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Events – Mar 2015

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Central Kentucky Heart Ball Honors Luther Deaton

LEXINGTON Nearly 600 corporate and medical professionals attended the 27th annual Central Kentucky Heart Ball on Friday, February 20, 2015. The event highlighted the breakthroughs in cardiovascular research, while raising funds to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke – no. 1 and No. 5 killers of men and women.

“The Heart Ball is one of our largest and most important events,” said Mike Turner, Special Events Director for the American Heart Association. The Heart Ball honored heart disease survivor and community leader, Luther Deaton, president of Central Bank, while celebrating the results of research, advocacy, and educational programs at work.

The evening also featured Metropolitan Opera singer Gregory Turay and raised a record $460,000 to support the American Heart Association.

All proceeds from the Heart Ball support the American Heart Association, which funds public and professional education, advocacy, and scientific research. Research funded by the association has yielded important discoveries such as CPR, life-extending drugs, pacemakers, bypass surgery, surgical techniques to repair heart defects, and more.

American Heart Association presents the Louisville Heart Ball

LOUISVLLE On Saturday, February 21, more than 700 community leaders and medical professionals gathered at the Louisville Heart Ball in the Downtown Marriott to raise funds for the American Heart Association. This black tie event highlighted the breakthroughs in cardiovascular research, while raising funds to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke – the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of men and women. The event raised $500,000 for the mission, which will be used to fund cardiovascular research, preventative education efforts, and advocacy initiatives in Kentucky.

First Meeting of 2015 for Blue Grass MGMA

LEXINGTON The first meeting of 2015 of Blue Grass MGMA was at Sal’s Restaurant in Lexington. The guest speaker was Francee Preston, senior consultant in Organizational Dynamics with State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (SVMIC). Preston’s topic was “Coping with Change during 2015.”

Preston discussed the different approaches to change such as “intellectualizing change,” which is an attempt to control it and creates pressure. An emotional approach to change, said Preston, usually induces stress. Preston cited the story of William Tell, who famously shot an apple off his son’s head with an arrow, to demonstrate the difference between “pressure and stress.” The father felt pressure to perform, while the son felt stress because he had no control over the situation.

Preston attributes the William Tell story to Liz Wiseman from her book Multipliers and realized it has a huge impact on change. Coping with change in the workplace takes intellectual and emotional energy, said Preston, and is similar to the grieving process with five stages: shock/fear, denial, frustration, depression, and finally acceptance. More on the grief process analogy is available in Changing Minds by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross.

New Blue Grass MGMA President Martina Denny, MHA, CMPE, practice administrator at Pediatric & Adolescent Associates, PSC, presided. More information on Blue Grass MGMA is available at

Lexington Medical Society Offers CME

LEXINGTON On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Joe Mull, author of Cure for the Common Leader: What Physicians & Managers Must Do to Engage & Inspire Healthcare Teams will present a leadership masterclass of the same name for Lexington Medical Society member physicians and their administrative managers at the Lexington Center from 8:30am to 4pm. Mr. Mull is the former head of Learning and Development for one of the largest physician groups in the country and is a leading authority on employee engagement in healthcare.

Cure for the Common Leader is an immersive leadership course that translates the latest research on employee engagement and motivation into seven actions physicians and managers must take to trigger effort and investment among healthcare employees.

This program is an exclusive member benefit for LMS member physicians, who are invited to attend at no cost. LMS members may bring their practice or office manager at no additional cost. The cost for non-member physicians is $300 and $150 for their office or practice manager. Breakfast and lunch are included. This event has been approved for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Additional information, including program objectives, and more, can be found on the Lexington Medical Society website, Seating is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.