August 2022

In this Issue...

Prepare Your Office for Drought Conditions
Did You Notice Something Missing?
Ethics CME 2023 Legislative Overview
Focus on Savings - Austin FC and Round Rock Express
Dr. Timothy George Scholarship
TMA's Distinguished Speaker Series
Volunteer at We Are Blood
Dell Medical School

Prepare Your Office for Drought Conditions
Critical drought conditions have been predicted to continue for months, which may have an impact on already stressed water and power systems. DSHS encourages hospital and healthcare facilities to prepare by having an emergency water supply (potable, non-potable, bottled water, bulk water, etc.) plan and emergency back-up AC/chiller system.
Contact your Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator for any healthcare planning assistance needs by contacting the On-Call Duty Officer at 512-926-6184, option 9 or via email.
If you are interested in participating in the healthcare coalition, contact Bethany Shaw.

Did You Notice Something Missing?
If you received the July/August TCMS Journal, that had sections of print missing throughout the magazine – don’t worry! A corrected issue should be in your mailbox or at the front desk. Recycle the first one and enjoy the complete version.
You may also view the online version here.

August 11 Virtual Business of Medicine Ethics CME Presentation with TMA President, Dr. Gary Floyd
It’s an understatement to say the upcoming Texas Legislative Session will impact physicians and patients. Learn what’s on the horizon for medicine and what TMA’s viewpoints and strategies will be to work toward an improved health care landscape in Texas.
Date: Thursday, August 11
Time: Noon to 1:00 PM

Saturday, August 13 Austin FC Tickets Still Available!
There is one week left to purchase tickets for the upcoming Austin FC match vs. Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, August 13th at 8pm. We would love everyone to be in attendance so we can represent TCMS!

Click here  to access tickets to the match and use code TCMS813 when purchasing.
To purchase tickets please follow these instructions:
1. Click here  to access tickets to the match
2. Click “Use Access Code”
• For mobile devices, click “filters” then “Use Access Code”
• Enter the code TCMS813 to access the exclusive offer

Round Rock Express Tickets: Come out for a spell! "Wizarding Night" at the ballpark with magic themed fireworks after the game!
It's magic--don your best wizarding gear and enjoy "Wizarding Night" with the Round Rock Express. Tickets are available to the game using the special TCMS promo code. The Express will be playing the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres).
Friday, August 19, 7 pm

Use coupon code: TCMS ROCKS (Unlocks discounted seat option)

Encourage Applications for the ABPA’s

Dr. Timothy George Scholarship
Since 2018, ABPA has awarded over $59,000 in scholarships for MCAT prep courses to Black students pursuing medical school. We need your help in making students aware of this opportunity. Applications close on Oct. 14 and awardees will be announced in November. Learn more.

TMA’s Distinguished Speaker Series: “The State of Public Health in Texas”
Featuring Commissioner, Texas Dept. of State Health Services John Hellerstedt, MD and moderated by Texas Public Health Coalition Chair, Jason Terk, MD

Date: Thursday, August 11
Time: Complimentary lunch at 11:30 am, presentation is from noon to 1 pm
Place: TMA’s Thompson Auditorium, 401 W 15th Street, Austin
(Also streaming on Facebook Live).

Craving a Summer Road Trip?
We Are Blood is currently looking for Transportation Specialist volunteers! Volunteers come to the 4300 N. Lamar Blvd. Donor Center, pick up one of the We Are Blood vehicles, and perform scheduled pickups of blood from mobile blood drives and satellite donation sites, delivering them back to the lab at our North Lamar location for processing and testing.
Volunteering to transport blood is an excellent way to make an impact in our community. And, since mobile blood drives happen throughout our 10-county region, it's also a great way to see our beautiful Central Texas countryside.
Learn more about We Are Blood volunteer opportunities.

Dell Medical School Update

Meet the Class of 2026: Dell Med’s newest class of medical students are united by a shared goal: health transformation to benefit all. They bring global perspectives to their own experiences seeking quality, compassionate health care, and already count accomplishments like founding health nonprofits and service in the Navy. Meet five students now.

To provide early intervention for young adults struggling to access mental health support in Central Texas, Dell Med’s Center for Youth Mental Health has teamed up with Austin Community College District to launch a new mental health pilot called the Amplify Center.