Huntington, West Virginia (August 29, 2023] – Valley Health Systems’ Vice President of Health Services and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mathew Weimer, recently attended the National Association of Community Health Centers’ (NACHC) Community Health Institute and Expo (CHI) in San Diego, California. Conference attendees heard from industry leaders, network with peers, and shared ideas and best practices for providing high-quality, affordable healthcare in a challenging and evolving healthcare environment.
The NACHC CHI brings together more than 3000 leaders, policy experts, consumers, and corporate partners to celebrate Community Health Centers’ record of providing care for 31.5 million patients. Health centers have provided affordable care available to all, with a focus on the underserved, for more than five decades, generating $24 billion annually in cost savings.
Serving on multiple committees for NACHC, including the Clinical Practice Committee, where he served as co-vice chair, and the Subcommittee on Health Center Financing and Operations, Dr. Weimer had the opportunity to help shape priorities and address concerns related to health center funding, clinical care, workforce, and other critical topics.
As one of two Region III (WV, PA, DE, MD, VA, and DC) board representatives for NACHC, Dr. Weimer was also engaged in the process of identifying and choosing NACHC’s new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Khu Rhee. Dr. Weimer’s 2-year term on the NACHC Board ended on 8/31/23.
“I recently had the honor of attending the NACHC Community Health Institute and Expo, and I am grateful to Valley Health’s President & CEO, Steve Shattls, as well as Valley Health’s Board of Directors, for allowing me to have this opportunity to learn, network, and share my thoughts on the most pressing issues impacting community health centers in West Virginia, NACHC Region III, and nationally. My time serving on the Board has been extremely fulfilling, particularly during an exciting time of transition in the organization. I am proud to have been part of a board committed to improving access to quality healthcare for all individuals nationwide.”
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Valley Health Systems, Inc. is a leader in primary care since 1975 and operates more than 40 healthcare centers and public health programs in southwestern West Virginia and southern Ohio. With more than 170 providers and 800 staff members, Valley Health is dedicated to accessible, quality healthcare for all members of our communities. Valley Health Systems, Inc. delivers primary care services to more than 100,000 patients in our service area each year.