Membership Committee

The SOCCA Membership Committee would like to welcome all of our current members, as well as, new Critical Care Anesthesiology faculty and fellows to the 2019 academic year!

Overall, our current membership remains strong. Maintaining a strong and engaged membership is important to the long-term health of SOCCA. We’ve been able to maintain this strong membership level because of you! Thank you!

The SOCCA Membership Committee is dedicated to not only increasing our Society’s membership but also to evaluating and highlighting how we energize and improve current SOCCA membership offerings to meet the evolving needs of our members.

One of the key components in this process is the membership survey, which we hope all of you have recently received and completed. From the survey we hope to get honest feedback about how SOCCA can return more value to each of our members, whether it be providing you with assistance in your everyday critical care practice or by addressing, systematically, more complex issues such as ICU coverage models or the growth of your hospital’s Critical Care Anesthesiology practice.

These are exciting times for critical care anesthesiologists. We are, in general, experiencing high demand for services while being asked to do more with less. In fact, members report an increasing desire to build or start critical care anesthesiology programs in medium-sized and smaller community hospitals that are trying to provide comprehensive care without the staffing and resources that are often available in larger academic medical centers and systems. SOCCA, its Membership Committee, and many others are evaluating ways to help you!

We are working with other committees and leaders in our Society to grow SOCCA into the resource you utilize for many different administrative, clinical and educational issues and problems you encounter. If you have ideas, thoughts or suggestions to improve the way SOCCA interacts with the Membership, please feel free to contact any the Membership Committee leadership, Steve Surgenor (Stephen.d.surgenor@hitchcock.org) or Carlee Clark (clarca@musc.edu).

Authors

Stephen D. Surgenor, MD
Darthmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Carlee Clark, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina