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SEATTLE – (April 2, 2014) — Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, MPH, FACP, of Virginia Mason, will become a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Her term begins during Internal Medicine 2014, the ACP annual scientific meeting in Orlando, Fla., April 10-12. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the organization. 

Dr. Horwitch is a general internist and key faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Virginia Mason. She is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington. She served on the ACP Board of Governors and sits on several ACP committees, including the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committees, the Clinical Skills Subcommittee, and High Value Care Committee.  

She has been an ACP Fellow since 2004. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. The main areas of professional interest for Dr. Horwitch include HIV care, general internal medicine, medical education, ethics and prevention of disease. Dr. Horwitch has worked in several countries in Africa training and mentoring health care workers in the care of individuals diagnosed with HIV.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 137,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

About Virginia Mason
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. Virginia Mason employs more than 5,600 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 460 physicians; satellite locations throughout the Puget Sound area; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the U.S. designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally recognized for its breakthrough autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason was the first health system to apply lean manufacturing principles to health care delivery to eliminate waste, lower cost, and improve quality and patient safety.

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Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Virginia Mason Media Relations
(206) 341-1509
gale.robinette@vmmc.org

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