Welcome from Alliance President Marisa Mercer

On behalf of myself and the TCMSA board, I would like to thank you for your continued membership, and if you have just joined-welcome! Every one of you is vital to the success of the Alliance just by being a member. No matter what stage you are in your life, we are here to provide opportunity for involvement, community and friendship. In February 2020 we were able to celebrate our 100th year anniversary at the Medicine Ball and honor our past presidents before COVID-19 shut us down.

Consequently, our focus had to change: end the pandemic. We met virtually, helped distribute PPE, advocated for vaccination through education in social media, and participated in virtual First Tuesdays at the Capital to promote medicine-friendly legislation. Our Alliance assisted the Tarrant County Health Department in the monumental task of vaccinating our county by volunteering over 400 hours in covid vaccine clinic support.

In the spirit of “the glass is half full,” we came together to work towards ending the pandemic by adapting creatively through virtual meetings and social media. Discovering new talents, hobbies and insights into ourselves, family and friends. We realized that it is the simple things that really matter and that we need community.

I’m honored to serve as president of the Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance to build upon its mission to enhance the lives and health of Texans through education and advocacy. My goals this year are to fund our community health projects while also promoting member growth and fostering comradery. We kick off the year on November 13th with The Party of Medicine Casino Night at Rahr Brewery and in March we celebrate our 12th Annual Medicine Ball in honor of Doctor’s Day. Please join us as we gather in person to celebrate the family of medicine.

Sincerely, Marisa