Installed PPE (Person Protection Equipment) drop box at office
Received large PPE donations from Airbus, Austal USA, and Coastal Insulation, as well as many individuals and smaller businesses in the community
Received contributions from the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation and an anonymous donation to purchase 1,400K N95 masks for Medical Society members
Daily PPE packages picked up, mailed, or delivered to our members
Converted conference room temporarily to hold all donated PPE, as well as donated fabric masks
Started “ Make a Doc a Mask” fabric mask project in conjunction with the Alliance
Drove to Huntsville to pick up 2,000 donated face shields
Formed the COVID-19 Task Force for the Medical Society response and engagement; reports directly to unified command
Formed Chief Medical Officers Group of all Mobile County Hospitals to create a unified response across all hospital systems. Included the Medical Society COVID-19 Task Force in the Mayor’s COVID-19 Task force. The CMO Task Force initially met twice a week and now meet weekly.
Formed the COVID-19 PSA Task Force and created campaign with all hospital systems in Mobile to produce a print, billboard, social media, and commercial spots to educate the community on the importance of wearing masks and social distancing.
Began Daily Dashboard email Monday through Friday to update members on COVID-19 day to day information from the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD)
Hosted first virtual Medical Society Town Hall Conference call with MCHD Officer Dr. Bert Eichold. Continued Town Hall member calls in June with a second call with Niko Corley (MASA Governmental Affairs) to provide members with a governmental advocacy update briefing.
Strengthened the partnership between the Medical Society and the Mayor’s office.
Submitted letters, a resolution, and spoke to the Mobile City Council in support of a mask ordinance. Mask ordinance was approved.
Formed the COVID-19 Carnival Advisory Council to determine and decide appropriate steps regarding the upcoming carnival season, balls, Mardi Gras parades, et. al. Submitted a letter, signed by the hospital CMOs and the officers of the Medical Society board requesting that the upcoming Mardi Gras parades be canceled in light of the pandemic. Press release from the Mayor’s office announced the cancellation of the 2021 parade schedule.
Establishing a social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Membership surveys dispersed to determine members’ preferred means of communication
Complete website redesign and re-branding www.msomc.org
Began partnership with Baldwin County Medical Society to form a physician wellness program Task Force
Recruited speaker for physician wellness program, Dr. David Rogers, Physician Wellness Coordinator at UAB
Rodeo-Dr. Dick Esham continued his work with the “Real Old Doctors Eating Out” by reaching out to retired physicians to inquire and obtain a retired physicians volunteer list
Hosted the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) District 1 Caucus
Approved 22 New Members
Created a Legacy Fund through the Mobile Medical Endowment Trust