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Annual Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Workshop: Auto-HPSA Scores

SAVE THE DATE Annual Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Workshop Special Topic: Auto-HPSA Scores The California Primary Care Office will hold their 29th Annual HPSA Workshop on April 15, 2021 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  The web-based workshop will focus on Auto-HPSA scores impacting Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Rural Health Clinics, and Indian Health Clinics. Auto-HPSA Workshop Agenda: Benefits and Resources Score Renewal Cycle Health Resources and Services Administration Web Portal Guest FQHC Presentation: Data Collection and Clinical Best Practices Live Question and Answer Session Please RSVP to shortage@oshpd.ca.gov no later than April 12, 2021.

Statement from Christopher Tsai, MD, SBCMS President

STATEMENT FROM DR. CHRISTOPHER TSAI, SBCMS PRESIDENT March 31, 2021 Dear Physician Members, Partners and Friends of SBCMS, It is disturbing and saddening to see the increasing hatred shown by too many over the past several years. It seems every news cycle is marked by a new viral video of another despicable attack; attacks on unsuspecting people minding their own business. The current wave of attacks on Asian Americans is just the latest in an escalating series of events aimed at people who look different to their attackers.  This. Has. To. Stop. SBCMS stands proudly ...

Nominations Now Open for SBCMS 2021 Outstanding Awards

San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) is accepting nominations for its outstanding awards to be presented at the society's annual Officer Installation scheduled for June 24, 2021 at the Burrage Mansion in Redlands. Nicholas P. Krikes, MD Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Medical Society Awarded to a physician member for sustained interest and participation in one or more activities of the Society over and above that expected by the membership at large.   William L. Cover, MD Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medicine Awarded to a physician member who has displayed forward-looking, pioneering ideas, enterprise, ...

SBCMS 2021/2022 Nominating Committee Report

DOWNLOAD NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT HERE TO:        SBCMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS                         FROM:    MARK BAI, MD, CHAIRPERSON, NOMINATING COMMITTEE RE:        NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT                        DATE:        JANUARY 25, 2021 The Nominating Committee held a meeting and conference call on January 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Members in attendance were Mark Bai, MD (Chair); Christopher Tsai, MD-by proxy; Kristy Roloff, DO; Javier Sánchez, MD; Damodara Rajasekhar, MD; Eric Hansen, DO; Marti Baum, MD; ...

CDPH Advisory: Ongoing Risk of Highly Drug-Resistant Infections in Patients Following Hospitalization or Invasive Procedures in Mexico

DOWNLOAD CDPH ADVISORY HERE Ongoing Risk of Highly Drug-Resistant Infections in Patients Following Hospitalization or Invasive Procedures in Mexico February 2021   The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local public health partners are alerting healthcare providers of a recent increase in reports of VIM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-CRPA) in patients following hospitalization or invasive medical procedures in Mexico for routine healthcare visits, medical emergencies, and medical tourism. Since our November 2019 Health Advisory describing an initial cluster of five VIM-CRPA cases with similar exposure from August to October 2019, there have ...

CDC HEALTH ADVISORY - Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among U.S. Residents Without International Travel

View the PDF of this CDC Health Advisory https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/pdf/CDC-HAN-439-XDR-Salmonella-Typhi-Infections-in-U.S.-Without-Intl-Travel-02.12.2021.pdf    This is an official CDC HEALTH ADVISORY   Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network  February 12, 2021, 1:00 PM ET   CDCHAN-00439 Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among U.S. Residents Without International Travel Summary   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing— Information on extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella Typhi (Typhi) infections among U.S. residents without international travel, and Treatment recommendations for XDR Typhi infection.    Background   Typhoid fever is a systemic illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi (Typhi). Most people in the United States diagnosed with typhoid fever ...

MolinaCares Collaborates with AAFP to Provide Behavioral Health Resources

News Release (download PDF version) Media Contact: Caroline Zubieta, Caroline.Zubieta@molinahealthcare.com, 562-951-1588 The MolinaCares Accord Provides Behavioral Health Resources for Primary Care Physicians to Support Molina Members Amid COVID-19  Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”) today announced a new collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) focused on evidence-based continuing medical education resources to help primary care clinicians address the mental health needs of their patients “This year has put immense pressure on the health care system, communities, and families, and with COVID-19 making it more difficult ...

New CalVax Provider System is Here

For those wishing to provide vaccinations to other members of the community or your staffs, you'll want to access the new CalVax Provider system that was recently launched!  CalVax is a state-wide centralized system for health care providers enrolled or interested in participating in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program, developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The new CalVax platform will provide a system to manage vaccine enrollment, ordering, inventory, administration, reporting and data analytics. Office hours and training materials such as job aids, videos, and recorded demos will ...

How to Pre-Register to Receive COVID Vaccinations for Physicians and Staff

DOWNLOAD PDF COPY January, 2021 HOW TO PRE-REGISTER TO RECEIVE VACCINATIONS FOR PHYSICIANS AND STAFF: Hello Physician Partner, San Bernardino County Medical Society is excited to be working with San Bernardino County Department of Public Health to reach out to you with regard to you and your staff being vaccinated against COVID as part of the vaccination roll out in our county for healthcare providers. The SBCDPH team and Michael Sequeira, MD, Public Health Officer, and past president of SBCMS, want to make sure you are all included in this process and thank ...

Physicians Invited to Sign up For CovidReadi

Dear Health Care Provider: San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) is pleased to be working with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health to ensure that all of your practitioners who wish can receive a COVID-19 vaccination.  YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER YOURSELF INTO THE COVIDReadi program, through the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) at https://ca.covidreadi.com/.     COVIDReadi, our COVID-19 vaccination provider registration system, is now open for you to register to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. All health care providers who will be receiving and administering COVID-19 ...