WCMS announces its 2012 foundation board chair and officers

From the press release:

Brentley Jeffries, MD has been elected Chair of the 2012 Foundation Board of Directors of the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS). Dr. Jeffries is an active member with the Western Carolina Medical Society. He has served on the Foundation Board since 2010, becoming vice-chair in 2011. Dr. Jeffries is board certified and practices at Asheville Gastroenterology Associates.

Other officers of the 2012 WCMS Foundation Board are Winfield Word-Sims, MD, Chair Elect, board certified nephrologist at Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Associates; Ms. Jill LaBelle, Treasurer, Practice Manager with Community Family Practice and Ms. Leah Broker, Secretary, with Broker and Hamrick, PA.

“We are pleased that such high quality professionals and long-standing community leaders have taken the leadership roles in our Foundation this year,” notes Miriam Schwarz, CEO of the Western Carolina Medical Society

The WCMS Foundation is the physician and community-led charitable arm of the medical society, addressing issues of access to quality healthcare, disparities in health, and health & wellness. The Foundation’s nationally-recognized flagship program, Project Access, is a comprehensive volunteer primary and specialty physician network, providing access to healthcare at no charge for low-income, uninsured residents of Buncombe County. The WNC Interpreter Network addresses disparities in health due to linguistic barriers.

The Buncombe County Medical Society was established in 1885 by area physicians. Since then, the society has carried out its mission of advocacy, creating the high quality of healthcare we now enjoy. Regional expansion of the Medical Society in 2011 was the impetus behind the name change to the Western Carolina Medical Society. An innovator, collaborator and community partner, WCMS is committed to supporting and advocating for physicians across Western North Carolina.

For more information about WCMS go to www.mywcms.org or, call 828-274-2267.


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