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IHA, ISMA, ISNA Urge Hoosiers to Get COVID Vaccine this Holiday Season as Hospitalizations Surge

Posted on 11/30/2021
As statewide hospitalizations surge, the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA), and Indiana State Nurses Association (ISNA) are urging Hoosiers who are not yet vaccinated to get their shots this holiday season t

Former state Senator John Ruckelshaus joins Indiana State Medical Association

Posted on 11/5/2021
Former Indiana state Senator John Ruckelshaus has joined the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) as vice president of government affairs.

ISMA elects physician officers, AMA delegation members

Posted on 9/17/2021
The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) elected its officers and American Medical Association (AMA) delegation members at its 172nd Annual Convention, held Sept. 10-12, 2021.

Local physicians elected to leadership roles with Indiana State Medical Association

Posted on 7/15/2021
The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) released the results of annual elections held by its 13 districts for 2021-2022. The elections were held at virtual district meetings where local members selected a district president and, in some district

ISMA’s statement on Gov. Holcomb’s veto of SEA 5

Posted on 5/5/2021
The following is a statement from Julie Reed, JD, executive vice president of Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA), after Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 5:

Indiana physicians applaud state tax on e-cigarettes

Posted on 4/21/2021
The following is a statement from Roberto Darroca, MD, president of Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) following the release of the Indiana state budget, which includes a tax on e-cigarettes.

IDOH prepares to distribute COVID-19 vaccine to physicians

Posted on 4/15/2021
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available in large enough supplies that the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) will soon be able to distribute doses to physicians to administer.

Indiana health care providers urge Governor Holcomb to support $2 cigarette tax increase

Posted on 1/13/2021
ISMA was one of 22 health care organizations that sent a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb today urging him to prioritize a cigarette tax increase in the 2021 legislative session and increase investments in public health.