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Idaho Governor's Newsletter September 2020

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Lisa S. Inouye, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor

Lisa S. Inouye, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor


Physician Leadership

Congratulations to Clara Anil, MBBS, Member, who completed a Certificate in Physician Leadership For Hospital Medicine through an 18 month program sponsored by the ACP and the American Association for Physician Leadership. Her capstone project was on improving length of stay.

This is a great opportunity for those interested in expanding their leadership skills! For more information on the Certificate in Physician Leadership Program visit here

Apply online until 12/15/2020 for the January 2021 cohorts of both the Hospitalist and the Primary Care Internal Medicine Tracks.

For questions or more information, please contact us




The Idaho Chapter is now accepting nominations for the following awards for 2020:

Laureate Award - The Laureate Award honors those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.

Distinguished Teacher/Mentor Award - This award is given to a College Member or Fellow who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship of students, residents, or colleagues as demonstrated by a sustained commitment to providing personal and professional guidance to other health care professionals.

Distinguished Internist Award - The Distinguished Internist Award recognizes a College Member, Fellow or Master who has provided exceptional contributions to the science and art of Internal Medicine by demonstrating excellence and compassion in patient care, professionalism, humanistic values, and a lifelong dedication to teaching and learning.

Advocacy Award - This award is given to a College Member, Fellow or Master in recognition and appreciation of their many years of tireless service in both the health care and public advocacy realms through continued work in the local, state and national political arenas to support health care issues and concerns. This may reflect service through testifying to legislative committees, serving as a key contact or working with local and state agencies regarding reimbursement policy, updates, coding or any other matter affecting Idaho physicians.

Nominations will be accepted until September 18, 2020. Nominations should include a detailed write up on why this person deserves the award, which award you are nominating them for, and if possible, please include their CV.

Please email all nominations to: Kelly Hess



Resolutions for Fall 2020

We would like to thank you for your feedback regarding the 22 resolutions that will be heard at the Fall 2020 Board of Governors Meeting. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.



Congratulations to our New Fellows

Nicole R.Benz, Rathdrum
Ilana B. Shumsky, Boise
Joseph M Strobel, Idaho Falls



Welcome our New Members

Bryce Arnold, Idaho Falls
Christopher Bullard, Boise
Andrew Gardner, Post Falls
Joshua Hollabaugh, Boise
William Loome, Boise
Jennifer Miller, Boise
Elke Swakhammer, Boise



Welcome our New Resident/Fellows

Matthew J Baechle
Shay Beck
Chris Blaine
Kenneth Chapman
Pramod Chavali
Bryce Chavez
Alexander Combs
Isaac Ginsberg
Jason Harmon
Dale Keller
Irina Kratman
Braden Lawrence
Victor Liu
Jennifer Morkemo
Samantha Olsen
Olivia Roehling
Bradley Roth
Trevor Smith
Aaron Spurlock
Praveen Walaliyadda
Matthew Wolter
David Yun



Welcome our New Affiliates

Valerie Rounds, Coeur D Alene
Carolyn Shoemaker, Moscow



Welcome to our New Medical Student Members

Dominique Billingslea
Meagan Boll
Hannah Carter
Ryan Day
Marie Finkbeiner
Annika Kohlmeier
Patrick Mallea
Kara Pimental
Moon Ryu



Hindson Winter Conference 2021 Update

The Hindson Winter Conference will be a virtual event held January 15, 2021. Other virtual activities will be held before and after that. Any activities held before the 15th will be held after normal work hours. Watch your email for more information.



HHS Provides Learning Opportunity around Telemedicine

ACP Online, August 4, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a Telemedicine Hack, a multi-week learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation by ambulatory providers, with the goal of supporting wide adoption of telemedicine. The peer-to-peer learning community, taking place weekly through Sept 23, 2020 from 12:00-1:00pm ET is comprised of:

  • Remote learning sessions on key topics (e.g., workflows, documentation, reimbursement) highlighting best practices and case studies from the field
  • Virtual “office hour” discussion panels with case presenters, government agencies, topical experts, and stakeholder associations responding to your questions
  • Inter-session peer-to-peer learning facilitated via virtual discussion boards and ad hoc interest groups

ACP is an official sponsor of the Telemedicine Hack. For more information, click here

CME credits are available for attending, at no cost to participants.

Register Here



Idaho Chapter Social Media

The Idaho Chapter now has Instagram. Check it out at idahochapteracp

Please visit the Idaho Chapter's Facebook page . The page currently has over 150 followers from all over the world and is updated regularly with health news, interesting tidbits, and local news. Please feel free to let the executive director Kelly Hess know if you have any health care related events you would like mentioned on the page. We also have a Twitter account