The Medical Society of Sedgwick County (MSSC) is a membership organization representing the physicians in Sedgwick County on issues related to the private practice of medicine. Founded in 1903, MSSC today counts nearly 1,250 physicians members — about 93% of practicing physicians in Sedgwick County — and is considered one of the most active county medical societies in the country.
MSSC coordinates or assists with several programs that benefit physicians and the larger community. It participates with local and state government and area groups to address matters affecting the health of the citizens of Wichita and Sedgwick County, including:
- Sedgwick County EMS System (assures medical protocols and quality)
- Project Access (coordinates health care access for the uninsured)
- Central Plains Regional Health Care Partnership (oversees Project Access)
- ProviDRs Care (preferred provider organization, formerly known as WPPA, Inc.)
- Medical Provider Resources (MPR)
- Health ICT (implements a federal grant on behalf of KDHE to improve the rate of obesity, diabetes, stroke and heart disease in Sedgwick County)
- Wichita Quality Health Collaborative (seeks to improve the quality of the community’s in-patient and out-patient care in a coordinated manner)
- Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care (leads a community collaborative studying the cost and quality of health care in Wichita)
- Pharmacy Information Reporting Program
- Medical Careers Loan Fund
- Legislative monitoring
In addition, over 900 practicing physicians in Sedgwick County voluntarily serve as teaching faculty for the Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita through its community-based medical educational programs.