Medical Society Installs 2013 Officers
By Space Coast Medicine & Active Living // January 20, 2013
BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Medical Society installed their 2013 officers on Friday, January 18 during a dinner ceremony held at the Suntree Country Club.
Judge Michael Rudisill of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court inducted Dr. John H. Potomski as 2013 President of the Medical Society. Dr. Potomski is the Medical Director of Osler Geriatrics and succeeds Dr. Ara Deukmedjian.
Other officers inducted for 2013 included Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos as President Elect, Dr. Devin Datta as Vice President, Dr. Piyush Joshi as Secretary and Dr. James Glenn as Treasurer. Dr. David Badolato and the Honorable David Weldon, MD were appointed to the Board of Governors.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Capt. Adam Hollingsworth, and the Invocation was led by Father Robert Bruckart, Director of Health First Pastoral Care.
Space Coast Honor Flights made an informative presentation of their services, and a community news report was presented by Senator Mike Haridopolos and the Honorable David Weldon, MD. Dr. Potomski also recognized Joan Burritt, ARNP for Osler Geriatrics, with a retirement plaque for her professional service and also presented her with a bouquet of roses.
DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS & GUESTS
Guests included Dr. David Smith and Aaron Preston of Life Care Center of Melbourne, Jeanette Skinner of Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne, Dr. Zaki Elmaghraby and Dr. Rao Kopuri. Nancy Deardorff and Dr. Anthony Lombardo were also in attendance, as well as Jeffrey Fisher, Executive Director of the Brevard County Medical Director’s Association.
BCMS past presidents present included Dr. Steve Badolato, Dr. Lance Grenevicki, Dr. Lisa Cosgrove, Dr. Jose Reilova, Dr. Eugene Wawrzyniak and Dr. Glenn Bryan.
Dr. Potomoski served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, and added personal and professional tributes to many of the distinguished guests and past BCMS officers in attendance.
The event was sponsored by The Doctors Company, OROS Risk Solutions, Biocodex USA, Gentiva, Hospice of Health First, Hospice of St. Francis and Kindred Healthcare.
Brevard County Medical Society Established In 1904
The Brevard County Medical Society is a professional and scientific organization of medical and osteopathic physicians in Brevard County, Florida that was established in 1904. The organization is the local affiliate of the Florida Medical Association, and is a member of the Federation of Medicine.
“Although membership is voluntary, physicians choose to join because they know that team efforts are most effective in attaining their goal of quality medical care for Brevardians and all Floridians,” said Shelley Stuven, Executive Director.
“Brevard County Medical Society Society members understand that quality medical care means being involved in patient advocacy, public information and health education, and community health affairs.”
The goals of the Brevard County Medical Society are:
• To serve as the voice of medicine,
• To maintain our role as a trusted community resource and leader,
• To provide strong governmental advocacy,
• To protect, improve and strengthen practice viability.
The Brevard County Medical Society provides an environment for physicians to come together to try to find solutions to problems facing their patients. It also provides a forum for open discussion of important socioeconomic issues facing physicians, medical practices and patients.