Dr. Patrick Moran also named Preceptor of the Year by PNWU students

Moran, Patrick-fYAKIMA, WA – Central Washington Family Medicine (CWFM), a service of Community Health of Central Washington, is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Patrick Moran as its new Obstetrics Physician Director.  In addition, Dr. Moran was named Preceptor of the Year by the medical students at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.  The annual award honors a physician who has made significant contributions to the clinical instruction of medical students by devoting time, talent and efforts as a preceptor by displaying a passion for teaching, a commitment to service and a dedication to the highest ethical standards.  Moran has served as a preceptor for medical students for the last 5 years.

Moran was hired in 2011 as a faculty physician for CWFM.  Prior to his CWFM tenure, he was a staff physician for Sunnyside Community Hospital, specializing in family medicine and obstetrics.  Moran holds a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and a bachelor of science in microbiology from the University in Washington.  In addition, he serves as a content lead for the Washington State Hospital Association’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap Pre-pregnancy Best Practices, and serves on both the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Perinatal Quality Assurance Committee and the regional Perinatal Advisory Board.

“Patrick has successfully balanced a clinical practice with an impressive teaching career,” says Russell Maier, MD, Program Director, Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, a service of Community Health of Central WA.  “Under his supervision and leadership, our clinic will continue to build upon its excellence of quality of care throughout our team areas, enhancing our clinic and serving our community and patients well.”

Moran’s responsibilities as CWFM’s obstetrics physician include providing day-to-day leadership, oversight and direction to the faculty, staff, and resident physicians.  In addition, his duties will focus on improving, developing and implementing clinical service and quality for patients.  His primary duties are evaluating the performance of staff, providing feedback and mentoring, developing education programs, contributing to staff professional development, helping develop department budgets, and promoting the best interests of clinic’s staff and patients.

About Community Health of Central Washington

Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, affordable primary health care, dental and mental health services to area residents.  CHCW provides services to more than 25,000 people annually through six locations, without regard to income and ability to pay.  Headquartered in Yakima, CHCW centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following sites and services: Central Washington Family Medicine, Central Washington Family Residency Program, Senior and Residential Care (SRCare), Senior Smiles, Yakima Pediatric Associates, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Highland Clinic, and Naches Medical Clinic.  For more information, visit www.chcw.org.