President's Letter

W. Frank Willett, M.D.

Willett | President's Letter

Welcome back from summer break. I realize it's still hot outside, the days are still long, and for some, the kids may not quite be back in school yet. I hope you were all able to take advantage of June and July and enjoy some vacation time. The medical society will be picking back up shortly and the business of the medical society will start occurring in earnest in the next few months. Coming up September 5th will be the deadline for resolutions to be submitted to the House of Delegates. At the end of September we will be having our beer tasting at the River Mill event center. And the House of Delegates itself will be in the third weekend of October (October 21st-22nd). So, I hope you're ready to get involved and get busy over the next few months.

On a final note, as I write this in mid-July, we just heard of the death of one of our past presidents, Thomas "Butch" Cochran. Butch was a fixture of Columbus medicine practicing here over the past 40 years. Butch was the first president I remember when I first got involved in the society. I saw him not only as a capable colleague but as an example of a leader that I could learn from. Butch was a dedicated surgeon, a capable leader of the medical society, and a respected and involved member of the Columbus community. He will be missed.