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Porter New CEO at Center for Comprehensive Health Practice PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 February 2013 04:31

Richard Porter has been named Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Comprehensive Health Practice.  His position will be effective March 1st.

Porter is coming to the Center from the position of Chief Administrative Officer of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, where he was principally responsible for finance, clinical, and information technology functions, having earlier served there as Chief Financial Officer.  His career includes several operational and technology leadership positions within the not- for- profit and healthcare sectors.  Prior to Mount Sinai, Mr. Porter served as Vice President of Business and Technology at Jewish Child Care Association from 2000 to 2007, and as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Navy during the Gulf War.

“Mr. Porter is an executive who has demonstrated an ability to help guide and improve organizations at critical junctures in their life cycles,” says Roger Frisch, Chairman of the Board of The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice.  "During this time of unprecedented change in healthcare, Mr. Porter’s leadership experience, clear understanding of the healthcare challenges of underserved communities, and his vision will be an invaluable addition to our Center."

As CEO, Porter will be responsible for leading the Center through the shifting healthcare landscape, directing the strategic planning process, proposing and implementing policies and procedures for the benefit of the patients, developing and overseeing management of all programs, promoting the financial health of the Center through direct involvement in fundraising with key individuals and institutional entities, and managing relationships with external organizations regarding public education, advocacy, and collaborations.  Drawing on Mr. Porter’s extensive technological experience, the role will also include guiding the Center in its continued investments in technology.

“The changing healthcare landscape brings an exciting time and many opportunities for CCHP.  I look forward to working with the Board and staff as we meet the challenges of Healthcare Reform and continue the outstanding work of the Center”, says Porter.

Porter earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Concordia College and is currently completing his MBA in Health Care Administration from the City University of New York’s Baruch Zicklin School of Business.

Founded in 1960, The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice’s mission grew from a commitment to the idea that physical, social, emotional health variables are intimately related and that people need a single place where all these issues can be addressed concurrently.  From this insight, the Center built a fully integrated health care delivery model directed to the specific needs of its New York City Patients.  Originally founded as part of New York Medical College, the Center became an independent not- for-profit corporation in 1990.  The Center is governed by a Board of Directors and licensed by the New York State Department of Health as an article 28 diagnostic and treatment center and provides substance abuse treatment under license from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service (OASAS).  Medical student education is conducted under an academic affiliation with New York Medical College.  The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) is a unique parent education and support program open to the general public.

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