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ISMA elects officers, AMA delegation members

Posted on 9/16/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) elected its 2020 officers and five American Medical Association (AMA) delegation members Sunday at its 171st Annual Convention. The event was held virtually, due to the public health emergency caused by th

Physicians applaud Indiana’s face mask mandate to contain COVID-19

Posted on 7/22/2020
The following is a statement from Dr. Lisa Hatcher, MD, president of the Indiana State Medical Association in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement that face masks will be mandated statewide for Hoosiers effective July 27.

OrthoIndy joins Indiana State Medical Association

Posted on 7/15/2020
OrthoIndy, one of the most highly respected orthopedic practices in the Midwest with more than 80 physicians, has joined the Indiana State Medical Association. The nationally ranked, physician-owned hospital provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine a

Time to ‘Check-In for a Check-Up’ with Hoosier Doctors

Posted on 7/1/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association is stepping up to get Hoosiers “back on track” for better health with a new public service campaign. By encouraging patients to Check-In for a Check-Up, ISMA is reminding people about the importance of preventive

ISMA Connects Hoosier Doctors with Protective Equipment

Posted on 6/11/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association has announced a new program to supply individual medical offices with the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to safely treat patients and protect their staff.

Ripley County health officer re-elected to national leadership role

Posted on 6/9/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association is proud to announce that past president David Welsh, MD, MBA, was re-elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health.

Reduced Patient Volumes from COVID-19 Strain Medical Practices

Posted on 5/3/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association released a report today that describes a significant drop in patient visits with people delaying care and putting themselves at risk for worse outcomes.

Indiana Allows Physicians to Resume Some Elective Procedures

Posted on 4/21/2020
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced plans Monday to loosen restrictions that would allow certain elective medical procedures to proceed during the COVID-19 pandemic.