Illinois State Medical Society President William McDade, M.D., Ph.D., an anesthesiologist and Deputy Provost at the University of Chicago visited Tazewell County Medical Society on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The meeting and dinner to welcome Dr. McDade was held at Hopedale Medical Complex’s newly opened White Fence Estate. Tazewell County physicians, medical students and guests welcomed the native Chicagoan. Dr. McDade toured the Hopedale Hospital, Wellness Center, and Hopedale Commons and was very impressed with the advanced level of medical care provided in such a rural setting.
As ISMS President, Dr. McDade visits each county medical society in the state of Illinois to address the current legislative issues of medicine at the state and national level. His presentation, “Thriving in Medicine: ISMS Insights for Illinois Doctors” high-lighted the important changes in laws and the many ways ISMS has helped defend the medical practice of physicians and the health of Illinois citizens in such a challenging environment of burdensome governmental regulations. Dr. McDade emphasized the importance of the county medical society and the involvement of physicians at the local level, as this is the only unified voice of physicians within the State of Illinois. The ISMS House of Delegates meeting will meet in April, where resolutions are decided upon and sent to the state legislature for recommendations.
In closing, a gift basket of locally produced items representing Tazewell County was presented to Dr. McDade by Tazewell County Medical Society president Lesley Brinkman-Mosiman, M.D.
Physicians can join ISMS and TCMS by visiting ISMS.org . We encourage all Tazewell County physicians to join and become informed of current legislative issues. Please direct inquiries to Executive Director Tracey Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org .