The SCMS Foundation is a non profit C-3 corporation that was created in 2006 to focus on the Society’s educational, public service and charitable activities. The components of the SCMS Foundation include:
The Seminole County Patient Safety Initiative
The SCMS Foundation is the host and driving force of the Initiative. The Foundation also coordinates the Seminole County Patient Safety Council.
The Central Florida EMR Conference
The SCMS Foundation was the host of this Conference, which was a cooperative effort of the Orange and Seminole County Medical Societies.
The Dr. Luis Perez Scholarship
Every year the Society awards a $1,000 scholarship to a high school student who demonstrates extraordinary scholarship, integrity, and a strong interest in science.
The Dr. Willie Newman Scholarship Fund
The Foundation has created this Fund in recognition of Dr. Willie Newman's 25 years of service to the women of Seminole County. A scholarship in his name will be awarded to an extraordinary high school student.
The Foundation works with the SCMS Alliance to create opportunities for SCMS members to be involved in charitable activities. Current activities include:
Help Haiti Med Plus - a project organized by SCMS member Ralph Gousse, MD, dedicated to improving the quality of life in the back country of Haiti. The project is currently transforming an existing outpatient clinic into a ten bed hospital, complete with maternity, medicine, pediatric, laboratory and radiological services. More plans are in place once the first phase is completed. Click here for information about this project, and on how you can help.
The Longwood Shepherd's Hope Health Center - located in the Fairmont Plaza in Longwood. The Center is a free medical clinic for low-income, uninsured Seminole County residents. Evening clinics are staffed completely by volunteer medical professionals including physicians, ARNPs, PAs and nurses. To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact Gayle Fitzpatrick at Shepherd's Hope at 407-876-6699 EXT 3. To learn more about the Longwood Shepherd's Hope Center, click here.
Pathways to Care - a 40 bed not-for-profit respite center that provides short-term recuperative care and support services for homeless adult who are recovering from an acute illness or injury. This is the only facility in Seminole County that routinely accepts adults who are ready to be discharged from the hospital but are too ill to be able to care for themselves. Pathways to Care is located on 430 Plumosa Avenue in Casselberry. For more information about Pathways to Care click here. To volunteer your services, contact Eileen McClelland at 407-338-0245, or SCMS member Tom Kelley, MD at 407-767-8500, or by e-mail at email@example.com. For a list of medication samples Pathways to Care needs click here.
United Servants Abroad - USA is a faith-based organization located out of the West Palm Beach area. USA connects project needs in various places of the world with people who want to help. SCMS member Michael Branch, MD, has been participating in USA missions over the last 15 years. If you would like to be part of USA you can contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at his office at 407-804-8795. For more information and Michael's personal story about USA click here.
The SCMS Physician Mentor Program
The Mentor Program brought the Society national attention during 2004-2005 for the work mentoring 24 minority high school students. The Program is currently being redesigned to maximize its effectiveness.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities
The Foundation will oversee all the Society’s CME activities throughout the year.
The Foundation will establish and support opportunities for members to engage in public service activities.
The SCMS Foundation
- President ********Sara Irrgang, MD
- Vice President *V. Lon Dawson , MD
- Treasurer ******David Mowere, MD
- Secretary ******Fernando Alvarado, MD
2016 Board of Directors:
Term ending 2018
- Jay Bitar, MD
***Term ending 2017
- Fernando Alvarado, MD
- David Mowere, MD
Term ending 2016
- V. Lon Dawson, MD
2016 Executive Committee:
- President ****Sara Irrgang, MD
- Vice President *V. Lon Dawson, MD
- Treasurer *****David Mowere, MD
- Secretary **** Fernando Alvarado, MD
- At large ********Jay Bitar, MD
- At large*********_____________________
SCMS Foundation Executive Director – Carrie Pope
Location: 1215 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Mailing Address: Seminole County Medical Society Foundation
1215 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
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