Providing education, advocacy, information and professional development to promote the delivery of quality post-acute and long-term care medicine.
Drs. Bill Solomon and Bob McCartney were two of the founding fathers of Colorado Medical Directors Association (CMDA) back in the early 1990s. A small group of interested physicians, nurse practitioners, NHAs and pharmacists continued to meet on a monthly basis with the Health Facilities Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) through the 1990s and into the early 2000+ years. CMDA became a 501(c)3 in 2006.
In 2018, the membership voted to change the organization name to CMDA The Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. CMDA is a state chapter of AMDA The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Several CMDA Past Presidents have gone on to distinguish themselves nationally at AMDA, including the following: Karyn Leible, RN, MD, CMD, President of AMDA 2011-2012; Fred Feinsod, MD, CMD, AMDA Board member for many years; Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, President of AMDA 2018-2019.
CMDA has collaborated with the CDPHE to develop a number of infectious disease protocols with long term care facilities in mind. The protocol offspring can still be found on the CDPHE website regarding TB, Noro, MRSA, etc. Health Department Guidelines. CMDA is currently collaborating with AMDA to include CMDA monthly meeting recordings as a resource for listeners of AMDA On-The-Go, popular podcasts that explore the field of post-acute and long-term care medicine.
CMDA is recognized as a 501(c)3 and is registered by the State of Colorado as a Not-For-Profit Corporation.
CMDA meets monthly. An annual post-acute and long-term medicine conference is held in partnership with the Colorado Health Care Association/ Colorado Center for Assisted Living (CHCA/ CCAL) each April. Monthly and annual meetings serve to educate and update members with the latest information from CMDA, CHCA/ CCAL, CDPHE, Telligen, and the State Ombudsman.
Leslie Eber, MD, CMD, President