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CVCH medical director lauded for work reducing opioid addiction and deaths.

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) presented Dr. Malcolm Butler, medical director of Wenatchee's Columbia Valley Community Health, with the 2013 Samuel U. Rodgers Achievement Award at the 44th annual NACHC Community Health Institute in Chicago, Ill.

Butler was recognized for his work around reducing prescription opioid abuse and accidental overdose for the CVCH patient population and the surrounding communities. In his acceptance statement,

Butler said he was pleased and flattered to receive this award on behalf of the providers and staff of Columbia Valley Community Health.

Born and raised in Seattle, Butler obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Cornell University, and attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine residency, and an Academic Fellowship at the Ventura County Family Medicine Residency in Ventura, Calif.

He has practiced in Wenatchee since 1993, and has served as the medical director of Columbia Valley Community Health since 1995. He was named Washington State Family Physician of the Year in 2005. He was awarded the "Summit Award" in 2012 by the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association for his "singular achievement in reducing opioid related deaths."

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Title Annotation:Keeping up with People
Publication:Wenatchee Business Journal
Date:Jan 1, 2014
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