MSV Official Statement on Inequities in Our Healthcare System

Jun 2, 2020
Echoing many of our partner organizations in the healthcare community, the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) joins the call for reforms on the use of deadly force by law enforcement. We also believe, in order to find solutions, it is important to actively listen to and involve the families and...
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MSV Foundation Becomes Program Administrator for VMAP

Feb 12, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. (Feb 11, 2020) – The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation (MSVF) has been named the program administrator for the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). The Virginia Mental Health Access...
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VA Lawmakers Propose Tobacco Control Legislation

Jan 10, 2020
[RICHMOND, VA], January 10, 2020 — At yesterday’s Tobacco Control Policy Press Conference, Virginia lawmakers and public health organizations introduced three tobacco control bills to protect the health of our community, specifically Virginia’s youth, from tobacco addiction and tobacco related...
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MSV Installs New President Clifford Deal III, MD at 2019 Annual Meeting

Oct 22, 2019
RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 19, 2019) – Clifford L. Deal III, MD, FACS of Henrico, Virginia was installed as president of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Hot Springs on October 19. He specializes in surgery for breast cancer patients and has over 15 years...
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MSV Nominating Committee Announces 2019-2020 Leadership Slate

Sep 19, 2019
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) Nominating Committee has completed its slate of proposed officers, Directors and Associate Directors for the MSV Board of Directors as well as nominees to the Virginia delegation to the AMA for the 2018-2019 term. All positions will be voted upon at the House...
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Letter from Health Commissioner on Respiratory Illness and E-Cigarettes

Aug 20, 2019
Dear Colleague, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing consultation to health departments about clusters of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette use, “vaping” or “dabbing”(vaping marijuana oils, extracts or concentrates), primarily among adolescents and young adults...
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Medical Society of Virginia Statement on the Passing of Dr. Hughes Melton

Aug 2, 2019
Updated Aug 6, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. (Aug 2, 2019) – The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is extremely saddened by the death of Dr. Hughes Melton, Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and longtime MSV member. MSV extends its deepest sympathies to Dr. Melton’s...
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Statement on Recent Car Accident Involving Dr. Hughes Melton

Aug 1, 2019
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is devastated to receive the news of the car accident that resulted in the death of Hailey Green and critical condition of Dr. Hughes Melton, a longtime MSV member. MSV expresses its deepest sympathies to Ms. Green’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers...
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ABMS Letter to Hospitals on Vision Commission Recommendation

Jun 6, 2019
On June 5, ABMS sent the below letter to over 6,600 chief medical officers (CMOs) and executive leaders for hospitals and health systems throughout the country. The goal of the letter is to fulfill in part a recommendation of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission that...
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Ending Surprise Medical Bills Means Putting Patients First

May 21, 2019
Ending Surprise Medical Bills Means Putting Patients First via Richmond Times-Dispatch In early May, President Trump announced efforts to end the practice of surprise medical billing, saying “For too long, surprise billing…has left some patients with thousands of dollars of unexpected and...
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