Co-Leader: Charlotte O’Leary, MD
Co-Leader: Karl Slazinski
Co-Leader: Brendan Malik
The Tampa Bay Area Chapter, originally called the Western Florida Chapter, was established in December 2012. In the spring of 2015, the chapter decided to expand its geography and become the Tampa Bay Area Chapter. Below you will find meeting details about the most recent chapter events.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 the Western Florida Chapter met at Malio’s Prime Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida. Jordan Messler, MD, gave an excellent talk on the Choosing Wisely® Campaign, which was very well received. Dr. Deruelle then explained the SGR fix and handed out on overview where the group voted unanimously to support.
Dr. Deruelle also solicited potential candidates for succession of presidency. Overall, the Chapter had a great evening and was excited to expand to the Tampa Bay area.
On Thursday, June 13, 2013, the Western Florida Chapter met at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion in Tampa, Florida. The Chapter had an interactive dinner meeting with Dr. Deruelle leading a talk with slides and a presentation on the ACA and its upcoming implications in hospitals and hospitalists. There was an excellent exchange of thoughts and ideas from all who attended.
An update was done on those who attended the SHM National Meeting in Washington, DC. There was a need for another officer for this Chapter and Barry Zalmon, DO, with ACH Hospitalists, Brandon, Florida agreed to be an officer.
The Chapter discussed the need to pursue more nationally known speakers and commence the next meeting in three to four months at a location closer to the Brandon, Florida area to get more attendance and grow the Chapter.
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