Cummings appointed to national committee

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FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital announces that orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Nancy Cummings was appointed to the ethics committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at its recent annual meeting. The committee serves as a resource and provides guidance to AAOS regarding issues of medical ethics and professionalism in orthopaedics.

The 10-person committee is charged with overseeing the principles of medical ethics in orthopaedic surgery and code of ethics for orthopaedic surgeons, and recommends revisions to the board of directors; develops standards of professionalism; and reviews and responds to cases before the AAOS regarding ethical issues.

Cummings is Franklin Health Orthopaedic’s lead orthopaedic surgeon. Besides her role there, she is also the director of the Carrabassett Clinic at Sugarloaf and the physician for Carrabassett Valley Academy and the University of Maine at Farmington. She has more than 20 years experience in orthopaedics.

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