What is the MSACW
The goal of the MSACW is to promote and advocate for our members’ involvement in the provision of medical care, to represent the interests of our members, and to support member engagement on campus.
General Membership meetings are held quarterly, with elections for the Executive Board taking place during the December meeting.
What is MASES
President, Dr. James Chen
Dr. Chen is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist who joined Children & Women’s in 2007. He completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital, after meandering around the US for schooling at various levels. He grew up in rural Illinois, originally striving to emulate his family practitioner father but fatefully veering into just about the furthest specialty from primary care.
Within the hospital, he has served as Assistant Dept. Head, chaired the Surgical Suites Advisory Committee, and was involved in BCW Redevelopment as a member (and eventual Co-Chairperson) of the Clinical Planning and Delivery Team. His academic interests lie in perioperative anxiety, change management, and lean methodology.
The MSA Presidency is his first real involvement with the Medical Staff Association – which shows that anyone can contribute!
Vice President, Dr. Myles Cassidy
*this bio was written by Dr. Chen and details have not been independently verified
Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Li Wang
As the secretary treasurer, her focus is to manage both the Medical Staff Association funds as well as the MASES funds to support engagement activities. Her goal is to engage, inspire, and empower more medical staff to get involved in PHSA decisions and share their voices. Dr. Wang hopes that every medical staff member feels that they work in an equitable, respectful, and pleasant work environment and are proud of the quality of patient care they provide.
Past President, Dr. Linda Casey
Project Manager: Roya Yamini
Project Coordinator: Evita Mora Perea
Our 2022 Vision
- Rebuild MSA capabilities and function, including dues payment and admin team.
- Improve communication within and amongst MSA membership.
- Increase Engagement by MSA members, by participation in working groups and activities.
- Advocate for increased clinician input into Health Authority planning.
What’s the difference between the MSA and the MAC?
In contrast to the MSA, the Medical Advisory Committee is charged with monitoring the effectiveness and quality of the care provided on campus, maintenance of professional standards by the Medical Staff, and enacting disciplinary measures as needed. It is an entirely separate organization. The members of the MAC are appointed by, and are responsible to, the Board of Directors of the PHSA. As the representative of the MSA members, the MSACW President sits on both the local C&W MAC as well as the Health Authority MAC (HAMAC) to ensure your voice is heard. If interested, you can read more about the MAC in Section 8 (p.70) of the PHSA Rules.
MSACW Dues Payment
Pay your MSACW dues online using our secure portal.