Hoyt Burdick, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Cabell Huntington Hospital, has been elected by acclamation to serve a two-year term as one of West Virginia’s two delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA). He will represent West Virginia physicians in the 2018 AMA Interim Session in Washington, D.C. in November.
“The focus of the 2018 Interim is health care policy and advocacy,” said Dr. Burdick. “I am proud to be a representative of the great state of West Virginia on these topics.”
Burdick has recently completed six years of service as an elected alternate delegate to the West Virginia AMA. He also completed an elected term to the national office of the AMA, serving on the Organized Medical Staff Section Governing Council.
The AMA House of Delegates is a democratic forum representing the views and interests of a diverse group of member physicians from more than 170 societies. These delegates meet twice per year to establish policy on health, medical, professional and governance matters, as well as the principles within which the AMA’s business activities are conducted.
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