Events – Aug 2013

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GLMS Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament 2013

LOUISVILLE The Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation held its 3rd annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, September 23, 2013 under perfect weather conditions at the Hurstbourne Country Club. Sixteen teams of players, physicians and businesspeople participated in the shamble format.

The Scholarship Golf Tournament raises scholarship funds for University of Louisville medical students. On Monday $20,000 in scholarship funds were announced and given to Heather J. Bellis-Jones, B. Ryan Nesemeier and Alex A. Thomas. Winners were selected based on outstanding academics and community service and each received a $5,000 check. Bryan A. Lamoreau received the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation Healthcare Horizons Award of $5,000.

The tournament championship team, sponsored by Stock Yards Bank, was Bart Brown, Jonathan W. Pratt, MD, Rick Tobe and Michael D. Weaver, DO.

The second place team, sponsored by Merrill Lynch was Pam Gregory, Tommy Gregory, Dawn Stambaugh and Ron Stambaugh. Third place went to the team co-sponsored by Clark Memorial Hospital and Republic Bank: Steve DeWeese, Bhupesh Pokhrel, MD, Camela A. Pokhrel, MD, and Joseph L. Thompson, MD.

A special “Worst Putter Award” – sponsored by Mary G. Barry, MD, in memory of her father, journalist Mike Barry – was given to a well known hand surgeon from an internationally known plastic surgery and hand transplant group, who will remain anonymous in accordance with M.D Update’s policy of “do no harm” to physicians or their reputation.

During the Scholarship Golf Tournament, players were treated to brunch, luncheon baskets and a cocktail reception. There was a live auction and a raffle to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Lexington Medical Society Golf Outing

LEXINGTON The 24th annual Lexington Medical Society (LMS) Golf Tournament was played under blue skies and comfortable weather conditions on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at the University Club in Lexington with 100 golfers participating.

The winning team in the 18 hole shamble format was Scott Carling, Pat Cashman, Jim Hixson and Jay Rutherford of the team sponsored by SIS. Second place went to the Professionals Insurance Agency team of Ben Asher, MD, John DeWeese, Jeff Heile and John Horn. Third place team was Chris Ball, Jason Harris, MD, Pat Harris and Steven Slater

The LMS golf outing was started 24 years ago to bring physicians and community members together, said John Collins, MD, Lexington Clinic, chair of the LMS Golf Committee and tournament organizer. The first outing was about 40 participants. The proceeds from the tournament go to the Lexington Medical Society Foundation which takes request for needy organizations with connections to the medical field.

The LMS Foundation was originally organized to start the local blood bank. Now organizations such as Baby Health, Nathanial Mission and more recently Surgery on Sunday are being supported. “These are outstanding examples of serving the medical needs of citizens who fall through the cracks in our health care system. Doctors and nurses volunteer at these organizations to provide care at no charge or minimal charge,” said Collins.

KMA Annual Meeting

LOUISVILLE Drug addiction and prescribing controlled substances were the topics addressed by the keynote speakers at the KMA Annual Meeting, September 9–11, 2013. Dr. Ardis Hoven, president of the AMA addressed the House of Delegates.

KMA delegates passed resolutions calling for continued effort on tort reform and supporting statewide legislation restricting smoking in public places, an initiative of the Committee on Health & Welfare of the Kentucky House of Representative, led by Susan Westrom, (D) 79th, Lexington.

New KMA president, Fred A. Williams, MD and KMA Alliance president Mrs. Rhonda Rhodes were sworn in by Chair of the Board of Trustees David J. Bensema, who is KMA President-elect.