GLMS Update - May 2023
GLMS Update - May 2023
April 28, 2023
2023 President’s Celebration
This Sunday, we celebrated an excellent year of leadership under President Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor and Board Chair Dr. Brian Sosnin, while also welcoming Dr. Patricia Purcell as the incoming GLMS President. The GLMS Foundation also made a generous $100,000 donation to the Kentucky Science Center, where the event was held, for their new exhibit, Uniquely Human.
This year, Dr. Purcell wants to focus on empowering and uplifting you, our members, and moving us all from “I think I can…” to “I know I can!” For a full event recap and her goals for this upcoming year, check out upcoming issues of Louisville Medicine. 
GLMS All-Payer Roundtable
When: Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Norton Healthcare Learning Center – Hurstbourne Green - 9500 Ormsby Station Ste 200 Louisville, KY 40223
This event aims to provide an opportunity for clinicians and practice staff to hear updates directly from payer representatives and get answers to questions for all lines of business; Medicaid, Commercial, Marketplace and Medicare Advantage. All lines of business will be covered with reps from Anthem, Caresource, Humana, Molina (Passport), United Healthcare and Wellcare. Aetna Better Health Medicaid and the KY Dept for Medicaid Services will also be represented.
For any questions or to see if there are still spaces available to RSVP, please contact Stephanie Woods, Director of Practice Support at or 502-736-6350.
We’re looking forward to a great day of outdoor fun next Saturday with hikes, face painting, games, snacks and more at Iroquois Park. Security will be present for the entirety of this event.
You’re Invited! RSVP by June 22
RSVP by June 22nd at the phone or email provided below.
2023-2024 Election Results
Congratulations to all those chosen in the 2023 Election to serve GLMS over the upcoming year! Dr. Lewis Hargett was elected to President-Elect, Dr. Thomas Higgins was elected to Vice President and Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg was elected to Treasurer. For a list of all positions elected including At-Large Board Members, KMA Delegates and Nominating Committee, please see page 12 in this month’s Louisville Medicine. 
Save the Dates – KMA Annual Meeting and Policy & Advocacy Team Meetings
The 2023 KMA Annual Meeting will be held August 25-27 at the Marriott Louisville East. For more information and to register, please visit the KMA website here.
The Policy & Advocacy Team will meet three times this summer to craft resolutions for the KMA Annual Meeting. Those meetings will be June 8, June 29, and July 13 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information or for the link to meetings, please contact Kathryn Vance at
Congratulations to the Spear Essay Contest Winners! 
Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor and resident Dr. Erin McCoy, this year’s winners of the Richard Spear, MD, Memorial Essay Contest! This year’s topic was “The Best Part of My Day” The winning essays will be printed in the July edition of Louisville Medicine.
2023 GLMS Foundation Doctor’s Cup
This year’s golf scramble will be held on Monday, Sept. 25 at Hurstbourne Country Club where our Foundation will be awarding $100,000 in scholarships to UofL medical students! Sign up today to be a sponsor and enjoy a day of golf and networking while helping give back. For more information or to register to play, visit
GLMS Foundation Senior Physicians Speaker Series
Dr. Shiao Y. Woo, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine  – Cyberknife and its Application
Tues., June 6, 2023 at noon via Zoom.
Join link:
Meeting ID: 859 2677 2844 #

Call In: 1-646-931-3860 (Use the Meeting ID and press pound (#) after entering)
RSVP by replying to this email or calling 502-736-6366.
The Annual Report is in! In this issue of Louisville Medicine, Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor says her farewell as GLMS President, and we look at the accomplishments of GLMS and the GLMS Foundation over the last year. This issue also features fan-favorite book and movie reviews, plus articles about bunco and telekinesis! Read more in this issue of Louisville Medicine here.
Dr. Who
Known for his out of the box solutions, Dr. Terry Cohen is somewhat of a “baby whisperer” in neonatology. After finishing his training in Cincinnati, Dr. Cohen returned home to Louisville, now practicing with Norton Children’s Neonatology. He tries to find common ground with his patient’s parents, to show them that even while their baby is in the often-intimidating NICU, the providers are “regular people” just like them, instilling trust. Read more about his journey to where he is today in this month’s Dr. Who.
Louisville Medicine upcoming themes:
August (due 7/1) – Paying it Forward – How have you helped someone else? How have you made a difference in someone else being successful? Directly or indirectly? Advocacy work? Teaching students? A role in GLMS or other membership organization?
September (due 8/1) – What Makes You Happy? – Knowing that positive relationships keep us happier, what healthy life practices make you happy? Is it helping others? Advocacy? A favorite hobby? What do you enjoy?
October (due 9/1) – A Day in the Life – This time of year, we often think of dressing up in costumes and for a moment we get to be someone else. If you could be anyone else or dress up as someone else…who would that be and why? What would you do with one day in their shoes? Bonus: submit photos of your favorite/most creative Halloween costumes from over the years
To see a full list of upcoming themes including November 2023 – April 2024, check out the May issue of Louisville Medicine! Please reach out to Kathryn Vance at if you’d like to share your thoughts in an upcoming issue.
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