LARNED — Dr. Cristine Goodwin is leaving Pawnee Valley Medical Associates as a physician provider to pursue a position in a private family practice clinic in Baldwin City in December.
The new position will allow Dr. Goodwin to be closer to her family. She will work part-time and the move will give her husband the opportunity to pursue his calling in ministry in a larger city.
“This was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make as my patients in Larned and the surrounding communities are, and always will be, very dear to me,” said Dr. Goodwin. “At the same time, I am excited by the challenges that come with this new clinic. It is a unique opportunity where I hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those I serve.”
Dr. Goodwin has been with Pawnee Valley Medical Associates since August of 2011, and has been a valuable member of their medical team. She has played a key part in addressing women’s health issues in Pawnee County by specializing in women’s healthcare, pre-natal/OB care and pediatrics.
She has served as the Family Planning Consultant and Women’s Clinic Clinician at the Pawnee County Health Department and been a valuable resource in the community.
“We have enjoyed our time here in Larned and love the community,” said Dr. Goodwin. “I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve here. It is hard leaving a job you love and a community that has treated us like family. We are forever grateful for your love and support through the years.”
John Hughes, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital administrator, respects Dr. Goodwin’s decision.
“We will certainly miss Dr. Cristine Goodwin at Pawnee Valley Medical Associates and Pawnee Valley Community Hospital,” said Hughes. “We respectfully honor her need to put her family first. We wish her and her family much success and happiness in their future endeavors.”