Sunday, November 9, 2014

Scully Honored at AMA House of Delegates

Former APA Medical Director James H. Scully Jr., M.D., was one of three recipients of the AMA's Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Awards yesterday during the opening session of the AMA’s 2014 Interim Meeting in Dallas.

Presenting the award, AMA Board Chair Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., told delegates that Scully, during his 11-year tenure at APA, revitalized staff functions, restored financial stability, and replenished reserves while leading APA’s advocacy efforts around parity coverage of mental illness, access to care, and reduction of stigma around mental disorders.

Scully, who is also a past chair of the AMA Section Council on Psychiatry and was active for years in the House of Delegates, told delegates in acceptance of the award that his work with other specialty society executives in the House revealed over and over again that “the problems we share in common and the solutions [we need] are much greater than the things that divide us.”

For more about Scully, see the Psychiatric News article “Scully to Retire After Whirlwind Decade.”

(Image: Mark Moran)