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CHCW Adds Three New Department Leaders to Team
New IT Director, Chief Quality Officer, and Clinical Manager join as Team Leaders
YAKIMA, WA – Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has added three new administrators as team leaders – Danny Dodd is named CHCW’s Director of Information Technology, Sara Williamson as CHCW’s Chief Quality Officer, and Millard McQuaid as Central Washington Family Medicine Clinic’s (CWFM) Clinical Manager.
Danny Dodd joins CHCW as its new Information Technology Director with over 20 years of information technology industry experience. He was most recently IT Consultant and Systems Administrator for Alden Associates, Inc., where he managed accounts primarily in school districts in Eastern Washington.
Dodd is now responsible for overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions for CHCW, including directing all IT operations, support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical processes and solutions.
Sara Williamson joins CHCW as Chief Quality Officer with over 40 years of nursing and management experience, including 20-plus years of senior management experience. Most previously, Williamson was Chief Nursing Executive at Health Management Associates/Community Health Systems – Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, where she directly supervised all nursing services, education, cath lab, cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, and anesthesia departments, along with trauma, cardiac, open heart and stroke certifications and accreditations.
Williamson’s new responsibilities include providing leadership, oversight, and support related to clinical quality improvement for CHCW, including health center-wide care delivery and health outcomes, safety initiatives and improvement related to cost of care.
Millard McQuaid has been named Clinical Manager of CWFM, a medical clinic provided through CHCW.
Previously, he 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 was Financial Analyst and Interim Clinic Manager for Northwest Healthcare in Kalispell, MT, and Eureka, MT, during which he was a key contributor to a successful bond issuance to finance an emergency room and operating room expansion. In addition, under his clinical leadership the healthcare system added multiple new service lines including neurology, psychiatry, pulmonology, and endocrinology.
“All three new administers are welcomed additions to our leadership teams,” says Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA. “We are eagerly looking forward to advancing our short and long term goals in each respective departments with the addition of their skillset and vast experience.”
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 Pediatric Hospitalist Service. For more information, visit www.chcw.org.