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SSVMS Medical Society News is a monthly e-bulletin from the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) containing up-to-date information and breaking news on issues impacting physicians practicing in El Dorado, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To receive your free subscription, contact SSVMS at (916) 452-2671 or


SSV Medical Society News - COVID-19 - Snapshots - 2020 Apr 20



April 20, 2020
Dear Colleagues,

We are here to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. SSVMS offers snapshots of key resources and information that impact physicians and medical practices in the Sacramento region. Please reach out to Dana Brooks, Director of Physician Engagement at or 703-338-5018 with any and all questions, concerns and requests. We are here to support you.
John Wiesenfarth, MD, President
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Check the SSVMS website for COVID-19 dashboards for El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Data is updated daily.
Today, the curve is flattening in Sacramento County
Reclaim Our Joy & Meaning During COVID-19, facilitated by John Chuck, MD. 
How can we begin to recover from the shell shock of this pandemic and be the healers our patients need us to be? We discuss the iterative process of working through our grief, accepting the new normal, and embracing the habits that will serve us well during the many sprints and marathons that lie before us.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 12:15pm
This webinar will cover:
  • SSVMS/CMA Financial Advocacy for Physicians
  • Direct Financial Assistance Programs
    • HHS Emergency Fund
    • Medicare Advance Payments
    • Medicare 2% Rate Increase 
  • Additional Federal Grants
  • FEMA Assistance
  • State and Federal Loans and Private Loans
    • Tax Relief
    • Notes from the Field and Current Trends
    • Paycheck Protection Program Update
  • Main Street Business Lending Program Update
  • EIDL Advances
SSVMS has a limited supply of PPE, including face shields, safety glasses, and masks (n95, surgical and fabric). Tell us what you need by contacting Dana Brooks, or 703-338-5018.
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