SCMS President’s Message: December 2017

As we look forward to a new year and the election of our Snohomish County Medical Society board of trustees, we have experienced the successful transition to 50% virtual board meetings. As Snohomish County welcomes a new family medicine residency at Sea Mar-Community Health Centers in Everett Washington, we have established funding of a grant award for a resident community project.

The next generation, with assistance from the SCMS, will guide us to better serve our patient and community needs. Residents will also be encouraged to develop “citizenship” by participating in our interface with the WSMA Legislative Day, Leadership Training, and the House of Delegates. We are also providing input into the North Sound ACH (Accountable Community of Health), as all nine regional ACHs have submitted plans for their vision of the future health care.

I encourage any SCMS member to contact me to explore ideas you may have to participate in our Society’s activities. Better still, submit your name as a candidate for our upcoming election to the Board of Trustees. If you have any questions about joining us as a board of trustee, please contact our SCMS executive, Linda Krause, at (206) 956-3624 or by email at:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Gerald N. Yorioka, M.D.