CSOM PRESIDENT'S PAGE
2012-2013 President: William Mandell, DO, JD
President's Message - November 2012
It seems like the year shot by. I was in the middle of the summer and now I am planning for the New Year. CSOM has had its challenges with declining membership, reduced corporate support for our CME, and its resulting financial implications. I appreciate those members that continue to be part of the society year after year. I am proud and thankful for the work that Terry and Rachel have done to keep us moving forward. We have strong board leadership and a strategy to increase membership and obtain funds for our CME.
CME in the City will start again this fall and we sold out registration! If our CME programs ever went away, I think how hard it would be to scramble to achieve my CME requirements. Our winter CME is shaping up to be an excellent program. There is already some snow in the mountains for those that will hit the slopes. Lift tickets are available through the society for those that want to ski or ride.
For those practicing physicians, we understand there are significant changes in the way you deliver care. CSOM strives to be a resource for you, educate you, and protect your ability to practice. We are always looking for feedback, and volunteers to be in a position of leadership. Please let Terry or Rachel know if you want to get involved. I am hoping to see you soon in Golden and Copper.
William Mandell, DO, JD is one of 3 medical directors for United Healthcare of Colorado. He has been in that position since March, 2009. His primary responsibility is to oversee care for their hospitalized patients.
Dr. Mandell graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and practiced as a board certified Family Practitioner for 35 years. He also received a law degree from the University of LaVerne College of Law in Burbank, Ca., and practiced Healthcare Law for 5 years. He is certified in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review and a fellow of the American Institute of Healthcare Quality. He has previous experience as a medical director for several IPA’s and an HMO.
Dr. Mandell has served on the CSOM Board of Trustees for four years and has served as the Chair of the Bylaws Committee. He has also served for 6 years on the board of the El Paso County Medical Society and Colorado Medical Society, and was President of the El Paso County Medical Society. Dr. Mandell has also served in many leadership positions as part of community service.