Dr. Nancy Cummings Appointed to National Ethics Committee
Addresses issues of medical ethics and professionalism in orthopaedics
March 31, 2010
Franklin Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nancy Cummings, was appointed to the ethics committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its recent annual meeting. The committee serves as a resource and provides guidance to AAOS regarding issues of medical ethics and professionalism in orthopaedics.
Among the charges of the 10-person committee are: to oversee the Principles of Medical Ethics in Orthopaedic Surgery and Code of Ethics for Orthopaedic Surgeons and recommend revisions to the Board of Directors; develop Standards of Professionalism; and review and respond to cases before the AAOS regarding ethical issues.
“Being asked to serve this post is a wonderful example of the respect that Dr. Cummings has earned from her professional peer group,” said Gerald Cayer, executive vice president at Franklin Community Health Network and chief operating officer at Franklin Memorial Hospital. “We are proud of her appointment to the Ethics Committee of the Academy.”
Dr. Cummings is Franklin Health Orthopaedic’s lead orthopaedic surgeon. Besides her role there, she is also the Director of the Carrabassett Clinic at Sugarloaf, and the physician for Carrabassett Valley Academy and the University of Maine at Farmington. She has more than 20 years experience in orthopaedics.
Franklin Health Orthopaedics is located in the Medical Arts Center at 111 Franklin Health Commons, next to Franklin Memorial Hospital.
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