Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend, QFamily Partners! 

I am sure that some of you will be reading this after you return from a well-deserved four-day weekend, and I hope that this holiday is a good one for everyone. In addition, ONQ will be closed Monday in recognition of US Memorial Day, so our employees will enjoy a three-day weekend as well! 

As the world moves to a more vaccinated population, Panama continues to decline new cases and deaths. May saw several days with zero deaths reported. Because Panama relies on delivering the vaccine from other countries and primarily through the World Health Organization COVAX program, we are still less than 10% vaccinated. To date, a total of 987,818 doses have been administered, with 7.8 of the population fully vaccinated (having received two doses.)

According to last night’s report by the Ministry of Health (MINSA), Panama’s numbers have risen to 375,282, with 6,357 deaths. Some provinces, including Veruguas, where ONQ is headquartered, saw a recent spike in numbers and face earlier curfews and Sunday quarantines.

The Biggest Family in Panama continues to grow, and last Friday, we welcomed 32 new people to the QFamily. This week, 37 new trainees started their medical billing journey, which puts us at 77 current trainees! 

At the end of June, we will highlight the graduations of the first half of the year. (Yes, it is incerdible to think that we are almost halfway through 2021!) But for today, as many people enjoy the holiday weekend, we want to share some of the QFamily’s favorite vacations. Click here to view.

We present our next ONQ-U  on Wednesday, June 23, and Saturday, June 26. If you are interested in volunteering to be a guest professor, click here! I continually boast about our continuing education program, and our clients’ involvement helps to make our ONQ-U program the best in our industry! What better way to meet and interact with our employees than to work directly with them through our virtual ONQ-U?

As the summer months in the US get closer, I have had clients express interest in visiting Panama. We have already had one client visit, and we are ready to entertain more! Just let me know if you need any more information. 

I want to thank the board of the Texas Chapter of RBMA. It was an excellent Chapter meeting at McClane Stadium. I enjoyed seeing old friends and making new connections as well! Congratulations to the newly elected President, Barbara Gonzalez-Falla.

I look forward to a great year!

Again, and as always, we hope for you and your loved ones’ safety and well-being. Stay safe out there!

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