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NEWS RELEASE - Mark M. Bai, M.D. Installated 127th SBCMS President

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 10, 2019 Contact: Alison Elsner 909-273-6000 W, 760-413-5053 C, aelsner@sbcms.org MARK M. BAI, M.D., INSTALLED AS 127th PRESIDENT OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY - 2019-20 board officers and ‘Outstanding Award’ recipients honored (Inland Empire, CA.) – The San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) welcomed its 127th President at its recent Officers’ Installation and Recognition Dinner. Mark M. Bai, M.D., Family Medicine physician with Southern California Permanente Medical Group San Bernardino Region (Kaiser Permanente), was sworn in as President for 2019-20, on Thursday, June 20 at Los Serranos Country ...

Has Your Entire Staff Been Trained on Sexual Harassment?

Provided by Thakur Law Firm Sexual harassment in the workplace is a risk that California employers simply cannot afford. Driven by high-profile sexual harassment and assault cases at work, California law makers have taken it upon themselves to ensure most employers, even those with just a few employees, minimize that risk by requiring training for all employees. Since 2005, employers with at least 50 employees have been required to train and educate all personnel in supervisory positions in California in the prevention of sexual harassment. Now, any employer with enough employees ...

Call for Nominations - IEHIO Board Member

SBCMS has an open position for a board member to serve on the Inland Empire Health Information Organization (IE-HIO).  The IEHIO is a non-profit grass-roots organization providing linkage between healthcare stakeholders in the Inland Empire and Manifest MedEX, a statewide HIE formed through the merger of Inland Empire Health Information Exchange and Cal INDEX. The focus of IEHIO is on driving HIE utilization in ways that address local priorities and use cases for sharing data while continuing to expand HIE participation in the Inland Empire through data sharing. IEHIO has also established a Data Servicing and ...

Brett Tashman Foundation Golf Tourney

Register Now for the 4th Annual Brett Tashman Foundation Event!! The Tournament will take place Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Sierra Lakes Golf Club in Fontana, California, beginning promptly with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Great on-course contests are included!  Banquet luncheon and silent auction to follow, beginning at 1:00 pm. If you are not a golfer, please join us by participating in our luncheon, raffles, live and silent auctions with great items such as numerous hotel stays including Four Seasons at Beverly Hills, Disneyland, sports memorabilia, and many more. Also there will be a goody bag ...

MRC at Annual Regional EMS Tactical Expo

On Wednesday, May 22, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was invited to participate in the Department of Emergency Medicine Annual Regional EMS & Tactical Medicine Expo at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. This event gathers local emergency medical service (EMS) agencies to showcase their life saving techniques and equipment. There are interactive demonstrations by the various units. It also allows attendees to talk with the many agencies to learn first-hand what they do. Attendees also learn about ARMC’s emergency medicine and how they work with various organizations ...

California vaccination wars at the Capitol in Sacramento

Lack of faith in scientific consensus is a sad but permanent feature of our social media-driven world. Paranoia is an effective business model. Parents who oppose vaccines are not stupid; in fact, they are often surprisingly well-educated, considering the pseudoscience and unfounded claims they are willing to embrace. It should come as no surprise, then, that many have found a way around the law, which still allows for medically necessary exemptions. Read more here. Reprinted from Los Angeles Times by Robin Abcarian Photo courtesy of Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Extension of Influenza Season and Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Order in San Bernardino County

Due to elevated and widespread influenza activity within San Bernardino County and surrounding areas, Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare, Health Officer, has ordered an extension of the influenza season period to the newly defined date of April 30, 2019. Influenza activity is widespread throughout California and Statewide outpatient Influenza-like illness (ILI) hospitalizations remain above the expected levels. Although A(H1N1) viruses continue to circulate and remain predominant for the season overall, influenza A(H3N2) viruses have been identified more frequently than A(H1N1) viruses in recent weeks. In the past, A(H3N2) virus-predominant influenza seasons have ...

Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela is investing in our youth through TECH program

Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela, an obstetrics and gynecology physician, is a 35-year member of the San Bernardino County Medical Society and the California Medical Association who comprehends the importance in investing in our youth. “We have so many wonderfully bright and talented students in our region who don’t see college as an attainable goal. Through these programs, we have been able to provide students with the support and encouragement they needed to help them achieve their goals.” Dr. Valenzuela founded and launched programs in the Inland Empire. The TECH (Technology Encouraging ...

One Community Resource Fair

Calling all Inland Empire nonprofits and businesses to be part of a monthly fair!  Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Unidos Por La Musica Resource Center, 1260 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA Confirmed services on site: Medicare services Free food pantry program Free music classes sign-up Table Information: contact Xochilt Padilla - xpadilla@uplmnonprofit.org Raffles and Prizes!

CMA objects to federal rule that would disrupt comprehensive women's health coverage

The California Medical Association (CMA) has filed formal comments objecting to a proposed federal rule that would change the way consumers are billed for health insurance exchange plans that cover abortion services. The proposed Exchange Program Integrity rule would require plans to send two separate monthly bills to each policyholder: one bill for the non-Hyde abortion coverage (at least $1 per member per month) and one bill for all other services. This would mean consumers would have to pay their monthly premium in two separate transactions. CMA believes the proposal threatens ...