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5/31/2016 Member News
LOCAL VASCULAR SURGEON ATTENDS NATIONAL SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON, DC

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DATE: May 31, 2016

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Michelle Frasik-Wilczynski (989) 894-3813
Michelle.frasik@mclaren.org


LOCAL VASCULAR SURGEON ATTENDS NATIONAL SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON, DC

Bay City, MI – Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, RPVI, attended the American College of Surgeons (ACS) fifth annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 9–12, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. The Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates comprehensive and specialized sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader, followed by interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional leaders. Dr. Mouawad is a Vascular Surgeon at McLaren Bay Region, Bay City, MI and is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Michigan State University.

Dr. Mouawad attended the meeting with fellow physicians Mark Puls, MD (Alpena); Donn Schroder, MD (St John; Detroit); Amalia Stefanou, MD (Henry Ford; Detroit) and Majid Aized, MD (Detroit), as part of the State of Michigan delegation.

The group met with United States Senator Gary Peters (D-MI); U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Congressman Dan Benishek, MD, (R-MI); and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI).

The ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit provides a forum to:

Advocate to improve health care
Engage influential decision makers
Connect with ACS leaders and learn how to get involved
Lead discussions on innovative ways to face leadership and surgical challenges
Enhance leadership skills by attending professional development sessions

About McLaren Health Care:
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.