KMA Special Supplement articles

Special issue for KMA members

Special issue for KMA members

A Letter from KMA Five years later, the benefits of strategic planning are evident to KMA’s newest employee. As Communications Director for the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA), I’d like to welcome you to this special supplement to Medical News. Being relatively new to the Association, working to put together these articles was a learning experience, as

KMA Focus – Training Physician Leaders

Since the implementation of Focus Forward, the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) has directed its member education and training on leadership skills and other non-clinical topics, with some clinical training mixed in.  The KMA’s Annual Meeting, for instance, used to include a variety of clinical topics. Now, the education offered at the meeting is known as

Advocacy as a Focus for KMA

The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) has had a long-standing presence in Frankfort, but member participation had trailed off over the years prior to the Focus Forward initiative.  And physicians were also leery of the political process. “Advocacy had to be a focus for the organization,” said Fred Williams, MD, who led the Focus Forward initiative. 

KMA has a Forward Focus

The success of its 2013 strategic planning session continues to inspire Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) members and staff. This year, while discussing potential themes for the organization’s 2018 Annual Meeting, Education Director Miranda Mosley and Communications Director Emily Schott kept coming back to Focus Forward, and decided that the association’s current work and direction reflected

Maurice J. Oakley makes eliminating barriers to care the focus of his KMA presidency

When Maurice J. Oakley, MD, an Ashland ophthalmologist, assumed the position of President of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Aug. 2017, he had several goals in mind. However, one stood out above the rest, and seemed to be intertwined with other issues plaguing physicians and patients across the state: