North Colorado Family Medicine resident receives national honor
GREELEY, Colo. (June 22, 2011) — A second-year family medicine resident from Greeley has been awarded the 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.
Lisa Young, D.O., will receive her award at the American Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting in September in Orlando. The AAFP’s Scientific Assembly is one of the largest gatherings of primary care providers in the country. The Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Award recognizes outstanding Family Medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care and aptitude for and interest in Family Medicine.
The American Academy of Family Physicians, founded in 1947, represents 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Dr. Young is a second-year family medicine resident in the Advanced Maternity Care Path (obstetric surgical pathway) at the North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Training Program in Greeley. She is currently serving as one of two administrative chief residents.
She is a graduate of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. Her interest in the medically underserved population began when she worked as a “street” nurse, working with end-stage AIDS, homeless, mentally-ill and injection drug using patients in a crime-ridden and impoverished neighborhood in San Francisco. She has also worked in rural communities in Alaska and on the Whiteriver Indian Reservation in Arizona.
Last fall Dr. Young was recognized by the Denver area’s North Metro Fire Rescue District with its Citizen “Live Saving” Award for a heroic rescue effort for a heart attack victim.
She assisted a man who collapsed at FlatIron Crossing mall by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.
ABOUT NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, not-for-profit facility licensed to operate 398 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. A family-centered obstetrics unit, cardiovascular, oncology, ortho/neuro, Level II trauma, Western States Burn Center and acute inpatient rehabilitation are among the many services offered through the medical center. Nearly 400,000 square feet of new patient care space was added to the northern Colorado region when the NCMC opened an expanded facility in December 2005. Included is the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado featuring state-of-the-art heart services; expanded birthing center and neonatal care unit, new intensive care units and new surgical suites.
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