Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Names Sen. Nan Orrock a 2013 Family Medicine Legislative Champion of the Year

ATLANTA (November 8, 2013) – The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) names Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) as a 2013 Family Medicine Legislative Champion of the Year for her distinguished leadership and an unceasing commitment to assist family physicians and their patients in Georgia.

“I’m honored to be recognized for my work with our medical community and ensure doctors around the state have the resources and support they need to give their patients access to the highest-quality healthcare,” said Sen. Orrock. “Medical care today is constantly changing, and our communities would be no where without the devotion of our family physicians; they are truly the untold heroes in the healthcare industry.”

Sen. Orrock has championed healthcare in Georgia for years, recently sponsoring Senate Bill 158, which clarifies that a Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment is voluntarily executed by a patient or his or her authorized representative, and a physician, during the 2013 Session.

“As a longtime friend of family medicine, it is with appreciation that we recognize Senator Nan Orrock for her unceasing efforts to assist family physicians especially during the 2013 Legislative Session when she carried a bill to further clarify and expand the GAFP-supported legislation on the Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment Form initiative,” said GAFP President Jonathan Mitchell Cook, DO, FAAFP.

The GAFP, founded in 1947, is a member chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. With a membership of 2,500 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students, the organization promotes the specialty of family medicine through the education of and service to family physicians in Georgia.

For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2013

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