The Board of Directors of Bay Clinic Inc. recently announced the appointment of Harold Wallace Jr. as the new chief executive officer of East Hawaii’s federally qualified health center.
“Harold Wallace is an experienced health care professional with significant experience in federally funded community health centers, physician group management and hospital operations,” said Bay Clinic Board Chair Tanya Aynessazian.
Wallace has served as Bay Clinic’s interim chief executive officer since June 2012, in which time he has strengthened the fiscal operations of the organization and spearheaded two major capital projects, the Pahoa Family Health Center renovation project and the construction of the new Ka‘u Family Health Center. Both locations will provide expanded access to primary medical and behavioral health care, as well as establish an on-site dental care unit at each location.
Prior to this, Wallace was CEO at Total Health Center, a community health center in Texas; vice president of the ambulatory services for the Schneider Regional Medical Center in the US Virgin Islands and chief operations officer at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.
“With all the current developments, we will continue to grow by actively recruiting providers like our new pediatrician that will be starting at our Pahoa health center in May and implementing technologies like a web-based patient portal to meet the diverse health care needs of our patients,” Wallace said.