Marietta District 9
Contact Information:Melinda E. Ford, DO, President
246 Parks Hall
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-2516 - phone
(740) 593-2905 - fax
Four DO representatives have been appointed to the ACGME Board, and two Ohio DOs were among a group of 13 osteopathic physicians approved for the ACGME's Osteopathic Principles Committee (OPC). The comment period for new osteopathic standards ended, December 29.
Governor Kasich has announced the appointment of new executive directors at the State Medical and Pharmacy Boards, and the new chief medical officer of the Ohio Department of Health
Ohio's favorite son, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, of Cleveland, was installed as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association, July 20, telling more than 600 members of the AOA House of Delegates, "I am so incredibly proud and humbled to be your AOA president at this historic time for our profession."
This decision clears the way for DO and MD granting medical schools, hospitals, and community health centers to develop a single standard for residency program training. Graduating students from DO or MD schools can now become board-eligible, practicing physicians in the United States through a single accrediting system.
The best opportunity in decades to permanently repeal Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was within Congress' reach, and they let it slip away by opting instead to patch a broken payment system.
Honors to be Presented at State Convention in June
May 15-17, 2015