CHCW Names New Population Health Manager
Erika Quinones joins team to improve both the health status and the care experience of the patient population for the organization
YAKIMA, WA –Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has added Erika Quinones to its newly created position of Population Health Manager, specializing in the health care experiences and health outcomes of the organization’s patient population.
Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in community health education and master’s degrees in business administration and public health from New Mexico State University (NMSU). Most recently, she was a program supervisor for case managers at New Mexico Works/SL Start and a college assistant professor at Dona Ana Community College. Previously, Erika was an associate clinical administrator and the associate director of academic programs for Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s – Department of Anesthesiology, a contracted professor for CETYS University in Baja California, a state epidemiologist for infectious disease, a prevention coordinator in behavioral health in Southern New Mexico and a medical health educator/screener for Kaiser Permanente at San Diego, CA
As the new Population Health Manager, Erika will be responsible for providing leadership, motivation and direction across CHCW service area clinics and programs to ensure that the organization supports best practice population health practices as well as coordinating policy and strategy development in area-based health promotion planning.
“We are excited to introduce this new position to our organization,” says Dr. Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA. “We welcome the addition of Erika to our service team and look forward to new and innovative policies and upgraded implementation of patient-oriented best practices.”
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.