YAKIMA, WA –Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has named Millard McQuaid as its new Chief Operating Officer. He is taking over the position from Judy O’Neal who is retiring from CHCW after 30 years of serving in the healthcare field in and around Central and Eastern Washington. Previously McQuaid served as Clinical Manager for Central Washington Family Medicine.
McQuaid holds a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Science degree in Finance from the University of Colorado. He earned his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Management Information Systems and has a Certificate in Health Sciences from Montana State University.
Before joining CHCW’s family of services, McQuaid was Research Assistant at Montana State University’s (Bozeman, MT) joint research study with NASA, researching the impacts of microgravity and infectious yeasts and the interactions with the human immune system (study was carried out on the international space station in October 2012). Prior, McQuaid worked in a variety of leadership roles for Northwest Healthcare in Kalispell, MT, during which he was a key contributor in growing the organizations outpatient services throughout the Northwest Montana region.
As CHCW’s new Chief Operating Officer, McQuaid will be responsible for providing oversight, planning, and leadership to the following clinical departments at CHCW: Pharmacy Services, Outreach and Health Promotion, Clinical Support Staff/Reception/Scheduling, Radiology, and Lab Departments. In addition, McQuaid will oversee medical records and care management for CHCW facilities.
“Originally the position of Chief Operating Officer at Community Health of Central Washington was made possible by a federal grant back in 2011, before that it was position that we were not able to formally fill for financial reasons,” says Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA. “We welcome Millard’s knowledge and experience to continue to help us serve our clinic and team members.”
Community Health of Central Washington’s clinics offer care in Yakima, Ellensburg, Naches, and Tieton. It has a staff of 300 employees.
About Community Health of Central Washington
Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, affordable primary health care, dental and mental health services to area residents. CHCW provides services to more than 25,000 people annually through six locations, without regard to income and ability to pay. Headquartered in Yakima, CHCW centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following sites and services: Central Washington Family Medicine, Central Washington Family Residency Program, Senior and Residential Care (SRCare), Senior Smiles, Yakima Pediatrics, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Naches Medical Clinic, and Highland Clinic. For more information, visit www.chcw.org.