News & Press Releases

CCMS Media Contact: April Donahue, Executive Director, 239-435-7727

CCMS Physician Wellness Program receives $20,000 Contribution, Offers Service to Non-Member Physicians

CCMS Physician Wellness Program receives $20,000 Contribution, Offers Service to Non-Member Physicians

This fall, the Southwest Florida Physicians Association (SWFPA) contributed $20,000 to support the CCMS Physician Wellness Program, which features confidential, convenient, cost-free access to professional psychological services for all Medical Society physician members. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CCMS has also extended these services to physicians in the county who are not currently members.

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Women in Medicine 2021

Women in Medicine 2021

When Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman physician in the United States, graduated from medical school in 1849, I bet she would little suspect the number of women who would be physicians today or that a month would be dedicated to celebrating our contributions.

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CCMS Installs 64th President and New Board of Directors during Virtual Meeting

CCMS Installs 64th President and New Board of Directors during Virtual Meeting

Dr. Rebekah Bernard, outgoing president passed the gavel to Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, who began his one-year term as the 64th CCMS board president at the virtual meeting on July 24th. CCMS postponed its in-person celebration to help keep its members and their families safe during the current COVID-19 surge and help ensure continuity of care for patients.

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Public Awareness Campaign Aims to Move the Needle on Vaccine Hesitancy

Public Awareness Campaign Aims to Move the Needle on Vaccine Hesitancy

Many in our community have questions regarding the safety, efficacy, and necessity of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. A local coalition of healthcare leaders is stepping forward together to help answer these questions and demonstrate that for an overwhelming majority of people, the COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and critical element in ending the pandemic.

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CCMS names Dr. Mark Russo Physician of the Year

CCMS names Dr. Mark Russo Physician of the Year

Dr. Mark Russo, M.D., Ph.D. is the recipient of the 7th Annual CCMS Physician of the Year Award. This award honors a CCMS member who deserves special recognition for exemplary contributions to the practice of medicine and/or outstanding service to our community.

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