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SSV Medical Society News - 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 02

Latest News from Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Volume 9, Issue 2
February, 2020
The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society is dedicated to bringing together physicians from all modes of practice to promote the art and science of quality medical care and to enhance the physical and mental health of our entire community.
Please join us at SSVMS Honors Medicine!
Dear Colleagues,

There are only a few weeks left to register for SSVMS Honors Medicine! Join us for an evening of wine, dinner, and live entertainment as we honor the winners of the Golden Stethoscope, Medical Honor, and Medical Community Service Awards.
SSVMS Honors Medicine is our chance to say thank you to those that work so hard to make our medical community thrive and to raise funds that will support SSVMS' Community Programs. This year,100% of raffle ticket proceeds will go to our Medical Student Scholarship Awardees. 
Thank you for your support of SSVMS and its programs, and I look forward to seeing you at the event!
John Wiesenfarth, MD
President, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
SSVMS Honors Medicine
Saturday, February 29, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Elks Tower
921 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Join us for a Leap Year celebration at the Elks Tower! This great fundraiser features a full buffet dinner, wine tasting, and live entertainment from Peter Petty and his band. On this special evening we will honor the following Award Recipients:

Golden Stethoscope, David Kissinger, MD

Medical Honor, Andrew Hudnut, MD

Medical Community Service, Sacramento Children's Home Crisis Nursery 

Member Pricing $100/Ticket; Non-Member Pricing $175/Ticket. Attendees are encouraged to host a medical student or resident. For more information, contact Sam Mello at or 916-452-2671.

Proceeds to benefit SSVMS' Community Programs.
Medical Student Scholarship Fund
Benefit Raffle!
Raffle Packages $800-$1,200 Value!
Raffle Tickets are $50 for one, or $100 for three.
Help raise $10,000 to support medical students who graduated from a local high school and enjoy gifts and goodies from local restaurants and activities!
Winner does not need to be present to win.

Restaurants and activities include (but are not limited to):
B Street Theater | Chicago Fire | Artesa Winery | Dawson's Steakhouse | Rio City Cafe | Body Fix Therapies | Mixed Bag | Todd Taylor Wines | Crocker Art Museum | Sacramento Zoo | Seasons52 | Big Maloney Golf Course | The Melting Pot | Boeger Winery | Esquire IMAX | Pier 39 | Sacramento History Museum | The Waterboy
New prizes added every week! Click here for full prize list.

CMA Webinar - No Cost: CMS Medicare Updates for 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:15pm, More Information/Register

Ameriprise Financial Tax Seminar for Physicians with Crumley & Associates
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:00pm, Davis, CA, More Information/Register

SSVMS Honors Medicine Dinner and Awards
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6:00pm, Elks Tower, Sacramento, CA,

Medical Marijuana CME Dinner Presentation - Cooperative of American Physicians 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, SAVE-THE-DATE, Folsom, CA

Art of Medicine Annual Dinner & Auction - SSVMS Alliance
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 5:30pm, Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, CA, More Information/Register 

The 2020 application cycle for the CalHealthCares loan repayment program is approaching! CalHealthCares will award $340 million in loan repayments to recently graduated physicians and dentists over the next five years to encourage and incentivize providers to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. More Information.

In The News
New Episode!
Joy of Medicine On Call

Guest Host Peter Yellowlees, MD sits down with Eric Tepper, MD for a look into Concierge Medicine.

Listen to this and other episodes here.
Other Events

MIND Institute Autism Center of Excellence - Tele ECHO Online Sessions
Every Second Thursday of the Month, 12:00pm-1:30pm, More Information

SAFE Credit Union Reality Fair
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2:00pm, SAFE Credit Union HQ, Folsom, CA, More Information/Register

The Health and Well-being of Medical Providers
Monday, February 24 - Monday, May 4, 2020, UC Davis Online Course, More Information/Register

69th Annual Yosemite Postgraduate Institute
Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1, 2020, Yosemite Valley, CA, More Information/Register

V-DAY 2020: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - More Information

Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference
Friday-Saturday, March 26-27, 2020, UC Davis Conference Center, More Information/Register

Meditation: The "Menu" and the "Meal" - SSVMS Alliance Session
Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00pm, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, More Information/Register

Train New Trainers Clinician Health and Well-being Fellowship
Saturday, April 18 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020, UC Davis Teleconferenced Course, More Information/Register
Welcome to SSVMS!

SSVMS would like to introduce Dana Brooks, SSVMS' new Director of Physician Engagement! Dana joins us from the California Trucking Association where she served as the Vice President of Membership and Business Development. Dana brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and SSVMS is thrilled to have her join the team!

Dana is here to support you! As a member, we encourage you to reach out to Dana for any questions or concerns regarding your membership benefits. Dana can be reached at 916-452-2671 or
Vetted Vendor Highlight
Lonnie Dickson with The Mortgage Company

The Mortgage Company has great refinance opportunities for SSVMS Members. Interest rates are very low and Lonnie Dickson brings a wealth of mortgage experience to every purchase and refinance loan. He sets himself apart by delivering exceptional, concierge level service. In addition, The Mortgage Company will donate a portion of proceeds from closed loan transactions to the SSVMS Joy of Medicine Program!

To access this resource, email or call (916) 452-2671.

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