2/15/2022 AMCNO News Updates




Red Cross Declares First-ever Blood Crisis

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Learn more at www.redcross.org


One Small Step for Man, one Giant Leap for Medicine 

President Biden announced a plan to “reignite” the cancer moonshot effort he first led for the Obama administration half a decade ago. In the announcement last week, the administration identified a focus on addressing the missed cancer screenings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Labor Department withdraws COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers 

The New York Times reports, “The Biden administration is withdrawing its requirement that large employers mandate workers be vaccinated or regularly tested.” In its decision, “the Labor Department recognized...that the emergency temporary standard could not be revived after the Supreme Court blocked it earlier this month.”



The Mayor’s Transition Team Releases Report

  • New Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb announced last week his administration had completed its transition report. The AMCNO was proud to take part in one of the listening sessions that informed the report.
  • Among its recommendations, the Health Committee indicated a need for the Mayor Bibb to be a leader on the COVID-19 pandemic, and that he should see that public health is an essential lens that needs to be implemented across all of local government, not just in the Department of Public Health.
  • The committee also pointed out that other city issues are also public health issues, including gun violence, food deserts, and racism.



Creating a Lasting Legacy, a Call for Help!

2024 will mark the AMCNO’s bicentennial. Our Board of Directors recently decided to form an official Bicentennial Committee to help oversee our work as we move toward this milestone. Interested in serving on the committee? Please email us.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, February 18, 2022: AMA Telehealth Immersion Program Registration- Clinical Case Study: Telehealth for Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30-8 PM - Women in Medicine Wine Night - Registration is now open!
  • Monday, April 18, 2022 - Tuesday, April 19, 2022  - Midwest Healthcare Innovation Summit + Cybersecurity Forum 2022. AMCNO members receive complimentary registration.
  • April 29 - 30, 2022: Medical Legal Summit

New to Our Website

Proposed by-laws changes February 2022

AMA – Manatt State Toolkit to End the Nation’s Drug Overdose Epidemic



Attention Young Physicians!

The Physicians Foundation is now accepting applications for its Fellowship Program, which advances physicians’ leadership skills to strengthen the physician-patient relationship, support medical practices’ sustainability and navigate the changing health care system. The Fellowship Program is open to physicians who are new or mid-career in their practice. It will last for 12 months—beginning July 1, 2022, and running through June 30, 2023—and participating fellows will receive a stipend of $24,000.


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