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Monday, September 22, 2008

TMA RAISING FUNDS TO HELP IKE-DAMAGED PRACTICES REBUILD, RECONNECT

We continue to survey the damage Hurricane Ike wrought on physician practices in Houston, Galveston, and East Texas. As we did following Hurricane Rita in 2005, TMA is putting together a disaster relief program to help physicians rebuild their practices and begin treating patients as quickly as possible. Along with the Harris and Montgomery county medical societies, we have several assessment surveys in the field. But we know that communication is still spotty in the storm-damaged areas. Please send any information about hurricane-damaged practices, and what help or services they need to reopen, to CJ Bradford in TMA’s Public Health Department. We hope to announce details of the relief program soon. Meanwhile, for insight into what our physicians have seen and done on the ground, please read the “Voices of Ike” feature on the TMA blog. If you have more stories to add, please send them our way.

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