FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2013
Contact: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications: 509.577.5051
YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Carl R. Olden, MD, FAAFP, has been named the 2014 Family Physician of the Year by the Washington Academy of Family Physicians.
This prestigious award is given annually to a family physician who exemplifies a compassionate commitment to improving the health and well-being of people and communities across Washington. Dr. Olden’s practice includes obstetrics and geriatrics, and as one colleague says, he has been a “guiding light for many of us throughout the state in promoting quality care.”
Dr. Olden was born in Toppenish and raised in Yakima, and his family roots run deep in our Valley. He is the founder of Pacific Crest Family Medicine, serves as Memorial’s medical director and is a faculty member for the Central Washington Family Medicine Residency program.
Dr. Olden also has shown commitment to improving health around the world. He has traveled with the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) program to Moldova, Tajikistan, Mexico, Lithuania, Portugal and the Azores, Qatar, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. He also worked with Heart-to-Heart International in Moldova and Tajikistan, and served as a U.S. representative to the Hiroshima International Council for Healthcare of the Radiation Exposed.
Congratulations Dr. Olden!