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Walla Walla General Hospital Presents the 2015 Physician of the Year Award


Adventist Health is pleased to announce Robert Betz, MD, OB/Gyn, Medical Director of Adventist Health Medical Group, as the 2015 recipient of the Physician of the Year Award. The award was presented to Dr. Betz the Adventist Health Physician Leadership Symposium in Sacramento, Calif. by Keith Doram, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Adventist Health. Nominations for the esteemed award were submitted by the medical staff at Walla Walla General Hospital.

“Dr. Betz is an excellent physician and surgeon,” says Martin Abbott, MD, anesthesiologist at WWGH. “I enjoy working with him because he is very thorough and does excellent work. He is the person that other physicians go to if they need advice or help.”

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Betz has provided care to mothers and newborns at Walla Walla General Hospital. More recently, he has expanded his focus to other members of our community by providing medical oversight to INK-OUT, a community project to remove tattoos of anti-social behavior from local youth and adults who wish to change their appearance and lifestyle.

Dr. Betz received his medical degree in 1980 at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara followed by an OB/Gyn residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He was a founding member of Blue Mountain Medical Group in Walla Walla, which was purchased by Adventist Health in 2008. He currently practices as an OB/Gyn in the campus’ Medical Pavilion.

For more information about Dr. Betz, call Adventist Health Medical Group at (509) 527-8153.