The Nebraska Medical Association held its 2022 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony on August 19, 2022. Installed as President was Daniel Rosenquist, MD, of Columbus. A native Nebraskan, Dr. Rosenquist received his bachelor’s degree at Hastings College, his Doctor of Medicine at UNMC, and finished his Family Medicine Residency at University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals in 1987. From there he joined Columbus Family Practice Associates in Columbus, NE where he continues to this date.  Their independent practice now consists of 7 physicians, 2 PA’s, 2 APRN’s and offers a host of ancillary services. In addition to his involvement in the NMA, he serves as Vice-President of the NE Coalition for Patient Safety where he also serves as the Chair of the Reporting Committee. Currently in his second stint as a member of the Board of Directors at Columbus Community Hospital, he previously served as President of the Medical Staff and has continued involvement in various committees both at the Medical Staff and Board of Director level. He is a member of the NMA, AMA, NAFP, and AAFP where he attained the degree of Fellow. As an extension of his interests, he is a Patient Safety and Risk Management Consultant to COPIC, a medical professional liability company headquartered in Denver but offering coverage in multiple states, including Nebraska. His family includes his wife Janice, his daughter Megan Kelly, her husband Mark, and their daughter Lyla, as well as his son Ryan.

Elected as NMA President-elect is John Trapp, MD, of Lincoln, NE.

Award winners for 2022 were also named: Physician of the Year is Michael Rapp, MD, Lincoln; Young Physician of the Year is Traci Dieckmann, DO, Central City; Distinguished Service to Medicine is Paul Esposito, MD, Omaha; Physician Advocate of the Year is Alex Thomas Dworak, MD, Omaha; Resident Advocate of the Year is Michael Visenio, MD, MPH, Omaha; Student Advocate of the Year is Rebecca Anderson, Omaha; and the NMA Friend of Medicine is Senator Steve Lathrop, JD, Omaha.

In addition, 29, 50-year practitioners were recognized and $26,000 in scholarships were recognized.

The Nebraska Medical Association was founded in 1868, and currently represents over 2,500 Nebraska physicians, residents, and medical students. The mission of the Nebraska Medical Association is advocating for physicians and the health of all Nebraskans.