News & Press Releases
CCMS Media Contact: April Donahue, Executive Director, 239-435-7727
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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.
The 8th Annual “Docs and Duffers” charity golf tournament raised over $26,000 in net proceeds with participation from 100 golfers, 21 sponsors, and 19 volunteers. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s scholarships for future medical professionals and funding for local healthcare programs in need
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.
The board of directors of the Foundation of CCMS is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Foundation Healthcare Scholarship awards: Natalia Correa, Emily Gansert, Charissa Obeng-Nyarko, and Yordan Urrutia. Each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Dr. Rebekah Bernard, Dr. Corey Howard, and April Donahue were elected during their association annual meetings this summer.
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.
The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society is pleased to announce that Alexzandra Mattia, a Naples resident in the class of 2025 at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is the winner of the Foundation’s 2021 Dr. William...
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.
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.