July 21, 2020 – Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company has been selected to find the next chief medical officer for the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center (WYH), a comprehensive healthcare provider and federally qualified health center based in Albany, NY. Leading the assignment are Dennis J. Kain, senior vice president, and Charlotte Tinsley, assistant vice president.
“The health center’s namesake, Whitney Young, worked to put an end to segregation and discrimination,” said Mr. Kain. “This newly expanded CMO role is an opportunity to continue that important work, focused on positioning WYH to succeed in a value-based purchasing payer environment. I’m confident that Tyler’s proven, seamless and personal approach will yield an exciting panel of diverse and qualified candidates for this role.”
This is an opportunity to strategically lead the medical division of a highly regarded community health organization, serving the underserved communities in their full life cycle of care, said Tyler & Company. “This role allows for a new structure designed to support increased integration and develop innovative models of care, including medical residency development, resulting in volume and service-line growth,” said the firm. “Mission, vision and collaboration are key cultural attributes. Proximity to the state capital provides an opportunity to influence public policy. WYH is seeking a mentor/administrator who will engage the staff and promote their continued development in the practice while positioning WYH to succeed in a value-based purchasing payer environment.”
The successful candidate will be a communicative and strategic leader with 10-plus years of medical management experience and five-plus years of prior supervisory experience with clinicians, said Tyler & Company. Experience within a community health center setting is important, along with a demonstrated cultural competency in caring for and working with people from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation and gender identity backgrounds. The candidate must be a medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathic medicine with a current board certification, preferably in one of the primary care specialties, and able to practice medicine in New York.
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The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center was established in 1971 to provide access to consistent quality health care without regard to income. Today, WYH offers health services to over 20,000 men, women and children at health centers in Albany, Troy and Watervliet, NY. School-based health centers provide medical care in three Albany elementary schools, as well as the Watervliet City School District. A mobile health unit provides medical care at schools, public housing, residential treatment centers and community centers. Through a collaborative dental program, WYH delivers preventative dental care at schools throughout the community and has recently added on-site restorative care to over 70 schools. WYH is also a provider for the WIC program in the region. The health center was named in honor of Whitney Moore Young, Jr. Using the Urban League as a platform, Mr. Young worked to put an end to segregation and discrimination.
Tyler & Company is the healthcare executive search arm of Jackson Healthcare. The firm specializes in recruiting leadership talent for healthcare, academic medicine and health and life sciences organizations. Since 1978, its recruiters have placed thousands of C-suite executives, physician leaders and healthcare administrators health systems, hospitals, physician group practices and academic medical centers.
Mr. Kain joined Tyler & Company in 2000. His career spans more than 40 years and includes extensive leadership experience in healthcare operations, hospital management and national consulting. His expertise working within provider settings, including serving as a hospital CEO, strengthens his understanding of the qualities, knowledge and vision needed in creating and leading a successful executive team. Mr. Kain has conducted CEO, senior executive and physician executive searches for large health networks, academic medical centers, independent physician practices and community hospitals across the country. He is a longstanding member and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as the ACHE regent for Eastern Pennsylvania.
Ms. Tinsley came to Tyler & Company in 2009. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in human resources and executive search. She focuses on finding senior talent in the areas of general management (president/CEO), finance, technology, HR, sales, marketing and operations. Ms. Tinsley has a long record of managing assignments for public, private and non-profit organizations. Her projects are comprised of searches for regional, national and international senior-level executives.
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