PCMS Board of Directors Statement of Race & Health Equity
Pueblo County Medical Society (PCMS) was founded in 1881. From the beginning, the founders of PCMS encouraged its members to be involved in all aspects of community life, advocated for healing the sick and wounded, and promoted the advancement of health and social equity throughout Pueblo, Colo. Early in our history, female doctors and physicians from minority communities joined our society, held prominent positions on our board of directors, and some ascended to our presidency. PCMS members and staff have contributed countless hours to promoting and advancing the art and science of medicine both locally and in surrounding areas. Our society currently serves over 320 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants through educational, advocacy, and networking events.
PCMS is Opposing So-Called "Marijuana Lounges"
On May 29, 2019, Governor Polis signed into law House Bill 19-1230 which allows public marijuana consumption. The new law allows, but does not require, Colorado municipalities and counties to allow certain kinds of public use. This means that Pueblo now has the opportunity to prioritize the health of its citizens over allowing the cannabis industry to profit in the face of adversely affecting the health of Puebloans. Click here for more information.
Pioneers of the Society
In his book, A Brief Scan of the Minutes of the Pueblo County Medical Society, historian, Dr. Harvey Phelps, MD, stated, "The knowledge of good work should be preserved and extended." How true this is, especially when it relates to the pioneer physicians of Pueblo County Medical Society.
Take a moment to watch our video: Pioneers: Pueblo County Medical Society, 1881-1929