Dr. Barbara Montford Honored as the First African-American Female President of DCMA
Monday, October 29, 2018
Posted by: Diane Berg
Dr. Barbara Montford Honored as the First African-American Female President of DCMA by the Miami-Dade County Commissioners
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MIAMI-DADE – During the October 23, 2018 Miami-Dade County Commission Meeting, Commissioner Barbara Jordan honored Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) President, Dr. Barbara Montford as the first African-American female President of the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA).
“Dr. Barbara Montford is truly an inspiration.” Commissioner Jordan said. “This is a historic achievement that will open doors for many women in the future.”
On June 23, Dr. Montford made history when she was installed as the first African-American female president of DCMA, which is the organization of choice for physicians who advocate for patients and for the quality and sustainability of the practice of medicine.
During her inauguration speech, Dr. Montford stated her aims to achieve better representation of African-American and Haitian-American medical communities in the DCMA and enhanced participation of women doctors in various activities of the organization. She said her overall goal is to achieve a more diverse, inclusive, and representative association of physicians for Miami-Dade County.
Dr. Montford expressed her gratitude to Commissioner Jordan for this recognition and highlighted the priorities of the DCMA which are our physician members, or patients, and the wellbeing of our community. “We promote the best work environment for our physicians, so they can provide the best service to their patients, that’s our Mantra”.
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The DCMA is the organization of choice for physicians who advocate for patients and for the quality and sustainability of the practice of medicine.
The mission of the Dade County Medical Association is to support its members in all aspects of the practice of medicine; to serve physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting ethical, educational and clinical standards for the medical profession, and to advocate the highest principle of all, the integrity of the patient/physician relationship.