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On behalf of the Board of Directors, Judy Ingram, Board President, is pleased to announce the selection of Carol Murphy, RN, MSHA, FACHE as the new Executive Director for Sacopee Valley Health Center.
Carol is a Healthcare Executive with a successful 25-year track record as a business leader and innovator. She began her career as a Registered Nurse, having graduated from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing. Motivated to solve some of the complaints she was hearing from her fellow nurses, she became Director of Nursing at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). She was responsible for all nursing services in a 220-bed skilled nursing facility where she became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She stayed in the geriatric field for 15 years, assuming roles as Director of Geriatrics and Executive Director of Programs for All-Inclusive Care for Elders at CHA Cambridge Hospital.
Carol continued her education in the health field and achieved a Master of Science in Health Administration from Simmons College. She also has the distinction of being a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Recruited by a former executive at Cambridge, Carol moved to New York City and spent 7 years with Brightpoint Health as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer. During her time there, the organization first became a “FQHC look-a-like” and then became a full federally qualified Health Center. She was instrumental in helping them open 16 new clinics, and when she left, they were serving 70,000 patients.
Most recently, Carol has been consulting with FQHCs to improve quality and achieve sustainability in their clinical programs by working with community partners and referral sources. She also has extensive experience in developing and implementing strategies for integrating behavioral health and substance abuse programs. She is known for balancing quality and financial goals.
Carol expressed her desire for this challenge as “I am excited for this new adventure and grateful to have been chosen to work with such a committed Board of Directors and the amazing Health Center staff. I have no doubt that we will achieve great things together.”
Judy concluded “With a daughter living in the Boston area and a son in Portland, Maine, we feel very fortunate to have been able to attract someone of Carol’s caliber to rural Maine. With the addition of Carol to our exceptional team of medical providers, administrators, and staff, it will be exciting to see what the future will hold for our Health Center and the communities we serve.”
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Sacopee Valley was among the top 30% of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across their clinical operations.
The Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 and 1995 grants medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to HRSA-supported health centers.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.