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The Lehigh County Medical Society, founded in 1852, serves as an avenue to unite Lehigh County physicians into a single body to advocate for health policy that provides the highest standard of healthcare for the people of Lehigh County. A membership-based, not-for-profit non-partisan organization, the LCMS welcomes all physicians, from all specialties, to join and benefit from the professional and social opportunities that the society offers. "We speak your language. We will help you with your problems."
The mission of the Lehigh County Medical Society is to encourage physicians and healthcare professionals to have the highest moral and ethical standards, to counsel and censure them when necessary, to serve as a strong and united voice for our Lehigh County physicians, our patients and our community, to promote healthful living and well-being and to advance the highest standards of healthcare and service in our region through education, service and advocacy. The vision of the Lehigh County Medical Society is to be a relevant and influential leader in the Pennsylvania Medical Society, to unite our physicians and empower them to deliver compassionate, ethical and evidence-based healthcare of the highest quality and value to our community.
41 Young Physicians Among the Best Named to 2017 “Pennsylvania’s Top Physicians Under 40” List
(Harrisburg, Pa. – 8/22/17) When it comes to the practice of medicine and caring for patients, 41 physicians from throughout Pennsylvania who are under the age of 40 won’t allow their youth to be a hurdle in what they can accomplish.
In fact, the 41 physicians named to this year’s Pennsylvania’s Top Physicians Under 40 by the Pennsylvania Medical Society have demonstrated a significant amount of success for someone so early into a medical career.
Those selected were chosen by a committee of physicians after being nominated for outstanding contributions to the practice of medicine and the delivery of patient care, despite being early in their medical careers. Nominations came from colleagues.
According to Charles Cutler, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, this award is one of several efforts by his organization to recognize the special place Pennsylvania has in training physicians and to encourage physicians to stay and practice in Pennsylvania.
Among other projects at the Pennsylvania Medical Society to encourage early career physicians to stay in the state are advocating for physician-led team-based care, meaningful tort reform, increased medical residency training positions, and medical school student loan forgiveness programs for those willing to practice in rural and/or underserved areas of the Commonwealth.
“In a state like Pennsylvania, the young talent we have throughout the health care spectrum is outstanding, but these 41 individuals are going to be the ones to watch in upcoming years,” says Dr. Cutler.
In Lehigh County the following physicians have been named to this honor;
Amy Depuy, MD (Lehigh County) – As an OB/GYN at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Dr. Depuy has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her department. She is credited with being an electronic medical records champion during a recent implementation. It was also noted that she led an effort to implement a pathway for maternity care in the ambulatory setting to standardize testing and antenatal education across 10 offices and a division of more than 30 physicians.
Jeffrey Radecki, MD (Lehigh County) – A physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Dr. Radecki was nominated for advocacy work at the Capitol to improve patient access to comprehensive rehabilitative care. Through his legislative initiative, he often provides volunteer leadership in the areas of strategic planning and media planning. Clinically, Dr. Radecki is considered by his peers as a leader in spinal conditions.
Local physician wins Humaneness in Medicine Award from Lehigh County Medical Society
Aminatu Akande MD, a fourth-year resident on obstetrics and gynecology with the Lehigh Valley Health Network, was named the recipient of the 2017 Humaneness in Medicine Award, presented by the Lehigh County Medical Society.
This award is presented to a Lehigh County medical resident or fellow who has best displayed the ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and health care colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.
Dr. Akande was nominated for the award by Amanda Flicker MD, chief of obstetrics and ob/gyn residency program director at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
According to Dr. Flicker, “Throughout her years of training at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Dr. Akande has always demonstrated compassion and commitment to outstanding care for her patients, and she has the ability to tailor her approach to best suit the needs and understanding of her patients.”
The Lehigh County Medical Society announces that it is accepting nominations for the For Humaneness in Medicine Award.
The objective of the award is to highlight and reinforce the significance of humanistic qualities among residents and/or fellows of all specialties in Lehigh County. The existence of a caring, compassionate culture in the educational environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such virtues in the doctor-patient relationship.
This award is presented to the resident or fellow who has best displayed the Lehigh County Medical Society’s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence. Nomination Deadline, February 1, 2018. Click here to download submission form.