Honors & Awards Physician and Teacher of the year 2011
Dr Vicki Black honored as Family Physician of the Year
At its annual meeting in May, the Washington Academy of Family Physicians honored Dr. Vicki Black as Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Black is currently the medical director for Community Health of Central Washington and on the faculty of Central Washington Family Medicine Residency in Yakima, Washington. Prior to joining CHCW, she practiced rural medicine in Grand Coulee, Washington. She is a past president of the Washington State Rural Health Association and the Washington Academy of Family Physicians.
The award reads “Dr. Vicki Black epitomizes excellence in family medicine. The WAFP commends her selfless contribution to the profession, her professional and personal leadership skills, her articulate, intuitive and courageous commitment to patient-centered care, and thanks her for her inspiration to students and residents.”
Dr Russell Maier Honored as Family Medicine Educator of the Year
The Washington Academy of Family Physicians has honored Russell Maier, MD as Family Medicine Educator of the Year for 2011. Dr. Maier is the Program Director for the Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program. He has been with the residency program since 1993, previously serving in the roles of Associate Program Director, faculty, and coordinator for medical student rotations.
Dr. Maier is a skilled educator whose work, leadership, and advocacy have significantly impacted both the regional and national medical education landscapes. His enthusiasm for learning and teaching is contagious. He models the highest standards of medical care, training, collaborative leadership and professionalism in his dealings with residents, students, colleagues, friends and patients.