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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 - Updates - 2020 Apr 10


April 10, 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.
President's Message April 2020
A Message from John Wiesenfarth, MD, SSVMS President
SSVMS and CMA are here to support your practice!
Report any concerns or issues this pandemic is causing your practice so we can ensure elected officials at the local, state, and federal level are informed about what is going on in our community. 

Contact Dana Brooks at 703-338-5018 or
Physician Survey

To help us advocate on your behalf, SSVMS/CMA wants to hear about your experiences during this public health emergency. Please respond to our brief five-minute survey no later than April 15, 2020.
COVID-19 Webinars
No cost to SSVMS/CMA members

SSVMS COVID-19 Resource Page
Find up-to-date COVID-19 news and resources, including current confirmed COVID-19 cases in our region.
Operation Shields Up!
All sectors of healthcare are critically low on masks. Through Operation Shields Up, SSVMS has raised funds to produce and distribute face shields at no cost to physicians on the frontlines. To date, over 8,000 face shields, surgical and fabric masks have been distributed to the front lines. 
To learn more about the project or to make a tax-deductible donation,
PPE and Mask Donations
SSVMS is accepting donations of PPE for distribution to hospital, clinics and physician practices. Masks (N95, Surgical, and/or cloth) are in most need. 
Drop Off
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Office
5380 Elvas Ave, Sacramento 95819
Drop off times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm-4pm
Contact Dana Brooks for more information,
For hospitals, clinics and private practices requesting PPE supplies, including shields, masks and gloves, please fill out our PPE Request Form.
Fabric Masks
We thank our local sewing groups, community members, and Joann Fabric - Folsom for the donation of hand sewn fabric masks. SSVMS has distributed these masks to hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living and hospice facilities. 
Information about sewing masks can be found here.
Read the March/April issue of the
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine (SSV Medicine)
Share Your Stories
The coronavirus crisis has been one of the biggest tests of the health care system in generations. We are asking our physicians to share your thoughts and experiences for an upcoming issue of Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine. It can be a few sentences or paragraph, or short video we can transcribe. Send your stories to
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