Posts for: March, 2021
The Pueblo County Medical Society is proud to support our physician members. Last month, John E. Thomas, MD, a family physician in Pueblo who cares for patients through a Direct Primary Care clinic, recognized a need at the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site run by the Pueblo County Department of Public Health and Environment. Many of the volunteers administering shots in freezing temperatures had to wear surgical gloves and couldn’t warm their hands by wearing winter gloves. Drawing from his years of living through frigid Wisconsin winters, his pre-medicine career in construction and his compassionate heart, Dr. Thomas thought hand warmers such as HotHands would be helpful to supply.
In a call to renew his PCMS dues with PCMS CEO Cheryl Law, he mentioned his idea. Cheryl expanded the idea with PDPHE to a hand warmer donation drive. As Dr. Thomas says, “Cheryl is the person you want to share those ideas with because she’s one who will run with it.” PCMS is grateful to Dr. Thomas and all PCMS members who participated in the drive, and we invite all members to contact PCMS at any time with ideas for supporting physicians and patients.
The PCMS Board of Directors voted last month to increase visibility and brand awareness in the community, and events like this achieve this directive and help to support the trust and goodwill your patients have for all physicians. PCMS was founded in 1881 by local physicians for local physicians to make a significant difference in Pueblo. Ms. Law envisions the Board’s “take ownership” focus as helping PCMS to return to its roots more quickly, recognized as Pueblo's longstanding medical society as embodying medical professionals “wrought, wise and faithful!”