The following is a press release.
West Roxbury resident Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA has been named the sixth President and CEO of The Dimock Center in Roxbury.
Minter-Jordan will succeed Ruth Ellen Fitch who has served 9 years in the position and will retire in June 2013, announced the Board of Directors via press release.
Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business with an MBA in Health Services. Following a successful career in academic medicine at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Jordan came to the Dimock Center in 2007 because of her commitment to increasing access to comprehensive medical care for underserved populations.
Fitch is largely credited with putting into place fiscal and programmatic systems and controls that have led to more efficient operations, costs savings and clinical advancements resulting in greater access to a full range of clinical and social services for the Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester neighborhoods served by Dimock. According to Fitch, “My role as CEO of Dimock has been the most rewarding in my professional career. I was fortunate to have led a talented, passionate and dedicated team and could not be happier to be entrusting this invaluable community institution to Myechia.”
The search for a new CEO was a rigorous and thorough process. The Search Committee, led by board Vice President and Eastern Bank COO Robert Rivers, explored a wide range of candidates, both locally and from across the country. “Among the group of highly qualified and experienced contenders, Myechia was the clear standout,” said Rivers. “I am certain that our organization, patients, clients, employees and the community we serve will be in the best possible hands.”
In her role of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jordan aggressively pursued opportunities that made additional resources and expertise available to Dimock. In the summer of 2012, through Dr. Jordan’s efforts, Dimock received a $4.9 million grant from the federal agency HRSA (Health Resource Services Administration) to expand and transform the health center facility into a medical home.
Dr. Jordan played a leadership role in developing the Harvard Primary Care Center initiative that partners academic hospitals and community health centers to transform into patient centered medical homes. Through her work with the Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational Science Center, she also created an infrastructure for clinical research at Dimock. Her work will ensure that patients are meaningfully engaged in the creation and approval of research initiatives.
“I am humbled and honored to have been selected by the Board to lead Dimock at such a critical, transformative time in American health care policy,” said Dr. Jordan. “We have an opportunity to make unprecedented progress in system reforms, advance access to care and establish community health centers as leaders in the provision of comprehensive care. Dimock has the experience and passion to lead this effort in Boston and to be a model for others across the country.”