Dr. Liu Elected to Board of Directors for the AAFP

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Greeley County Health Services is proud to congratulate Dr. Robyn Liu for her recent election to the board of directors for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Liu will serve as the new physician representative on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Liu was elected to a one-year term by the New Physician Constituency during the AAFP National Conference of Special Constituencies. The AAFP represents 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide. “I am honored by the trust my colleagues have placed in me to represent the interests of more than 25,000 new family physicians,” says Dr. Liu

A new physician is defined as a doctor in his or her first seven years of practice following residency completion. As the new physician member of the board of directors, Liu is responsible for representing the interests and opinions of the New Physician Constituency to the AAFP Board of Directors and the Congress of Delegates. She also advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. Liu commented, “Family physicians are at the center of the solution to our nation’s health care problems, and we must advocate for our value to patients and to the system. As a rural family physician, I am particularly sensitive to the importance of health care for communities. I look forward to the opportunity to help shape important decisions and move our specialty forward.”

Dr. Robyn Liu will be officially installed as a board member at the AAFP Scientific Assembly in September 2011. “We’re very pleased to acknowledge Dr. Liu’s achievement,” says Debbi Lehner, Greeley County Health Services Chief Executive Officer. “Her years of work in rural and frontier family medicine give her a unique voice at a national level.”

Dr. Robyn Liu is chief of staff for Greeley County Health Services, a rural health system at work in Greeley, Wallace, and Hamilton Counties, Kansas.

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