The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of May 4,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 34




June 3

BCMS New Member Welcome

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Mix and Mingle Party

The Argyle Club

934 Patterson Ave.

San Antonio

For information and registration,

click here



Sept. 24

BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Hilton at the Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410

CME and legislative updates 



Oct. 16

BCMS Auto Show

BCMS office parking lot, 6243 IH-10W

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Complimentary buffet and cocktail party; new model vehicles; family and friends welcome



Oct. 2-3

BCMS Fishing Trip

Rockport, Texas

For information and pricing, contact Mark Lachenauer at (210) 301-4391



Nov. 1

BCMS Women in Medicine Appreciation

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade 

Speaker Dr. Robin Eickhoff, style show, gifts and prizes



Update on status

of DPS renewals synch 


Following a three-month delay, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports it is beginning to synchronize physicians' controlled substances registration (CSR) expiration dates with their Texas Medical Board (TMB) license expiration dates. 


To learn more, click here


For local discussion on this and other advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting



Methodist Healthcare to receive 

Texas Award 

for Performance Excellence


Methodist Healthcare will receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) from the Quality Texas Foundation in ceremonies June 23. 


The award represents the highest level of quality an organization can achieve in Texas, and uses the same criteria and process as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Methodist is the first healthcare system in South Texas to receive the award. 


Methodist officials will accept the award next month at the Texas Quest for Excellence Conference in Addison, Texas. They will use the results of a detailed report from the Quality Texas Foundation to prepare for the national Baldrige process. 


"This award is a validation of the hard work our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members have accomplished over the past year in Methodist Healthcare's journey to excellence," said Jaime Wesolowski, Methodist Healthcare president and CEO

Click on these links to read more about the Quality Texas Foundation and Methodist Healthcare.









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This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends sponsor at the silver level, but it is not an endorsement. Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members. The society continues its pledge to you and only will involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.





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