Hawthorne, NY: Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) is pleased to announce Vincent Russell as Chief Operating Officer and Valerie Bartlett as Director, Health Center Operations.
Vincent Russell, MSM, obtained his BS from The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and his MS in Management from Florida Institute of Technology. He recently received his certification of achievement in Six Sigma Green Belt – Healthcare from Villanova University. Mr. Russell began his professional career serving as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army attaining the rank of Captain before moving into civilian industry as a Production and Service Manager at Cintas Corporation. Mr. Russell transitioned to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry working in various roles prior to directly entering healthcare administration. He continued to remain in the field of health care and outpatient services, accepting his most recent position at Northern Westchester Hospital.
Mr. Russell has extensive experience in managing the operations of multiple out-patient clinical sites as well as implementing new services and creating favorable financial outcomes. He has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and other regulatory agencies.
Valerie Bartlett, MPH, obtained her BA from Vassar College and her MPH from George Washington University. She began her professional career with the Department of Health and Human Services before moving to Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Groups. Ms. Barlett then worked for Montefiore Medical Center, then its affiliate, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Ms. Bartlett has extensive experience in managing the operations of multiple clinical sites as well as overseeing training activities. She worked closely with the New York State Department of Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and is quite familiar with operating Article 28 health centers and the associated facility regulations that pertain to us. In addition, she has significant experience with electronic medical records and revenue cycle activities.
“I am excited to have Vince and Valerie join Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. They bring a wealth of experience and education to our organization,” said Reina Schiffrin, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. “They have only been here a short time but are already offering new ideas and approaches to our operations.”
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. (PPHP) is the 20th largest affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and operates 10 health centers in Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland counties. In 2014, PPHP provided services to more than 33,000 patients in more than 64,000 visits. It offered more than 1,700 education and training programs, reaching more than 42,000 youth and adults. PPHP has served the community for 82 years, and is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health. PPHP is headquartered in Hawthorne, NY. For more information about PPHP services and programs, visit www.pphp.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Tricia Fleming, Manager, Communications & Marketing
September 10, 2015