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Carolyn Kurz begins her 43 year career as the Executive Vice President/CEO of the Lexington Medical Society. Under her guidance and leadership, the Lexington Medical Society greatly expanded its membership. She ushered LMS into creating a couple of business operations in support of the membership. The first was the establishment of a 24/7 medical call center in 1984. The second was a credentialing service in 1995. Both operations are successfully operating to this day. During her tenure 8 LMS members became President of the Kentucky Medical Association, 6 became Chair of the KMA Board of Trustees, 1 became President of the American Medical Association, and 1 became Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees and later President of the American Medical Association. In 2011 she was awarded the AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Read 2014 LMS President Thomas H. Waid, MD tribute to Carolyn Kurz