiving an email previously to assess interest in
mentoring among our members. The MAA Mentorship Program has been
received with great enthusiasm among residency programs in the area, as
there continues to be a great need to expose residents to the full range
of career options available to them and help residents shift into
working in a new era of medicine. The new mentorship program is designed
to foster a greater sense of collegiality toward young physicians in
the Atlanta area and give back to the community we serve. We are
encouraging physicians of MAA to sign up to serve as a mentor to a
resident in medicine. Residents in the mentorship program are in
training programs at the Atlanta Medical Center, Emory, and Morehouse.
Mentors and mentees will be matched based on specialty and other
interests, such as health care administration, work life/family balance,
private practice vs. hospital medicine, and alternative careers in
A minimum time commitment is involved and can be
tailored to fit what you are able to offer. For example, some physicians
may want to meet with their mentee once or twice a year to answer
questions or provide career advice. Physicians who are able, may provide
a 1-day (or 1/2 day) shadowing experience, but this is not required.
More information about mentoring options will be sent out soon.
will sponsor a social activity in 2013 for members and the new mentees. Please do not hesitate to contact the MAA office at 404-881-1020 if you
have questions about the Mentorship Program. You may also contact Dr.
Sumayah Taliaferro, Chair of the Mentorship Program, directly at
Favorite Healthcare Staffing, Inc. awarded certification from the Joint Commission
October 30th, 2012
MAA staffing partner Favorite Healthcare Staffing,
Inc. has been awarded Health Care Staffing Services Certification from The Joint
Commission. The coveted “Gold Seal of
Approval™” signifies enterprise-wide compliance to Joint Commission standards
in operations and performance by all branch offices in all lines of business
throughout the organization. Favorite
has continuously maintained its Certification by The Joint Commission since
2005, shortly after the program was introduced.
Michele Sacco, M.S., Executive Director of Health Care Staffing Services
Certification for The Joint Commission, “Health care organizations that
contract with Favorite Healthcare Staffing can look to Joint Commission
certification as an assurance that Favorite demonstrates a commitment to
providing and continuously improving quality services.”
was awarded after comprehensive evaluation of Favorite Healthcare Staffing’s key
processes, including compliance to national standards,
verification procedures for credentials, qualifications and competencies of
their healthcare professionals, and assessment of Favorite’s staffing and
the expectations of our clients, employees and the individuals we serve is the
heart of Favorite’s Mission,” says Kathy Perry, President of Favorite
Healthcare Staffing. “We proudly display
The Joint Commission Gold Seal as a hallmark of Favorite’s commitment to
excellence in healthcare staffing and quality healthcare services. Assurance of an organization’s integrity and
safety are critical measures in today’s healthcare marketplace. Certification by The Joint Commission
recognizes Favorite’s dedication to continuous quality for both our clients and
information contact a Medical Staffing Expert at
888-697-5666. For additional information
please see our link off of the MAA website: Favorite Healthcare
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF ATLANTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HONORED
ATLANTA – David F. Waldrep,
the executive director of the Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA), received
the Donna Glass Non-Physician Distinguished Service Award at the Medical
Association of Georgia's (MAG) 158th House of Delegates meeting in Savannah on
October 20. The award honors a non-physician for contributions to the
advancement and support of medicine.
The MAA board members who
nominated him for the award wrote that, "Mr. Waldrep has distinguished
himself across many dimensions...his incisive financial acumen and strict
adherence to accounting standards of practice, coupled with his unquestionable
integrity, was just what 'the doctor ordered' to restore the association to
Since assuming the reins as
executive director in 2008, MAA's membership has doubled – growing from about
600 paid members to some 1,200 paid members. The MAA board members said that,
"...David was centrally responsible (for this growth)." He is also
credited with helping to recruit several large, high-profile groups – including
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group and the Piedmont Physicians Group.
Moreover, Waldrep has guided an investment strategy that has yielded a 20
percent return for MAA.
The MAA board members said
that Waldrep has created an "effective venue and forum" for MAA
physicians to participate in the advocacy arena at the state and local levels
with the introduction of an annual legislative dinner, and he is building MAG's
brand by promoting joint efforts with other county medical societies in the
state – including Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett.
The MAA leaders concluded
that, "In short, David has taken personal ownership of our association in
a way that goes beyond his personal employment. He has protected and enriched
MAA and the profession in Atlanta."
Waldrep lives in Marietta with his wife, Margaret.
With more than 7,000 members, MAG is the leading voice for the medical
profession in Georgia. MAG membership has increased by more than 20 percent
since the beginning of 2011. Go to www.mag.org
for additional information.
Court opens door on new health law challenge
As the U.S. Supreme Court began a new term, the Justices seemed to open the door to the possibility of another challenge to the Obama health law, asking the Obama Administration to weigh in on a request to reconsider a challenge by Liberty University in Virginia.
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October 1, 2012 AJC.com